About Me




Industrial Bodies – Port Kembla                                                                         Morning Lake 3    Lake Illawarra


LATEST NEWS: Iam taking part in a group exhibition, to be held as the inaugural show at “The Village” art and crafts space in Port Kembla. My work will be a selection from the series: Industrial Bodies: Port Kembla  and Glimpses of Lake Illawarra. [2017 – 18]





MacDonnell Family Home Kilygola Monaghan  2014                     Joyce Family Home at Clare Galway Ireland,  in 1977


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       Self Portrait 1985

Sailing into Storm Bay from the d’Entrecasteaux Channel near Denne’s Point North Bruny Island, Tasmania



Lithographic Planer Study 1 Art School 1979          Jervis Bay Planar Study 1980


 Lithographic Planar Study 2 Art School 1979 [After Paul Klee] 

 Point Perpendicular Jervis Bay 1984



4th Year Art School Planar Studies  1979




Robe South Australia 1987                              Song for Keven The Blue Lake Mt Gambier 1987

Detail Dance of the Reeds 1987                                        Wonderful Water  1986




Rock Pool 1987                                              Pods in a Watery Phosphor  1987




Jervis Bay Abstract VI                 The Smallest Spiral Holds the History 11The Smallest Spiral Holds the History 1994

Jervis Bay Abstract 1989

Jewels in Memory of Louise Moillon 1993



Picton Tunnel V 1992                                        9. Durbar

Picton Tunnel    1992                                                                            Marfa Texas Series: Durbar          2011-2013



Landing at Denne’s Point, Nebraska Beach, Tasmania                    Forgive      Bruny Boat Shed 2009



The shack I built at Denne’s Point Bruny Island                 Ancient Boat Shed Nebraska Beach,  Bruny Island



the canary                                        Old Jervis Bay Abstract VII

Bruny Island Boat Shed Canary 2006-10                                           Jervis Bay Abstract 1980



Lurking Sky and Little Creatures 1986                  Lake Walk 1

  Lurking Sky and Little Creatures 1986                 Autumn Lake  2016     Lake Illawarra




DSC00233                    Pimpinella                                                                                    Shed Assemblage 2012                                                                                                        Bruny Boat Sheds:          Pimpinella     2009-2010



wcg.2015.-6095.Preview.New Work: Celtic Studies      Gaelic Influence




Industrial Bodies [latest work] 2017                                                               2017-2018


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Church Stage at St Bede’s                       Hobart                              Studio at St Bede’s            2013



 Studio Sussex Street 2018



2018                 Finalist in The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award Exhibition. The finalist show held at Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong, 9th                                         November till 1st December.

2018                 Exhibiting in “All on Board” Wollongong and local artist’s exhibition at the Wollongong Art Gallery from 3rd November 2018 till 10th February                             2019

2018                  Finalist in the Kangaroo Valley Art Prize September 29th till October 1st.

2017 – 18           Joined the Bluegrass Session and the Wind and Strings ensemble at the Jamberoo Soundspace. Joineda fledgling Klezmer ensemble at                                Wollongong – the Bisl Goylish Klezmer Group.

2016 -18             Working on the Lake Walk series, paintings and assemblages: the Celtic Series: and the Industrial Bodies series, based on the Port                                         Kembla industrial and marine environment.

2017 –                 Writing a huge book based on the history of Irish families in Ireland and Australia.

2017                   Joined the Curious Rendition Orchestra Wollongong [CROw] operating through the Conservatorium of Music Community Orchestras.


2016                      Autumn Lake   [Lake Illawarra], Finalist Wollongong Contemporary Water Colour Art Prize – Wollongong City Art Gallery.

2014                      Marfa: Texas, exhibition of paintings and film Sydney. March – April. [Showing accompanying film [“The Hairy Man from                                                       the East”]

2013                      CAST member’s exhibition. Hobart, Tasmania.

2010                      Solo Exhibition Salamanca Side Space Gallery, Hobart: Bruny Island Boat Sheds: None but the lonely heart and other                                                     songs

2009                       Finalist in Hobart Art Prize at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Drawing, graphite, ink and charcoal on paper.

2010                       Exhibited drawings at The Point, Dennne’s Point, Bruny Island.

2004-2006               Designed and built shack/studio North Bruny in vernacular style of “Tasmanian Shack”

2005                       Cast Gallery member’s exhibition, Hobart.

2003                       Group Show at Mt Annan Royal Botanical Gardens – The Evolution Series.

1997                       Exhibited in the Celebrating 25 years at The Bell Gallery, Berrima, NSW.

1996                       Finalist James Kiwi Watercolour Prize at the Wollongong City Gallery. Group exhibition 11th Birthday Show, presents                                                                 of mind, at Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Redfern, Sydney.

