Red Dirt Arts | Australian art, ceramics, photography and country music


Joel Smoker is a renowned country music song writer, performer and visual artist from Western Australia. Joel works in many mediums and has exhibited throughout Australia since 1978. Much of his work is inspired by the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the outback, where he was born and raised. This site showcases Joel's work as an artist, ceramicist, photographer and musician.

Joel Smoker's Way Out West series of drawings has a distinctive and authentic Western Australian quality. Each unique framed drawing (36 cm x 50 cm) can be purchased and delivered anywhere in Australia.

 

 

 

Photography
Boabs

As a landscape photographer, Joel has captured images that are distinctive and unique to the northwest of Australia. His work has been exhibited throughout Australia and he is well respected for the honesty of his compositions.

Photographs from The Kimberley Series are available as limited edition
metallic prints. Five of these photographs are also available as posters and six as A2 prints. Joel's photos of Highway 1 can be seen at Out on Highway One. His range of urban images can be seen at City Photos. View and buy from this website.

Music
Jeol Smoker Outback CD cover
Recordings

With The Red Dirt Band Joel has recorded five distinctive albums with a strong Australian flavour. The first album, Out On Highway One explores the themes of leaving home and discovering the world. Outback reflects Joel's Kimberley experiences both growing up as a child and returning to the heartland later as an adult. The Flesh And The Spirit explores more internal issues. The Road to Nullagine is a four song EP reflecting Joel's experiences in the north west of this state. Smile, deals with the passage of time and how it affects us all. Heaven, is a six song CD of original Gospel songs. His latest recording, The Human Condition deals with the foibles and follies of being humans.


For individual tracks or a digital download visit the Apple iTunes Store.

Performances

Joel has developed six shows and is available for live performances either as a solo artist with instrumental accompaniment or as a full band.

Ceramics
Semi Circular Prism Joel Smoker ceramics

As a ceramicist Joel has produced slab vases, platters and bowls, as well as special interest tiles and murals. His pieces are exhibited in solo and group shows and are part of private and public collections, including the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Unique pieces from his ceramics collection are now available for purchase from the online art gallery.

 

 

 

Shows

Young Joel Smoker KimberleyJoel has developed six shows about Australia - North Of The Tropic Of Capricorn, The Road to Nullagine and places further out, Out On Highway One, Outback Kid, The Big Sing and Way Out West. Some of the shows are multimedia presentations incorporating slides, stories and songs that reflect Joel's work as a photographer and musician. All of these shows are currently available for hire.

 

 

 

North of the Tropic of Capricorn | The Road to Nullagine and places further out | Out on Highway One | Outback Kid |

The Big Sing | Way Out West

Books

Kimberley Series book cover

Way out west book cover

If you ever needed reminding that Western Australia is a spectacular state, there is a collection of 45 paintings in this book which will make you want to explore this wonderful part of the country...
Read the review by Elaine Fry

Joel Smoker's monographs, The Kimberley Series and Way Out West are available to buy now.

Get in touch with Joel for more information - contact details.