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“All Sorts” Solo Exhibition

“All Sorts” is an exhibition of recent oil paintings and ink drawings, showcasing the subjects I am drawn to and outlining my working practice from the past 12 months. As I am predominantly a plein air painter many of the works are of landscapes painted on site around Sydney harbour and beaches. When the weather isn’t favourable I work in the studio often on still life. Therefore, there is also a wide selection of floral works in the show, often of flowers that I have picked or collected on my way to the studio.
Exhibition Opens: 2pm-4pm, Saturday 24 February 2018. Exhibition Closes: 11 March 2018. Location: Fellia Melas Gallery, 2 Moncur Street, Woollahra NSW 2025. Website: Contact: 02 9363 5616. Email:

FINALIST 2018 Wyndham Art Prize

The Wyndham Art Prize is a national prize attracting artists from all over Australia with a non-acquisitive award of $10,000, a People’s Choice award of $2000 and two Deakin University Bursaries, $4000 for a PHD candidate and $2000 for an honours or Masters candidate. Selected artists will be exhibited at the Wyndham Art Gallery between 30 March and 9 June. The exhibition opens and the winning artist will be announced on Thursday 29 March, 6.30 to 8.30pm. Sally is pleased to announce that her painting “The Shortcut”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST.

WINNER 2017 Cliftons Art Prize, Sydney Section

Sally is honoured to be announced WINNER of the 2017 Cliftons Art Prize, Sydney Section. This art prize offers international exposure to artists across Asia Pacific. Go to to read more about the art prize and see the other winners from around the world. “Yellow Van”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas. 

FINALIST 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize

93 artworks have been selected for the 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize and Sally is proud to be included with her painting “Hymix”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas. The winners will be selected from this list of finalists, and announced at the official opening on Saturday, 2 December 2017. Go to to find out more about the prize.

FINALIST 2017 Hornsby Art Prize

The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works. Sally’s piece “The Bus Stop”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas has been named a FINALIST for 2017. For more information about the prize go to:

FINALIST 2017 Greenway Art Prize

The GreenWay Art Prize celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney’s Inner West and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art.

The GreenWay Art Prize Exhibition is hosted by Art Est. Art School and Gallery in Leichhardt. This year the art prize received a record number of entries and Sally is honoured to be included in the list of Finalists with her painting “The Pink Truck”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas. For more information go to:

FINALIST 2017 Georges River Art Prize

The Georges River Art Prize has been developed on the success and foundations of the Kogarah Art Prize and St George Art Awards. This biennial prize is hosted by Hurstville Museum & Gallery and Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre. Sally is delighted to announce that her painting “Red Car”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST for the 2017 exhibition. Go to for more information.


The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher. Go to for more information.

The Open section of the Art Award is acquisitive to the C-A-C permanent collection and is awarded prize-money of $20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.

Sally is pleased to announce that both her entries have been selected as FINALISTS for this years award (“The Bottle Shop”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, and “Dad”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas ).

FINALIST 2017 Gosford Art Prize

The Gosford Art Prize is a hotly contested event with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $24,000 in total prizes. The exhibition offers the artist an opportunity to let their work stand on its own, to be judged and appreciated on a level playing field, with each work vying for the viewer’s attention. Sally’s work “The Freightliner – Plein Air”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas has been selected as a FINALIST. Go to to find out more about the prize. 

WINNER 2017 Northbridge Art Prize, Painting Section

The Northbridge Art Prize is an annual exhibition for adults and teens. The exhibition in its 14th year showcases the diverse talents of both local and interstate artists and is an opportunity for artists to display their work and be recognised for their unique achievements. Sally’s work “The Next Day”, 75x75cm, oil on canvas, has been announced WINNER of the Painting Section. Sally was an overall winner of the same prize in 2014.