What is Private Arts About?

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What is Private Arts About?

If you’re looking for something new, something hard to find, something original which is not mass produced, you’re in the right place. Our aim is to be different, bold, and innovative, offering our customers something they love, placing originality at the forefront. 

Our Jonique Designer Collection takes its color inspiration from natures palette influenced by African and Australian landscapes, merging urban life and its inhabitants. Private Arts reflects a cosmopolitan fusion of culture and nature. We strive to give you an unique product with excellent quality for an affordable price. 

What are we creating for you?

Art and design is our labor of passion, enjoyment and expression. Our aim is to share these creations with you in expressive artistic fashion and home decor accessories. We want to infuse cultural mythologies and influences that inspire us to create a unique product for your enjoyment. 

We believe the aim of an artist is to make you feel something, challenge your imagination, connect with your persona, or reflect your mood. Whatever...... just open your mind and go with it!

Original artwork interpretations of abstractness and strength, elegance and energy. Combining mixed media mediums with texture, color and design elements to reflect the sensuousness of the universe. 

 Where do we came from?

Private Arts is a boutique creative team in tropical Queensland, Australia.  Passionate about art, fashion and culture brought to you by Jonique Designer Collections.

As the creator of Private Arts, Joanne was raised in South Africa at the time of deep political and racial divisions between the black and white people of Southern Africa. That rich cultural spirit and human struggle for equality have developed my imagination and expression of life through art, fashion and culture.

 Designer Jonique of Private Arts

Designer's Backstory

I developed my strong sense of color from the African people as an expression of power, status and style. Most of my work reflects that strength and boldness with geometrical patterns in vibrant color which is synonymous with tribal dress. These influences still resonate with me as I interpret today's urban art into fun fashion, adding my own modern touch inspired by my personal vision.

In my early 20's, I further developed my artistic knowledge studying the 'Old Masters of Europe' understanding technique, light and color. In my 30's. I completed a Diploma at the School of Color and Design in Sydney Australia, and my true artistic abstract style using mixed media was unearthed.

Imagination is everything. Nothing would be created if it was at first not imaged.

I further experimented with various mediums to create an organic fusion of light and color. I let the painting speak for itself to stimulate my imagination tapping into my own experiences, emotions and interpretation of life. 

I have a deep sense that every person has a purpose and a talent that must be explored and shared with others.

While creative work has always been my passion, life took me on a different path and you try to be the person others want you to be. Everything happens for a reason and my dream is to create art that someone, somewhere at sometime will have a connection to.


Join our creative and colorful journey

Creativity and ideas belong to an artist's soul. Come join me on my creative journey. My perspective is to have fun, do what I love and hopefully have our customers cherish our creativity as an expression of your uniqueness.  

I would like to launch Private Arts Design Gallery by quoting Steve Jobs........... 'Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in outer layers of the product or service'................