Curriculum Vitae


Name : Lesley Shelley

Address : 156 White Patch Esplanade


Email :

ABN : 20615847294


1998  Master Class, Robert Hannaford, Adelaide Central School of Arts
1992   B.A. Fine Art, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove
1990    Instructional Skills Course, TAFE, Cairns
1987  Continuing Education Course in Art Therapies, B.C.A.E, Kelvin Grove
1986-1987  Studied B.A. Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Seven Hills. 
1986 Associate Diploma Visual Arts, Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Kelvin Grove


2018  Percolator Gallery.. Gallery 5 (Friends)..Latrobe Terrace, Paddington.

2017  'Portraits' Redcliffe Regional Gallery Foyer.

2016 "Figures and Florals' Bribie Island Art Centre

2011 'Artist of the Month' Bribie Island Art Centre

2007  'Showcase portraits ' Twin Waters Gallery, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast

2005  'Featured Artist' White Patch Gallery, Bribie Island

1995  'Desire'  The Last Artpost, Gordonvale, Nth Qld.

1994  "New Paintings' Cairns Civic Centre

1993  'Landscapes and Figures' Cairns Civic Centre

2021 Art Of Imagination, Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane
2021  'Human Form' selected RASart , Redcliffe Regional Gallery

2020  'Human Form' selected RASart , Redcliffe Regional Gallery
2020  ' Know your Neighbour' Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine.

2019 'Fresh Eyes'  Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine.

2018 'Petite Pieces' Aspire Gallery, Paddington.

2017  'TLC'  3 artists, Trevor, Lesley, Cheryl, Matthew Flinders Gallery Bribie Island.

2016 "Face to Face'  Foyer, Redcliffe Regional Art Gallery

2015 'Exhibition of Excellence' Redcliffe Regional Gallery

2014 'Visions Littoral" The Hub Caboolture Regional Gallery

2014 "Australians at Work' Victorian Artist Gallery, East Melbourne

2013 &2014 'Redcliffe Art Society Annual Exhibition, Redcliffe Regional Art Gallery, Redcliffe.

2012 'Celebrating Innovators', Parliament house Canberra

2012 'Exhibition of Excellence, Redcliffe Regional Gallery.

 2011 'All the World's A Stage' Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne

2011 'The Butterfly effect', Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine

2011  'The Face of Australia', Parliament House, Sydney
2011   'I am, You are, We're all Australian,' Redcliffe Cultural Centre.
2011   'Still Life Real Life', Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine
2010  'Seven Stars', Gallery 419 ,Edward street, Brisbane
2009  'Animal', School of Arts Gallery, Newcastle
2004   group exhibition, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle
2002  15 Artists, (By Invitation), Redcliffe City Art Gallery
1998  Tangent, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newcastle
1997  Primavera, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newcastle
1997  The Upstairs Gallery, Cairns
1996  Presence, Cairns Regional Gallery
1993 Graduate Exhibition, School of Arts, Brisbane
1992  Lost in Spaces, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine
1991 Seeing Green, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville 
2021 Fellows Recognition Award, 'Art of Imagination" Royal Qld Art Society
2021 Highly Commended & Finalist Lethbridge 20000 small scale art award, Paddington
2020 Finalist Lethbridge 20000 Small scale art award, Paddington
2019 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards Docklands, Victoria

2019 Finalist Lethbridge 20000 small scale art award, Bulimba Gallery.

2019 Second Prize (open) Aspect Art Show, Goondiwind.
2018 Highly commended, 'Works on Paper', Rush Art Gympie.

2018 Finalist Qld Figurative, Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane

2018  First Prize , Portrait, RASart, Redcliffe Regional Gallery

2018 First Prize, Nude Art Award, Aspects Art, Goondiwindi.
2018 First Prize, Human form, Aspects Art , Goondiwindi.

2018 Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Brisbane CBD

2018 Finalist Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Regional Gallery

2017 Finalist 'Cliftons Art Award ' QLD. Edward Street, Brisbane

2017 Finalist 'Brisbane Art Prize' Judith Wright ART Centre Fortitude Valley

2017 Finalist 'Rotary Art Spectacular' Brisbane CBD

2017 Highly commended (Drawing) Aspects Art Show Goondiwindi

2016 Second prize 'Queensland $10,000 Figurative Art Award', RQAS Gallery, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane.

