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Arlene Williams

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Arlene Williams is a Canberra award-winning artist whose paintings hang in private local, interstate and overseas collections. A recent Bachelor of Visual Arts graduate of the ANU School of Art, Arlene has successfully exhibited for many years producing paintings in a variety of styles, media and subject matter.

A versatile artist, she likes to experiment with visually powerful semi-abstract depictions of natural phenomena, and also produces both realistic and interpretative images of landforms, figures, architecture, still life and wildlife.

Arlene is a very productive artist with many Exhibitions and Awards to her name. Here are just some small selection of where her work has taken her. MyGalleria appreciates the opportunity to exhibit Arlene this May/June 2016 in Gundaroo.


Selected Exhibitions:

Fur, Feather, Rock & Leaf, Cork Street Café and Gallery, Gundaroo, 2016 (Solo)

Forest Inspirations, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, 2016 (Dual)

Squares 2015, Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Homestead, ACT, 2015 (Group)

Spring into Summer, Yarralumla Gallery and Brasserie, Yarralumla, 2014 (Dual)

Adventures in Paint, Old Ginninderra School House Gallery, Canberra, 2014 (Dual)

Of Birds and Buildings, Kaori Gallery, Canberra, 2014 (Solo)

Capturing the Cosmos, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Acton, 2014 (Group)

Short List of Awards:

ACT Region Catchment Groups Art Prizes, 2014: Pepe’s Paperie Award (oil)

Queanbeyan Art Society, Queanbeyan City Travel, 2013: 1st (oil)

ASOC Spring Exhibition, 2012: 1st (watercolour)

Clifton Art Prize, 2012: Canberra region finalist

Wildlife Art @ Discovery, 2012: Best composition (acrylic)


From April 28th 2016 her recent collection can be viewed at Cork Street Cafe & Gallery, Gundaroo. Visit the Cafe during Opening hours Thursday Lunch – Dinner, Friday – Sunday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. One of the friendly staff will help you with your inquiries.

This is what the artist has to say about this special exhibition on “FUR, FEATHER, ROCK & LEAF:”

Fur, Feather, Rock & Leaf symbolises four aspects of the natural world. Rock and leaf refer to landscape, in whole and in part, while fur and feathers represent mammals and birds, the two most familiar kinds of wildlife on our planet. I particularly like to paint the larger birds, often distinguished more by their shape rather than their colourful plumage.

And, here a small selection from this exhibition.

Seascape South Coast_Arlene Willams

Seascape, South Coast, NSW

Oil on sketch paper


Greater Glider_Arlene Williams

Greater Glider



Autumn Harmony_Arlene Williams

Autumn Harmony

Mixed Media