Isobel Clement


Isobel Clement‘s still life paintings are quiet meditations. Beyond shape and form, her works consider modest compositions and delicate propositions such as the space between objects, the fall of shadow or the play of light on a surface. Clement draws from her small collection of domestic tableware which is painted time and again at different angles and in differing light, with each new work an attempt to understand the myriad possibilities within the picture plane.

Clement’s work is included in collections such as National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Print Workshop Archive, Art Bank Australia and The Bundanon Trust. She has been shortlisted for the contemporary painting prize, the Bayside Art Award, on three occasions in recent years.


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Isobel Clement


1989 B.A. Fine Arts – Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

Phillip Institute of Technology, Bundoora Victoria

1991 Graduate Diploma – Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

Phillip Institute of Technology, Bundoora Victoria

Solo Exhibitions

2023       Shift,
Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2019       The Space
, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2017       The Mystery of
Balance, Gallerysmith,

2010       Intervals in
, Ochre and Mix Gallery Melbourne

2007       Inhabited
, Ochre and Mix Gallery, Melbourne

2002       Oceanic,
Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

2002       Of a larger,
shapeless abstract thought
, Eltham Victoria

2000      To Locate and
, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

1998      Across the River,
Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

1997      Views of Vladivostok,
Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne

1996      The Opacity of other
histories, The Transparence of one’s own
, Pitspace Gallery, Bundoora

1995       Flux, elements
of a floating world
, Pitspace Gallery, Bundoora Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2023       XV: PAST
, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2023       Omnia Art Prize,
finalist, Melbourne

2019       Rick Amor Self
Portrait Prize, Finalist, Montsalvat, Eltham, Victoria

2017       Bayside Painting
Prize, finalist

2016       M Collection
Award, Finalist.

2016       Bayside
Acquisitive Art Prize Finalist, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre. Brighton,

2016       Kilgour Prize,
finalist, Newcastle Gallery, NSW

2016       EMSLA, finalist,
Coffs Harbour NSW

2016       arc Yinnar,
finalist Victoria

2016        Re /collected,
curated by Petra Nicel at the Long Gallery, Montsalvat

2015       Bayside
Acquisitive Art Prize Finalist, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre. Brighton,

2014       Transience,
with Dena Ashbolt, Emmy Mavroidis at

2013       Doug Moran
Portrait Prize
, Semi finalist

Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
, finalist,  Coffs Harbour, NSW

Belle Arti
, Chapman and Bailey, Abbotsford, Victoria

2012       Take Two,
Nyora Gallery with Emmy Mavroidis, Eltham, Victoria

Artist and Mentor
, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Brighton, Victoria

2011       Symbols of
Loss and Recovery
, Montsalvat, Victoria

2010       Light Factory
Gallery, Eltham

Nillumbik Prize
Montsalvat Eltham, Victoria

Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize
, PLC Sydney

2009       Belle Arte
, Chapman & Bailey, Abbotsford

, Dante’s, 20 years of the Artist Model Society

, Ochre Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria

Nillumbik Prize
, Montsalvat Eltham, Victoria

Montsalvat Bushfire Fund raiser
, Montsalvat, Victoria

Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
, Coffs Harbour

2008      According to my book of
, Shifted, Victoria

Nillumbik Prize
, Montsalvat Eltham Victoria

Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
, Coffs Harbour

, Bundanon Trust, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, NSW

The inaugural Affordable Art Show
, Montsalvat, Eltham, Vic

2007       Nillumbik
, Montsalvat, Eltham Victoria.

Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
, Coffs Harbour

Modern Mix Contemporary Paintings
, Ochre Gallery

James Farrell Self Portrait
, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Vic

2006       Salon de
, Landscape painting and Printmaking, Montsalvat, Eltham

Life Forms
, ArtStreams Gallery, Warrandyte Victoria

2005       Something True,
with Kerry Holland, Ochre Gallery Melbourne

9 x 5
, at Art Streams Gallery, Warrandyte, Melbourne

Salon de Montsalvat
, Eltham Victoria

Lasting Impressions
, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Eltham Victoria

2004       Bei Gao I.D.
with Denise Keele-Bedford Manningham Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

10 Years at the Studio
, stART Gallery, Collingwood

, Ochre and Mix Gallery, Melbourne

Heidelberg School Artists Trail
, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery

2003       Dominique
Segan Drawing Prize
, Castlemaine State Festival Victoria

R & M McGivern Art Prize
, Maroondah Art Gallery, Ringwood Victoria

Nillumbik Prize
, Eltham Victoria

Darebin-La Trobe Acquisitive Art Prize
, Bundoora, Victoria

Western International School
, Beijing China

2002      Made Here – Ten
Years in the studio
, Johnston St Collingwood

2000      Art Fair 2000,
Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2001       Self-portraits,
Prospect Gallery, S.A

1999       We are
travelling from the George Adams Gallery, Melbourne

Portia Geach Memorial Award
, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1998       Making Waves
Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

The Australian Arts Crawl
, Kyneton Victoria

Making a Spectacle of Ourselves
, Eltham Library, Victoria

1997       The Blu Stone
, Fringe Festival Melbourne, Victoria

Mornington Spring Festival of Drawing
, Victoria

Logan Art Award
, Logan Regional Gallery, Queensland.