2016 Finalist 'Cliftons Art Prize (Qld.) Edward Street, Brisbane.

2016 Finalist  Clayton Utz Art Award, Eagle Street, Brisbane.

2016 Finalist 'Rotary Art Spectacular' Brisbane CBD

2016 Highly Commended (Open) Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi
2016 Highly commended (Human form) Aspects art show, Goondiwindi

2016 Second prize 'Exhibition of Excellence' (human form), Redcliffe Regional Gallery

2015 Finalist Cliftons Art Prize (Qld.) Edward Street Brisbane.

2015  'Peoples Choice Award', Firestation Gallery, Redcliffe Art Society Inaugueral Exhibition, Oxley Ave, Redcliffe.

2015 Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane.

2014 Finalist 'Queensland Figurative 2014'  RQAS Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane.

2014 Finalist  Redland Art Award,  Redland Regional Art Gallery, Cleveland.

 2014 First Prize  (figure) 'Exhibition of Excellence, Redcliffe Regional Gallery

2014 Highly commended (still life) 'Exhibition of Excellence' Redcliffe Regional Gallery

2014 First Prize (human form) Matthew Flinders Art Awards, Bribie Island Art Centre

2014 First Prize (portrait) Maryborough Art Awards, Kent Street, Maryborough

2014 Finalist Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine

2013 Finalist Moreton Bay art awards, Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Sthrathpine

2013 Finalist Cliftons Art Awards , Brisbane City.

2012 Finalist Gainsborough Greens Art Awards, Pimpama, Gold Coast

2012 Finalist  Lethbridge 10000 small scale art awards, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Qld.

2012 Finalist  Xstrata Percival Portrait Award, Perc. Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

2012 Finalist  Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine.

2012  Finalist Stanthorpe Art prize, Stanthorpe regional Gallery

2011  Highly commended, D'Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Gold Coast

  Finalist ANL Maritime art Awards, Docklands, Melbourne

2011  Finalist Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Pine Rivers

 2011  First Prize (Portrait), Brisbane Artists Academe
2010  Finalist ANL Maritime Art Prize, Melbourne
2010  Finalist Xstrata Percival Portrait Award, Townsville
2009  Finalist Rio Tinto Art Awards, Gladstone.

2006  Finalist, Comalco Hanson Award, Bundaberg

2003  First Prize, Noosa News Outdoor art contest

2003  Finalist Canberra Art Prize, Canberra

2003  First Prize, Laidley art contest, (still life )

2002  By Invitation, 15 Artists, Redcliffe City Art Gallery Annual Art Prize

1998  Finalist (portrait), Alice Bale Art Awards, Melbourne

1998  First Prize (Seascape), Bundaberg Arts Festival

1998  Second Prize (Drawing), RNA Show, Brisbane

1998  First Prize (Portrait), Capricorn Coast Art Festival, Yeppoon

1997  First Prize (Open), Cairns Art Society

1997  Third Prize (Seascape), RNA Show, Brisbane

1997  Finalist , Mosman City Art Prize, Sydney

1996  First Prize (Portrait), Mackay Art Society

1996  Third Prize (Overall), Ernest Henry Memorial Art Contest, Cloncurry

1996  First Prize (Drawing), Cairns Art Society

1996  First Prize, Cairns City Council Art Award

1995  Finalist  Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1991  First Prize (Overall), Atherton District Art Society

1988  Purchase Award, Redcliffe City Council, Redcliffe.

1987  First Prize, Redlands Art Award, Cleveland

1987  Finalist  ACTA Maritime Art Awards National Touring Exhibition

1981  Encouragement Award, Royal Queensland Art Society, Brisbane


2015 Portrait of Jacquie & Ross from Jacquie Perkins (Bribie Island Mobile Vet)

2012  Portrait of Jack and Megan Sparr, through Portrait Artists Australia Website.

1996  Portrait, Brad Bevan, Cairns Post

1996  Portrait, Julie Majer, Cairns Post

1995  Portrait, Mrs Dinah Kamsler, Pacific Hotel, Cairns


 Books:   'The Artists' Book' (page 150& 151) Published by Portrait Artists Australia