1996                       Solo exhibition Arrangements: Earthed and Floating at Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney. Exhibited in                                                                          Candid group exhibition by Wollondilly artists at the Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery.

1995                      In Rare Finds group exhibition by five regional artists at the Southern Highlands Regional Art Gallery at Mossvale.                                                                Solo exhibition silent poems to be read by the eye: Romans, Réaltiés, Rêves at the Alliance Française Gallery in                                                                     Canberra.

1994                       Solo exhibition Pretty Still.  Master Creative Arts: Major Presentation at Access Contemporary Art Gallery in Sydney. 1994                                                        Finalist in Drawing on the Illawarra.  The Long Gallery, University of Wollongong.

1993                       Solo exhibition: The Picton Paintings at Tapas D’espana at Darlinghurst.

1988                       Solo exhibition Rock Pools at Brookfield House Gallery, Camden.

1987                       Solo exhibition Reed Songs at Brookfield House Gallery, Camden

1987-92                  Finalist in the St Gregory’s Art Prize:

1988                       Represented in the University of Western Sydney collection.

1985                       Solo exhibition Jervis Bay and Still Life  at The Barn Gallery and Brookfield Gallery, Camden.

1980                       Finalist in the NSW Travelling Art Scholarship Prize at the Blaxland Gallery, Myers Sydney. Finalist in The                                                                               Wollongong Art Purchase Prize, Wollongong City Gallery.

1979                       Group Show Minimalist / Constructive paintings at the Argillion Gallery, Camden.


1994                       Not Surrealism: Magical Realism, Post Graduate Conference, University of Wollongong: a discourse explaining the                                                                   relationship between my Master of Creative Arts’ painting presentation Pretty Still and the essays, Part.1.Wild                                                                        Flowers  and White Porcelain and Part.2.Circles and Seeds.


                              Represented in private/ corporate collections in Australia and internationally.


2017                    ESSAY: “Behind the Scenes”; The Life. Art, Design and Community Work of Robert Bell – included in the Australian National Gallery                                        Research Library. 

2017                     ESSAY: From Cork to Coalcliff: Finding Richard Coady [2016] – published on the Illawarra Historical Society website

2010- 11              Completed art critique articles for “Tasmanian Life” publication: Dean Stevensen, Composer ,Musician, Song Writer; Rebecca Coote light                                artist; Allen Mansell, Indigenous Tasmanian artist. [and online]

2010                    Article written by Claire Andrews about the Bruny Island exhibition in “Tasmanian Life” magazine publication and online.

2008                    Winner of a writing competition held by the ABC in Tasmania. The prize being free entry into a selection of events for “Ten Days on the                                     Island”, and a commitment to erite critiques on each one which were published on the ABC website.

2006                     Completed the essay The Nature of Things a critique of the woodblock prints of Michael Schlitz at the Bett Gallery North Hobart.

1996                       Painting Amazing Ordinary Things from solo exhibition Arrangements Earthed and Floating published in Images 3,                                                                     presenting contemporary Australian artists, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House, Australia. Biographical                                                                             cuttings: National Library of Australia collection. Australian Art and Artist’s files: World Catalogue.

1995                       Article in Australian Country Style, Small Objects,a discussion of my paintings and Masters’ discourse, written by                                                                       Annabel Frost, June edition.

1995                       Represented in the Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists, DW Thorpe in association with NAVA.

1995                       Essay commission for Peter Wilson’s exhibition, Orange Regional Art Gallery, Earthworks: Fire and Earth: From the                                                                   Belly of a Pot-maker. Jules McCue:

1998                       Newspaper reviews published, Extraordinary Exhibition: Holy Threads, an exhibition of Lao textiles and the art of                                                                       Savandhary Vongpoothorn at the Campbelltown Regional Gallery and Black Man in a White Man’s World, an                                                                              exhibition by indigenous inmates from N.S.W. jails.

2006                       Essay on woodcut prints of Michael Schlitz The Nature of Things published on the Bett Gallery website.

2007                       Local ABC radio: reviewed various shows in the Ten Days on the Island events program. Two reviews published on the                                                             ABC website.

2011                       Article Tasmanian Life Magazine: Jules McCue : Artist, Thinker, Lover of History.

2011                       Wrote articles for Tasmanian Life Magazine: Light and Space: artist Rebecca Coote and Dean Stevenson:                                                                               Composer, Songwriter, Performer.

2012                       Wrote article for Tasmanian Life Magazine: Allan Mansell: The Creation of Visual Stories

2016                       Commissioned essay “Behind the Scenes”; The Life. Art, Design and Community Work of Robert Bell. – also to write and                                                          design on her webste: www.robertabell.com.au