Faculty of Education and Arts

Jimmy Pasakos

Jimmy Pasakos

Position: Lecturer
Study area: Visual Arts
Location: Arts Academy, Camp St Campus, Post Office Building, Room 217
Phone: 5327 8620
Email: j.pasakos@federation.edu.au


Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, University of Ballarat - 2007
Graduate Diploma Education, Visual Arts, University of Melbourne - 2005
Masters of Fine Art, Monash University - 1993
Post Graduate Diploma, Fine Art, Printmaking, Monash University - 1989
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Printmaking, Chisholm Institute of Technology - 1988



Bachelor of Visual Arts


  • Digital Art 1 - VAMIN1012
  • 2D Art - VASAF1012
  • Studio Art Practice 2D - VASAP2004
  • Drawing & Digital Art - VADDA3006
  • Painting - VAPNT3006


Jimmy is a practicing visual artist whose recent works have engaged in the exploration of place as an "outsider." 'Pasakos plays the role of the outsider, who, through frequent visitation forms ideas, opinions and a deep appreciation of place. The concept of viewing a place through a portal, of taking a peek, had occurred to the artist when travelling to regional Victoria on holiday……' Essay by curator Angie Taylor Warrnambool Art Gallery 2011. This sense of place is important to the artist as his childhood memories and previous works are based on the Docklands of Melbourne an area of where the artist would play. Spending much of his childhood exploring the industrial docklands of Melbourne, whose polluted artificial landscape highly influenced his earlier artwork, Pasakos now finds himself living and working in Ballarat,in regional Victoria. He has found inspiration in his new environment, in the natural landscape, history and architecture. Jimmy co-ordinates the Printmaking and Digital Art Departments for the undergraduate degree courses at SEA.

Areas of expertise

Visual arts, printmaking, audio visual and event management.

Research interests

Practice based research.


Associate Supervision 2011 Jessica Schroeter 2010 Dylan Foley


Solo exhibitions:

2011 'Peeking through a Portal', Warrnambool Art Gallery

2011 'Dark Elements' Pigment Gallery, Melbourne2004 'Port's Edge' Axia Modern Art Gallery, Melbourne 2002 'A Day at the Harbour', Australian Galleries, Sydney

2000 'Waterways' Australian Galleries, Melbourne1998 'Docklands and the Waterfront' Australian Galleries, Melbourne 1996 'Docklands and Beyond' Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1994 ???'Recent Works' Australian Galleries, Melbourne1993 'Works on Paper - Masters Exhibition' Coventry Gallery, Sydney 1993 Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1990 Malthouse Theatre Gallery, Melbourne1990 'Works on Paper - Masters Exhibition' Delbridge Gallery, Melbourne

Work held in public collections:

2011 Baillieu collection

2009 Federation University Australia

2004 University of Western Sydney

2000 MAB (Buxtons) Melbourne

1997 Art Gallery NSW

1997 Queensland University of Technology Art Collection, Brisbane

1994  Council of Adult Education

1990 Monash University, Melbourne

1989 Outer Eastern TAFE College

Cited in publications: books

1998 'Australian Printmakers of the 90s' Sasha Grishin, by Craftsman House

1991 'New Art Five' Nevill Drury, by Craftsman House gallery, Melbourne


  • Art Gallery of Ballarat Association
  • Print Council of Australia, committee and member