Portrait of Lady Anna Cowen

Two Lady Annas at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Melbourne.

Stella Clarke

Website: www.stellaclarke.com.au

At Blue stone Cottage Studio:

Currently I am working on a new collection of landscape works in oils, which are inspired by Victorian and Tasmanian landscapes.

Artist Bio and CV

After obtaining a First Class Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Warwick in the UK, and a year in Florence studying art history, drawing and Italian literature, I completed post-graduate studies including a PhD. I taught a range of subjects across the arts and universities in the UK and Australia. I produced regular arts coverage for the press, whilst developing my art practice. I have exhibited and sold works in Melbourne and regional galleries and shows for over a decade. After moving interstate several times, and living in Melbourne with my husband and three daughters, we have settled in Ballarat.  

For further information visit my website at www.stellaclarke.com.au

Exhibitions and Shows:

2018 January, ‘New Coastal Works’ at Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
2016 ‘Island Moodscapes’ at Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat
2016 ‘The Rail Trail Works’ at Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat
2016 ‘The Art of Nostalgia’ works at The Convent Gallery, Daylesford
2016 ‘Ocean Story’ at Qdos Arts, Lorne throughout July.
2015 ‘Summers in the South’ at Qdos Gallery, Lorne
2014 ‘Domain of Memory’ at Qdos Gallery, Lorne
2017 The Flanagan art Prize
2017 The Camberwell Show
2017 Metropolis Gallery Group Show
2017 ‘Summer Salon’ Metropolis gallery
2016-17 Christmas Show at Metropolis Gallery
2015 Albert Park College Art Show, Melbourne
2015 Puhoi Art Exhibition New Zealand
2015 Flanagan Prize Art Show, Ballarat
2015 Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne University, July 10th – 19th
2013 ‘Ocean Light’ at South Yarra Art House, Melbourne.
2012 ‘30th Professional Artist’s Exhibition’ Caulfield Grammar, Melbourne.
2012 ‘Grand Opening Pop-Up Exhibition’, The Equilibrium Art Centre, East Brunswick, Melbourne
2012 Paceline Heart Research Foundation Fundraiser
2012 Westpac Bank, Beaumaris, ‘Natasha’ Fundraiser
2012 ‘Canterbury Art Exhibition’, Melbourne.
2011-12 ‘Annual Christmas Show’, Manyung Gallery, Mornington Peninsula.
2011 Art Melbourne
2011 Opening, The Breslin Gallery and Arts Hub, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
2011 ‘Subjectivity’, Gallery 577 Brunswick St., Fitzroy, Melbourne.
2010 Art Sydney
2010 Sandringham Yacht Club
2010 ‘Pink Lady Art Exhibition’, Brighton, Melbourne.
2010 ‘Bayside Rotary/Porsche Art Exhibition’ Melbourne.
2010 Art Melbourne
2010 Flinders Art Show
2009 ‘Postcards from Oz’, Without Pier Gallery, Hampton, Melbourne
2009 ‘Our Melbourne, My Victoria’, Without Pier Gallery, Victorian Artists’ Society, Melbourne
2009 ‘Pink Lady Art Exhibition’, Brighton, Melbourne
2009 ‘Bayside Rotary/Porsche Art Exhibition’, Melbourne.
2009 Castleman Galleries, Black Rock, Melbourne

Gallery Representation, Coastal Works:
Metropolis gallery, Geelong

Collections and Awards:
Victoria University
Epworth Hospitals
2017 Finalist Flanagan Art prize
2015 Finalist Flanagan Art Prize
Numerous private collections particularly across Melbourne and Perth, nationally and internationally. Prizes include Bank of Queensland Emerging Artist Award First Prize, Brighton 2010.

Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours First Class, Warwick University, UK (including one year at University of Florence)
Master of Arts, Warwick University UK
PhD, Warwick University


2016 ABC Radio Ballarat
2016 July Channel 9, Postcards
2016 July, Geelong Advertiser, ‘Waves of Creativity’
Art Nation, ABC, Feature Article, 2010
Various articles, including in Art Almanac, NGV Gallery Magazine, 3MBS The Score, The Bayside Leader, The Melbourne Weekly Bayside.

Stella's studio is in Haddon, just outside Ballarat. Stella is mainly a landscape painter, although her practice includes figurative work. Her next exhibition is at Metropolis gallery in Geelong, and it focuses upon coastal landscapes. This collection explores those environments where the edge of the land meets the ocean, and is inspired by locales in Victoria and Tasmania. Stella is also creating a series of local and inland landscapes which are exhibited at. and available from the studio. Blue Stone Cottage Studio in Haddon is open to visitors on Saturdays from 3pm to 5pm. Further information is available on Stella's website (www.stellaclarke.com.au), or check into Stella's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StellaRClarke/). Enquiries to stella.clarke@outlook.com or call 0475521501.