BMBS, Flinders University South Australia, 1983


FANZCA, 1991

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons), Adelaide Central School of Art, 2010

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020     “Besties” gallery 1855 Tea Tree Gully (November 20 – February 21)

2019     Saint Ignatius Art Show (also 2013, 2011, 2008)          

2017     “All Things New” St Stephen’s Church, Wakefield Street, Adelaide for SALA, August 2017

2017     Drawing Exchange, Adelaide Central School of Art, August 2017

2017     “Art Images SA” exhibition at the inaugural “SALT” festival, Port Lincoln, April 21st

2016     “Painting Twice”, Praxis Art Space, Bowden. November 24th

2016     Adelaide Central gallery with Annalise Rees, July-August “ Daily Practice”

2015     “Vista”, with Jess Mara, Astra Parker and Melinda Brodderick, Hill Smith Gallery, May – June.

2014     “Wild” is the wind, Adelaide Airport for SALA. Curated by Gloria Strzelecki August

2014     “Gematria”, Adelaide Central Gallery

2013     The Next Chapter, Adelaide Central Gallery, Invitation Fundraiser, July 2013

2013     “Grounded – Nic Brown, Cathy Frawley, Sally Parnis and Lyn Wood” at Fisher Jeffries for Adelaide             Central School of Art, March 8th until April 19th 2013

2012     “Wish you were here”, Adelaide Central Gallery (also 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 208, 2019)

2010     “Wall Paper”, Adelaide Central Gallery, 28th October 2010.

2010     Women’s and Children’s Hospital “Arts in health”: “Mother’s May” exhibition , May 2010

2010     Little weeds: small acts of tenderness and violence. Curated by Lisa Harms.

27/2/10 – 3/3/10, Format Collective, Peel St, Adelaide. ,

2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 Helpmann Academy Maestros and Apprentices Auction

2009     “Resonate” ACSA Graduate Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions

2020     “Haven” COVID19 friendly walk by installation in my front garden for SALA

2019     “Creation” Hentley farm Cellar Door for SALA, August

2018     “Blood and Rust, Soul and Dust” at Hula Hoop for SALA August

2015     “Slippage” Jorell’s Face Hair and Body for SALA, August

2014      “Gleam” Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, October 31st.

2013     “Awesome” Jorell’s Face Hair and Body for SALA, 3rd August – 7th September

2013     “Wordless” at Faraja Restaurant, Dec 2012 – May 2013

2012     “Wordless” Flinders Medical centre Arts in Health, Sept 25th – November 26th 2012

2012     “Entwined”, Adelaide Central School of Art Studio Gallery, March 30th – April 21st 2012

2011     “Ten paintings and six drawings”, Cibo Galleria SALA exhibition,

2011     “To tell a constant story”, The Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Arts in Health), February – April 2011


2019     Short list “Rector’s Prize” Saint Ignatius art Show 2019

2019     Finalist Watershed Prize

2018     Finalist Highly commended, Adelaide Parklands Art Prize

2018     Finalist Prospect Portrait Prize

2017     Finalist “Emma Hack art Prize”

2016     Finalist Adelaide Parklands Art Prize

2016     Finalist “Emma Hack art Prize”

2015     Selected for mural painting event, North Adelaide Precinct and Emma Hack.

2014     Highly commended Adelaide Parklands Art Prize

2013     Finalist  Fleurieu Water and Environment Prize

2013     Finalist The Advertiser Business SA Contemporary Art Prize for SALA 2013

2008     People’s choice Award, “Ignite” St Ignatius College Art Show

2006     Yorke Peninsula Cheetham Art Prize, Second Merit Award

2006     Finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize : Self Portrait “It’s All About Me”

Selected Commissions

2019     Hentley farm/ACSA wine label project (The Creation Shiraz 2017)

2011     Portrait Commission – “Dr Jeanette Linn, president AMA SA” for the SA branch of The Australian Medical Association.

2007     Exeter Hotel Commission

2005     Portrait commission – The Most Reverend Philip Wilson, Archbishop of Adelaide for the Archdiocese of   Adelaide.


Volunteering SA

Prospect City Civic Collection

Private collections (Australia)

Common Ground Housing Initiative, Adelaide

Flinders Medical Centre Collection

Saint Ignatius College Collection

Experience and Employment (Visual Arts)

2019                             Workshop Wilderness School (August)

2019                             Workshops Prospect council (April)

2017,18                        Drawing faculty, Adelaide Central School of Art

2016,17,18, 19              Board of Governors, Adelaide Central School of Art.

2016                             SALA portrait drawing exchange for “The Advertiser” Newspaper

2016                             Workshops in iPad drawing, Studio Bowden, March
2015 – 2018                  Volunteer Art workshops at Hutt Street Day Centre

2015                             Live drawing for Arts South Australia at Ngeringa, November

2015                             Artist in Residence, Saint Ignatius College, August

2015                             Facilitator, Open Life drawing, Adelaide central School of Art

2014 – 2017                  Workshops for “Experience Art” program, Carclew (various dates)

2014                             February 8,9 – Workshops at Yarta Purtli, Pt Augusta

2014                             August – Workshops and residency for SALA at Signal Point gallery, Goolwa.

2014, 2015, 2017          Teaching, Adelaide Central School of Art Short course programme

2012, 2013                   Teaching, Adelaide Central School of Art Outreach programme talks and workshops.

2013, 2015, 2017          Convenor/Curator, Saint Ignatius College Art Show 2013 and 2015, 2017.

2010 – 2015                  Graduate member, Adelaide Central School of Art Academic Board

2011 – 2015                  Volunteer tutor and mentor at Hutt Street day Centre Education program.

July 2011                      Painting in the gallery At The Art Gallery of South Australia, opening of Elder Wing.

July/August 2010         Artist in residence, St Peter’s College, Adelaide.

February 2010              Studio Orta Heart Fabrication Workshop



  1. Terry Krieg says:

    Very impressive Sally. Forget my earlier question about the archbishop. He obviously sat for you. For an art ignoramus [me] you are making wonderful progress Sally. How about an exhibition here in Port Lincoln one day??



  2. Josanne Holloway says:

    Found your art. Enjoyed meeting you. Best wishes. Josanne


    1. Great meeting you too Josanne!


  3. Josanne Holloway says:

    Found you. Enjoyed meeting you. Best wishes. Josanne


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