stella clarke


After completing obtaining a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Warwick in the UK (First Class Joint Honours), and a year in Florence, I completed post-graduate studies, obtaining Masters and Doctoral degrees.  I taught arts subjects at universities in the UK, and after immigrating to Australia.  Around a decade ago, I started devoting more time to painting, and gained gallery representation.  Since then, I have been exhibiting and selling in Melbourne and regional Victoria.


2016 'Island Moodscapes' and 'The Rail Trail Works' at Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat, VIC
2016 'The Art of Nostalgia', works at The Convent Gallery, Daylesford, VIC
2016 'Ocean Story' at Qdos Arts Gallery in Lorne, VIC
2015 'Summers in the South' at Qdos Gallery, Lorne, VIC
2014 'Domain of Memory' at Qdos Gallery, Lorne, VIC
2013 ‘To See the Summer Sky is Poetry’ at Suburban312 Gallery, Brighton, Melbourne.
2012 ‘Vintage Funfair by the Sea’ at Suburban312 Gallery, Brighton, Melbourne.
2012 ‘Vintage Funfair: Small Works’, at APTE, 538 Heidelberg Road, Alphington, Melbourne.
2011 ‘Bayside Reflections’ at Suburban312 Gallery, Brighton, Melbourne.
2010 ‘Shorelight’ at Suburban312 Gallery, Brighton, Melbourne.
2010 ‘Bay Dreaming’ at Suburban312 Gallery, Brighton, Melbourne.


(2018 Biennale of Australian Art, upcoming, Ballarat)
2017 Flanagan Art Prize
2017 Camberwell Art Show
2017 Metropolis Gallery group show
2017 January Summer Salon, at Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
2016 Christmas Show at Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
2016 'The Lost Ones' Gallery, Ballarat, Synergy Art Auction, March 19th
2015 Puhoi Art Exhibition, New Zealand
2015 Albert Park College Art Exhibition, Melbourne
2015 The Flanagan Art Prize Exhibition
2015 Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne
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, Melbourne
2012 ‘Canterbury Art Exhibition’, Melbourne.
2011-12 ‘Annual Christmas Show’, Manyung Gallery, Mornington Peninsula.
2011 Art Melbourne
2011 ‘Subjectivity’, Gallery 577 Brunswick, Melbourne
2010 Art Sydney
2010 Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne
2010 Pink Lady Art Exhibition
2010 Bayside Art Exhibition
2010 Art Melbourne
2010 Flinders Art Show 2009 ‘Poscards from Oz’, Without Pier Gallery, Victorian Artist’s Society, Melbourne
2009 ‘Our Melbourne, My Victoria’, Without Pier Gallery, Victorian Artist’s Society, Melbourne
2009 Pink Lady Art Exhibition, Melbourne
2009 Bayside Art Exhibition, Melbourne
2009 Castleman Galleries, Black Rock, Melbourne


2017 Flanagan Art prize Finalist
2016 Epworth Hospitals Geelong, Corporate Collection
2015 Flanagan Art Prize, Finalist (awards in August 2015)
2010 Bank of Queensland Emerging Artist Award Pink Lady Art Show Brighton, Melbourne
2003 Contemporary Art First Prize New England Art Show
Sir Zelman Cowan Centre, Melbourne
Victoria University Art Collection
Numerous private collections, across Melbourne, and Victoria, nationally and internationally.


2016-7 Gallery assistant and curator, including 'The Prodigal Son' exhibition of works by Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Jamie Boyd, at Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat
2016-7 Gallery Assistant and Art Marketer, Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat
2015 Art Prize Judge, ACU, Ballarat
2014 Art Prize Judge, Haddon, Victoria
Art donations, loans and fundraising activities, includingfor The Heart Foundation, the Anglican Church and the homeless, the Royal Neurosurgeon’s Foundation and Pinarc Disability Support.


Interview on Mornings with Gavin McGrath, ABC Radio Ballarat, September 2016
'Stella Clarke at Qdos', Surf Coast Times, July 2016
Channel 9, 'Postcards', ‘Art of Nostalgia’ exhibition filmed at The Convent gallery, May 2016
'Waves of Creativity', in The Geelong Advertiser July 9 2016
Law Institute of Victoria Journal, 'Portrait of a Legal Life', portrait of Lady Cowan, May 2015
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.