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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, BlackCat 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

2021         Perspectives (Water Spirits), BlackCat Gallery, Collingwood

2019         Square-Circle, BlackCat 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

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 (Collaboration)         

2017         Curved Lines, Poetry

Publications / Media

Jala (Water), Exhibition Catalogue, 2016

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

Co.lab Exhibition, WIN News and 9 News, August 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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