Nillumbik Art Award
, Eltham Victoria

International Works on Paper Fair
, State Library of NSW

By Invitation
, Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne Victoria

1996       12th Biennial
Prints Acquisitive Exhibition
, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery,

Portia Geach Memorial Award
S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Out of the Box,
Fringe Festival Yume Ya Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

Dominique Segan Castlemaine State Festival Drawing Prize

Ether ohnetitel fundraiser
, ether ohnetitel Gallery Fitzroy

1995       Four
: Joshua McClelland Print Room, Melbourne Victoria

Spring Festival of Drawing
Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery Victoria

1994       Masterposes,
Roar 2 Studios Fitzroy Victoria

City of Footscray Acquisitive Art Award
, Footscray Victoria

Methodist Ladies College Acquisitive Art Exhibition,
Kew, Victoria

Recent Work
, with Antoinette de Morton, ether ohnetitel Gallery, Melbourne

Imitation of Christ
series Mario’s Restaurant Fitzroy Victoria

1993       V.I.T.A.E @
7A.I.P. Fifth Sculpture Triennial
, Melbourne

City of Footscray Acquisitive Art Award
, Footscray, Victoria

City of Richmond Acquisitive Art Award
, Richmond, Victoria

, ether ohnetitel Gallery, Fitzroy Victoria

Recent Paintings
, with Antoinette de Morton ether ohnetitel Gallery,

Artists using sound, installation, video, painting and sculpture
Gallery, Richmond, Victoria

1992       Monash
University Inaugural Exhibition Laser Prints
, Cambridge Street,
Collingwood, Victoria

Diamond Valley Acquisitive Art Award
, Greensborough, Victoria

City of Richmond Acquisitive Art Award
, Richmond, Victoria

City of Footscray Acquisitive Art Award
, Footscray, Victoria

1991       Post Graduate
Final Presentation  Roar 11 Studios, Fitzroy,

Swan Hill Print and Drawing Exhibition
, Swan Hill Regional Gallery,

1989       Graduate
Phillip Institute of Technology, Bundoora, Victoria

1988       8 x 8 in 88
– Mike Brown, Victoria and New South Wales



2008      Nillumbik Prize,
Montsalvat, Eltham

2010      Highly Commended
Nillumbik Prize


2008       Imprint, Spring,
In accordance with my book of rules. Pge 16

2006       Imprint, Autumn
Red Gate Gallery, Beijing Page 17

2005       ArtStreams Vol.10
No 4 Summer Edition

2004       Artstreams Vol 9.
No 1 March/April Page 26 I.D

Sightlines Exhibition guide, October 1 2004q

Sightlines, Penny Webb The Age, A3 Friday 1st October

96.5 inner FM interview with Gail Humpreys 10 Years at the Studio

2003       The ArtsPeter
Dougherty Diamond Valley Leader Feb 26

Art Streams, Peter Dougherty, Artin About page 28

Beijing International Art Camp publication page 245

2002       Notes on the
Caroline Durre catalogue essay August Imprint

What’s On, The Age August

2001       Between, ELCG Art
Streams page 28

2000       Art Streams,
March/April, To locate and remember, pg 29

Art Streams, July/August, The experience of Bundanon  Page 14

1999       Art Streams,
Mar/Apr Interview

ABC Radio National interview, Sunday Arts with Sian Prior

1998       The Future is
, Nick Richardson Herald/Sun July 4

New Artists Boosted by Survey View
, Robert Rooney

The Australian February 20

1997       ABC Sunday Arts
with Sian Prior and Mary Lou Jelbart

Views of Vladivostok
, Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne

1996       Imprint, Spring,
commissioned print

Radio National Arts Today Sian Prior Out of the Box Exhibition

Fringe Festival Yume Ya Gallery Melbourne

1994      Flux:
Elements of a Floating World
Joseph De Lutiis Catalogue Essay 24th

1994       The Wall Crawl
Fiona Donnelly The Age June 10

1993       Exploiters of
Robert Rooney The Weekend Review, The Australian August 21


NGA Australian Print Workshop Archive 2

Art Bank Australia

Bundanon Trust

Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania

Canson Australia Pty Ltd

Central Queensland University

Print Council of Australia Inc

Nillumbik Shire Council, Victoria

City of Footscray, Victoria

St. Catherine’s Melbourne

Star of the Sea Convent, Melbourne

Balcatta Senior High W.A

Brisbane Grammar Qld

Methodist Ladies College, Victoria

Western Metropolitan Institute of TAFE

Private Collections Australia, Canada and China

Commissions, Grans & Residencies

Print Council of Australia Inc Member Print

Western Metropolitan Institute of TAFE 1996

Victorian Ministry of the Arts Group Project Grant, 1993

Bundanon April/May, 1999 Residency

Bundanon April 2000 Residency

Red Gate Gallery, Bei Gao Beijing China August 2003 Residency