ISBN 978-0-646-57130-0  Editor : Janis Lander

Catalogues :    Hirst, George, Seeing Green Exhibition Catalogue

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

ISBN 0949461 121 August – September 1991 (page2)

Publications :   Art /Edit Issue 08 Oct/Dec 2015 Editors Pick 'Best of Figurative' Page 94

Australian Artist ISSN 0813 8095, June 1998 Portfolio (page 8)

Issue 168

Arts Nexus ISSN 1326 0030 Exhibition Review, Feb-March 1997

(page 19) Issue 25

Arts Nexus ISSN 1326 0030 Exhibition Preview, Oct-Nov 1996

(page 9) Issue 24

Gallery News ISSN 1325 7560 Nov-Dec 1996 (page 2)


2013 Queensland Times  March 19  'Pisasale the only Pollie entered in the Archibald.' Page 5.

2013 Sydney Morning Herald  March 16 -National Times- Editorial  'Artists spurn politics in search of main game'.

2013 The Queensland Times, Thursday Feb 28 'Pisasale's a model Mayor' Page 1 and 5

2011 Northern Times (ABW) Friday March 18, 'Political subject', Page 17

2010 Bribie Island Mainland News, Feb 26th "gentleman of the Bush', Page 1 & 8

2000 Courier Mail, March 1st (page 40), ‘Arts’

2000 Weekend Australian, Feb 26-27 (page 10), ‘The Nation’

2000 Northern Times, Feb 25 (page 1), ‘Cheryl a Prize Option’

1998 The Redland Times, Feb 27 (page 2, Lifestyle) ‘Brushes With Fame'
1995 Newcastle Herald, October 4, ‘Arts’

Cairns Post, Dec 7 (page 49) Exhibition Review

Cairns Post, Nov 22 (page 26) Exhibition Review

Cairns Post, Feb 19 (page 21) ‘Sportstar Honour’

1995 Northern Beachcomber, Sept 1st (page 3) ‘Portrait of an Artist’

1994 Cairns Post, Oct 18 (page 20), ‘Artists of North Queensland’

Cairns Post, Aug 5 (page 20), ‘Arts’


                                          Ipswich Regional Gallery                                                      

Tewantin Regional Shire Council

Queensland Theatre Company

Jardine Shipping, Cairns

Moreton Bay Regional Art Collection.

Cairns City Council

Cairns Post Hall of Fame

Central Queensland Mining Supplies, Mackay

Redcliffe City Council

Various Private Collections


2013 Portrait Workshop, Ningi Art Shed, Ningi

2011  Drawing workshops, Pine Rivers Regional Gallery,Strathpine
2000-2001  Art Teacher, Pine Rivers Adult Education (casual)

1999  Art Teacher, Bribie Island Community Art Centre

1994-1996  Art Teacher, Cairns College of TAFE, Adult & Continuing Education

1990-1991  Art Teacher, Cairns College of TAFE, Options


1998  Individual Professional Development Grant – Arts Queensland

1996  Pat Corrigan Artist Grant, Sydney


1996  Visual Art Delegate, Regional Arts Development Fund, Cairns

Arts Writer (Reviews), Arts Nexus, Cairns

Judge- Visual Arts, Cairns Show Association

Vice President, Visual Arts Association, Cairns

Workshop Co-ordinator, Cairns Art Society

Judge, Arts on the Edge, Reef Festival Art Competition, Cairns

Judge, Kuranda Markets Art Competition
1995  Judge - Visual Art & Craft, Mossman District Show Association
Executive Committee Member, Art Gallery Association, Cairns
1992  Exhibition Co-ordinator, ‘Lost in Spaces’, QUT, Carseldine Gallery
1991  Workshop Co-ordinator, Cairns Art Society
1989-1990  Grants Co-ordinator, Cairns Art Society
Bribie Island Art Society
Flying Arts Inc.
Royal Queensland Art Society
Redcliffe Art Society
Portrait Artists Australia.
QUT Ulumni

Australian Guild of Realist Artists




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