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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Rebecca Hastings

Rebecca Hastings

2012-13 Lecturer and Tutor Visual Arts, Flinders University, SA
2011 Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours, Adelaide Central School of Art (ACSA)

2012 Lecturer and Tutor Expressive Arts, Flinders University, SA
2011 Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours, Adelaide Central School of Art (ACSA)

2013 Independent Makers and Presenters Grant, Arts SA
2012 Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
2012 Winner SALA Festival Award, Helpmann Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide, SA
2009 Highly commended, Adelaide Cathedral Art Show, SA
2012 Winner $5,000 Pleysier Perkins Acquisative Art Prize, Exploration 12, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2010 Finalist Print Council of Australia Commission, VIC

Lisa King

Lisa King

Lisa King is a self taught artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. Her work crosses over various mediums - oil, acrylic and charcoal. Lisa’s passion is portraiture and characters. Her works range from canvas to large-scale mural work, with a gravitation to romance, dark personality, indie culture, pop influence and escapism. Her work has been labeled ‘colorfully angelic yet seemingly dark.’

After 3 years of creating, managing, and curating Paperhorse Studios ARI in Adelaide, South Australia (2007-2010), Lisa changed direction from multi-disciplined designer to focus on her painting career professionally. Fast forward to 2013 and Lisa King is getting recognition throughout the Australian capitals. She is currently working on various projects including live art performance, workshop participation and urban scape mural work and exhibitions; which include over 25 solo and group shows in the past 3 years. She maintains a unique approach to her exhibitions with large scale walls, installation and strongly themed environments in which her fanciful society exists. Lisa hopes to spend part of 2013 - 14 traveling throughout South East Asia and India on a working holiday where she will primarily be focusing her energy on large scale street art and various volunteer community projects.

Lucy Turnbull

Lucy Turnbull

Lucy Turnbull studied at Adelaide Central School of Art and graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Art, Honours in 2010. Recent exhibitions include 'Portraits' at ACSA and 'Wonder Fall' at Hill Smith Gallery.

Lucy has held four solo exhibitions and participated in a number of group exhibitions in Adelaide and Sydney.


My brothers have been a major focus of my artistic practice. Previously they appeared as sculptures or painted figures, tender portraits of human relationships.

This work marks a shift from the figure to the “moving life”, a portrait of a room that evolves as the space gets lived in, moved around, and occupied. The haphazard placement of objects and clothing strewn about the room provides a busy still life to capture in marks and measurements.

As the light changes through the day, and the week gives into the weekend, this panoramic view of connected floor boards, offcuts from the newly laid floor of the room, click and slide into view.

October 2012

Lucy has received two Professional and Development Grants from South Australian Youth Arts Board and a grant from Helpmann Academy.
In 2007 she was awarded the Cibo Emerging Artist Prize and the Ed Tweddel Studio Prize 2006.

Shannon Smiley

Shannon Smiley

Shannon Smiley was born in Melbourne, Australia, 1977

Artist Statement
The Australian suburban environment is for me a place where an enchanted subject can be found. In the overlooked and undefined spaces without purpose or function, a wilderness grows with an urgent will to live. My paintings reflect upon how ideology present in the tradition of romantic landscape painting transfers into lived experience of the everyday domestic environment.


Bachelor Fine Arts (Honours) Victorian College of the Arts

Diploma of Visual Art, Victoria University TAFE


Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize

Rosemary Ricker Award

Rosemary Ricker Award
Roger Kemp Memorial Art Prize
Finalist, Wallara Travelling Scholarship

Caroline Williams Award

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