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curriculum vitae


Jan Lawnikanis


Visual Artist/Art Tutor


Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA


0410 819 926 or 61 410 819 926 (From overseas)




janlawnikanis.com.au     http://jan-lawnikanis.artistwebsites.com/






Gold Coast, Australia

Gallery representation

485 Ruthven St,

Toowoomba, QLD


RQAS Gallery

25 Broadbeach BLVD

Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD

Individual exhibitions

Art’s Café, Gold Coast Arts Centre, QLD 2006
'Art is the Flower' RQAS, Broadbeach 2010

Selected group exhibitions

Redland Bay Art Competition: 1998
Gold Coast Show: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2011,2013
Pastel Society Exhibition, City Hall Brisbane: 2001, 2003
Women of Our Time Exhibition, Park Royal Hotel & Hilton Hotel: 2002
Laidley Art Show: 2002, 2006
Access Arts Champagne Box Auction, Brisbane: 2003, 2004
Border Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery: 2003, 2009, 2010, 2013
QLD Cancer Fund Art Exhibition, Southport: 2003
Kenilworth Arts Festival: 2003
Dalby Spring Fair Art Show: 2004, 2005
Gold Coast Convention Centre Exhibition: 2004
D’Arcy Doyle Art Awards: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008,2009,2011, 2012
King’s Christian Arts Festival: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013
Stanthorpe Regional Gallery: 2006
RQAS Annual Art Show Gold Coast: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012
Trinity Lutheran College Annual Art Show: 2007, 2008
30 Icons portrait competition, Pacific Fair: 2008
St Hilda's Art Show: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

Ipswich Art Awards 2012

Australian Watercolour Institute 2011

Myart Gallery, Toowoomba: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Plus various local and regional exhibitions and competitions.


First Prize: Encouragement Award, Redland Bay Art Competition, 1998
First Prize: Watercolours, Laidley Art Show, 2002
First Prize: Drawing, Elanora Uniting Church Art Show, 2004
First Prize: Abstracts, D’arcy Doyle Art Awards, 2004
First Prize: Pastels, Elanora Art Show, 2005
First Prize: Watercolour, Elanora Art Show, 2006
First Prize: Watercolour, Springfest Art & Craft Festival, 2006

First Prize: Still-Life, Ipswich Art Awards 2012

First Prize: ACPN on-line coloured pencil competition 2011
Second Prize: Challege no. 28 Australian Artist Magazine, June 2007
Second Prize: RQAS Big Art Awards, 2009
Third Prize: Portrait, Women of Our Time Competition, 2002

Finalist: Challenge 48 Australian Artist magazine, 2012
15 commendations: Various competitions


G.C.City Council Rapid Response Cultural Development Grant 2002

Corporate Collections

Portrait of Margaret May, Portrait of Dr Cherrell Hirst AO: Women at Work International

2005: 40 artworks for Air Apartments, Broadbeach

14 artworks, Surfers Paradise Executive Offices


1999-Present: Various painting and drawing commissions for private clients
2001: Portrait painting for principal, Hillcrest Christian College
2003, 2005: Murals for grounds of Hillcrest Christian College
2003: Teatowel designs for Souvenirs Australia
2005: 40 artworks for Air Apartments, Broadbeach
2005: Artist’s impressions for real estate agent
2006: Outside Mural, Hillcrest Christian College
2004-2011: Various designs and painting of sets for school musicals



Guest Artist: Gold Coast Show: 2009, 2010, 2013
Guest Artist: RQAS member,Southport Library 2009

Guest Artist: St Hilda's art show 2011 

Artist-in-Residence: Hillcrest Christian College 2010-2015

Teaching Appointments

1998-2001: Drawing and painting classes, 'Framed Just for You'
1998-2004: Drawing and painting classes, 'Purple Turtle Art Studio'
1999: Day of Excellence workshop, Hillcrest Christian College
2001: Coloured Pencil workshop, Sophos Studio, Chapel Hill
2002: Day of Excellence workshop,portraiture, Hillcrest C.C.
2004-2011: Drawing and painting classes, Home Studio
2007: Coloured Pencil workshop, Laidley Art Society
2007: Drawing and Creativity 2 day workshop, Quilpie Art Society
2009: Watercolour Flowers, 3 day workshop, Brisbane Artists Academe
2009: Watercolour Flowers, 2 day workshop, Coochie Art Group
2009: Watercolour Introduction, Hillcrest Christian College
2009: Drawing Fundamentals, Gold Coast Magic Multicultural Group
2009: Perspective lessons, Gold Coast Magic Multicultural Group
2010: Coloured pencils, Brisbane Artists Academe
2010: Watercolour Flowers, Brisbane Artists Academe
2010: 2 workshops, Coochie Art Group
2011: Watercolour Flowers, Lockyer Valley Artists group
2011: Coloured Pencils, Watercolours workshops, Brisbane Artists Academe

2011: Coochie Art Group, 4 various workshops

2011: Coloured pencils, Framed Just For You. 3 workshops

2011: Drawing and Colored Pencil Workshops, Hillcrest Christian College

2012: Watercolour Weekend Workshop, Murray's Art & Framing, Toowoomba

2012: Coloured Pencils Workshop, Watercolour Flowers Workshop, BAA, Brisbane

2013: Coloured Pencils Weekend Workshop, RQAS, Broadbeach

2013: Coloured Pencils Weekend Workshop, Murray's Art & Framing, Toowoomba

2013: Coloured Pencils 6 day workshop, Maryborough Art Festival

2013: Watercolour 4 day workshop, Mc Gregor Schools, USQ, Toowoomba

Selected Publications

Australian Artist Magazine, August 2000: Full-length article, “Coloured Pencil: the No-Fuss Medium.” Featuring artwork and text.
Hillcrest Christian College Year Book, 2001: Portrait painting on cover of yearbook.
Australian Artist Magazine, February 2002: Photograph of artwork for Still-Life Challenge.
Margaret May Reports, 5/2002: Photograph of portrait painting and short story.
Australian Artist Magazine, June 2007: Photo of winning painting.
Art Newsflash,7/2010. Full length article and photo by Ray Frisken.
GC Bulletin, Paradise Magazine 8/2010. Full length article and photos by Marina St Martin.


International Watercolor Society catalogue 2013: selected artwork photo, full page

Australian Artist Magazne, Nov 2013: 5 page article

Online Publications

Featured artist December 2010. www.colouredpencils.com.au

Professional Memberships

1999-2006: Coloured Pencil Society of America
2000-2006: Pastel Society of Australia
2007-Present: Royal QLD Art Society
2010-Present: Australian Coloured Pencil Network