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ARTISTS | 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.



GOLD CHIP | one-night-only exhibition

Gallerysmith closes the 2023 curtain on December 12 with the annual exhibition, GOLD CHIP. At this one-night-only event, the gallery presents…

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Shift | Isobel Clement

The still life paintings of Isobel Clement present a liminal space where time and space fold into, over and around, one another. Shift presents a survey of paintings that journal the subtle developments in Isobel Clement’s practice over the past eight years. Throughout this period an evolution of her rendering technique is evident, yet the same collection of unassuming domestic tableware has remained constant, weathering the flux of perception and existence.
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Gallerysmith launches its 2023 exhibition program with a group exhibition which celebrates 15 years of gallery operations. This exhibition features works by more than 50 artists who have shown at the gallery between 2008 and 2023....
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I AM WOMAN | International Women’s Day 2021

On International Women's Day 2021 we acknowledge the achievements of girls and women around the world. We celebrate those who ...
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Isobel Clement, By the Sea, 2018

The Space Between | Isobel Clement

Isobel Clement's works are quiet meditations on tone and form, looking at simple still life compositions with a focus on the space between objects, the fall of shadow and the play of light on surface. This solo exhibition highlights recent examples of Isobel Clement's studio practice.
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The Mystery of Balance | Isobel Clement

Beauty is to be found in the mystery of balance. Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci - Alex Kerr, Lost Japan
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Adriane Strampp install shot for Denfair

DENFAIR 2017 | art and design fair in Melbourne

DENFAIR is a boutique art and design fair held over three days in Melbourne. The fair presents a carefully curated selection…

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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
The Space Between, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
The Mystery of Balance, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2010       Intervals in Space, Ochre and Mix Gallery Melbourne
2007       Inhabited Space, Ochre and Mix Gallery, Melbourne
2002       Oceanic, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
2002       Of a larger, shapeless abstract thought, Eltham Victoria
2000      To Locate and Remember, 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 PRESENT FUTURE, 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, Victoria
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, Victoria
2014       Transience, with Dena Ashbolt, Emmy Mavroidis at Montsalvat
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 Prize, Chapman & Bailey, Abbotsford
                Naked, Dante’s, 20 years of the Artist Model Society
                Nude, 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 Rules, Shifted, Victoria
                Nillumbik Prize, Montsalvat Eltham Victoria
                Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour
                Paperwork, Bundanon Trust, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, NSW
                The inaugural Affordable Art Show, Montsalvat, Eltham, Vic
2007       Nillumbik Prize, 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 Montsalvat, Landscape painting and Printmaking, Montsalvat, Eltham Victoria
                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
                Interface, 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 Australian travelling from the George Adams Gallery, Melbourne
                Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1998       Making Waves Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
                ACAF# 6 Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
                The Australian Arts Crawl, Kyneton Victoria
                Making a Spectacle of Ourselves, Eltham Library, Victoria
1997       The Blu Stone Show, 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, Victoria
                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 Printmakers: 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
                Posthead, ether ohnetitel Gallery, Fitzroy Victoria
                Recent Paintings, with Antoinette de Morton ether ohnetitel Gallery, Victoria
                Artists using sound, installation, video, painting and sculpture Lost 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 Exhibition Final Presentation  Roar 11 Studios, Fitzroy, Victoria
                Swan Hill Print and Drawing Exhibition, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria
1989       Graduate Exhibition Phillip Institute of Technology, Bundoora, Victoria
1988       8 x 8 in 88 Curator – 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 Oceanic 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 Ours, 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 April
1994       The Wall Crawl Fiona Donnelly The Age June 10
1993       Exploiters of Exotica 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


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