Fiona Halse
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curriculum vitae


Fiona Halse






Date of Birth



Melbourne, Australia


2012 - 2013 Graduate Certificate in Arts and Entertainment Management, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, VIC, Australia

1993-1996 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Monash University, Sub-Faculty of Art and Design, Faculty of Arts, VIC, Australia

Professional Development

2010 Kathy Caraccio Collage Masterclass, New York, USA

1998 New York Drawing Marathon, Masterclass two week intensive, Dean - New York Studio School (touring to Adeliade), SA, Australia


2013 - 2015 Lead Artist , Arts Access Victoria, VIC, Australia

Professional Appointments

2017-  Current, Arts Lecturer ( sessional) Latrobe University, Masters of Teaching, Faculty of Education, Burwood, VIC, Australia 

2016 - 2017, Deakin University, Visual Arts Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Burwood, VIC, Australia

2013 - Current, La Trobe University, Visual Arts Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Bundoora, VIC, Australia

Gallery representation

West End Artspace, Melbourne, Australia

Individual exhibitions

2019 Fiona Halse: Black is a Force, BMG Art, Adeliade, SA, Australia

2018 Fiona Halse, Factory 49, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2017 Allegory of Spring: Fiona Halse, West End Art Space, VIC, Australia

2017 Fiona Halse, Stephen Mc Laughlan Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2010 Fiona Halse, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2005 Fiona Halse, Recent Work, Red Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2002 Fiona Halse, Recent Work, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1998 Fiona Halse, Recent Drawings, 69 Smith Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Selected group exhibitions

2019 Patterns of Influence: Artists Who Teach, Painting Center, New York, USA

2019 White on White: Anna Caione & Fiona Halse, West End Art Space,  Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2019 Poetics, West End Artist Exhibition, West End Art Space,  Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2018 Tidal 18, Devonport Art Gallery, Tasmania, Australia

2018 Greenway Art Prize, Art Est. Art School and Gallery, NSW, Australia

2018 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, NSW, Australia

2018 Of Colour & Light: Victorian Women Abstract Artists, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2018  Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2018 St Kevin's College Art Show, VIC, Australia

2018 Abstraction TwentyEighteen, Langford 120, VIC, Australia

2017 Empathy - Some Large Abstract Paintings, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, VIC, Australia

2016 Referential, Institut Für Alles Mögliche, ( I-A-M), Zentrale, Berlin, Germany

2012 Grounds, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, VIC, Australia

2012 Abstraction, Subject Matter Space, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia

2011 Prometheus Visual Arts Award, QLD, Australia

2011 Selected Sites #1, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, VIC, Australia

2010 Stanthorpe Art Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, QLD, Australia

2009 Metro Art Award, Metro Gallery, Armadale, VIC, Australia

2009 Abstraction, Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery, VIC, Australia

2008 Works on Paper, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, VIC, Australia\

2007 New Days, Toyota Gallery, Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2005 Prometheus Visual Arts Award, QLD, Australia

2005 Small Painting Prize, Soda Gallery, NSW, Australia

2004 Young Artists, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2001 Festival of Drawing 2001, Monash University, Caulfield,VIC, Australia

2001 Nord-Sud gammaSPACE, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2000 Memory, Switchback Gallery, Gippsland, VIC, Australia

2000 Paperwork, 69 Smith Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1999 Charcoal Sea, Chiara Goya Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1999 Metaphor and Configuration, Geelong Regional Art Gallery, VIC, Australia

1998 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC, Australia

1998 A Taste in Art, Sothesbys, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1996 Drawing from the Visible - New Artists, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC, Australia

1996 Hypertality, Alchemy Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


2016 Referential, Institut Für Alles Mögliche, ( I-A-M), Zentrale, Berlin, Germany

1999 Metaphor and Configuration, Geelong Regional Art Gallery, VIC, Australia


2010  Melton Shire Council, Community Assistance and Sponsorship, VIC, Australia

2005 Can Serrat Visual Art Support Stipend, Spain

1993 Ella Donald Memorial Scholarship, Australia


1995 Monash University Drawing Prize, Australia

1994 Monash University Drawing Prize, Australia


1998 Ian Potter Foundation Cultural Trust, VIC, Australia

Public Collections

Kathy Caraccio Art Collection ( New York)

Can Serrat International Art Centre (Spain)

Geelong High School ( Australia)

Corporate Collections

Trenerry Property Group (Australia)

Dynamic Residential Group Pty Ltd ( Australia)

Private Collections

Australia, Hong Kong , UK, Germany


2016 Fellini Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2016 Institut Für Alles Mögliche, Zentrale, Berlin, Germany

2010 Point B Worklodge, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2006 Can Serrat International Art Centre, Montserrat, Spain

Selected Publications

Rule, Dan, Arts and Entertainment (  the Galleries), Life and Style, The Age, 15 February 2011, page 5

Reynolds, Grant, Plenty on her Palette, Express Telegraph, 2 June 2009

Life in Broad Strokes, Melton Leader, 2 June, 2009, page 11

Nelson, Robert, The Art of Concept and Convention, The Age, 3 December 1999, Page 4

Makin, Jeff, Choice Views, The Herald Sun, 10 August 1998, page 98

Nelson, Robert, Visual Acumen Displayed by Artists with Confidence, The Age, 12 June 1996, page 17

Radio and Podcasts

2018 Interview ‘Of Colour and Light, Victorian Women Abstract Artists’, West End Art Space exhibition, (Anna Prifiti, Wilma Tabacco, Fiona Halse),  Alex McCulloch ,  The Arts Show radio program, Jewish Australia Radio 87.8FM, October 2018

Other Media Publication

(Online) 2009 -

(Online) 2009 -

Artist Talks

2018 Council of Adult Education, VIC, Australia

2010 Point B , Artist Residency, NY, USA

2005 Can Serrat International Art Centre, Spain

Professional Memberships

Arts Hub, Women's Art Register, Professional Membership and Public Liability (NAVA), Firestation Print Studio, Member of  Golden Key International Honour Society ( invitation only - top 15% within Deakin University)

Images and CV available at The Painting Centre  ( New York ) Art File