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Shelley is an Australian artist.  Her work is mostly auto-biographical and responds to her exterior world through themes of identity, connection and intimacy.  Imbued with personal meaning, it focuses on subjects such as the human condition and the relationship we have with our internal and external landscape.  Through the directness and honesty of her words, marks and gestures, her work evokes a sense of emotion while engaging others in a shared experience.


As a multidisciplinary artist, Shelley uses a wide variety of media including oil painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, poetry and video.  She has published a number of books including poetry and a children’s book.

Having lived in The Netherlands and Central Victoria and travelled extensively throughout Asia and Europe, she has exhibited in group and solo shows locally and overseas.  She is currently based in Melbourne, Victoria.


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Solo Exhibitions
2021      Renewal, BlackCat Gallery, Collingwood    

2018      Towards Self, Black Cat Gallery, Collingwood

2017      Sacred Waters, Studio Installation, Castlemaine

2016      Upsurge, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

2015      A Sense of Place, Tacit Contemporary Art, Abbotsford

2014      Beneath the Layers, View Point Gallery, Bendigo

2013      Works from Central Victoria, Castlemaine State Festival

2010      Honoring the Goddess, Gallery 261, Melbourne
2007     Retrospective, Gallery 261, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions
2024     You Look Good. On Paper, Red Gallery, Fitzroy

2023     Canvas Stories in Manhattan, New York

              Co.lab Exhibition, Bendigo
              Falling out of Red, Sol Gallery, Fitzroy

2021      Perspectives (Water Spirits), BlackCat Gallery, Collingwood
2019      Square-Circle, Black Cat Gallery, Collingwood

2017      Inaugural Bendarts Festival Art Exhibition, Bendigo

2016      Jala (Water), The Mission to Seafarers, Docklands

              Self Portraiture, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

              Co.lab, Write on the Fringe Festival, Bendigo

              Cartel Journal Project, Write on the Fringe Festival, Bendigo

2015      Painting 2015, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

              Forget Me Not, View Point Gallery, Bendigo

2014      Small Works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

2013      Anatomy, View Point Gallery, Bendigo

              'Got Art' Annual Group Show, View Point Gallery, Bendigo

2012      Global Projects, Broadway Gallery, New York

2010      Recent Paintings, Gallery 261, Melbourne

2008     Hearts and Minds, Gallery 261, Melbourne

2007     Spirit Worlds, Gallery 261, Melbourne

2006     Overseas, Gallery 261, Melbourne

              Studio Works, Gallery 261, Caulfield, Melbourne

2000     Group Painting Exhibition, Market Building, Castlemaine


Published Books

2024     Her Wild Heart, Poetry      

2021      Passion in Verses, Poetry

2018      My Beautiful Scars, Poetry

2018      Street Life in South and South East Asia, Photography

2018      Catcher’s Keeper, Children’s Book (Author)

2017      Curved Lines, Poetry


Jala (Water), Exhibition Catalogue, 2016

Melbourne Arts Club, e-publication, Upsurge Exhibition Review, 2016

Beneath the Layers, View Point Gallery, e-publication, Artist Interview, 2014

NY Arts Magazine, International Edition, Vol. 19, Fall 2012

Caulfield Glen Eira Leader, Newspaper, 2009



National Library of Australia, Canberra

Numerous private collections in Australia and overseas

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