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Lesley Redgate


Type:
Visual arts
Location:
Willunga SA

Style

Landscape, still life and portraits using acrylics, watercolour, pen & wash.

Lesley draws inspiration from the changing rural and urban landscape. Her paintings reflect a vibrancy and visual harmony often found in the harsh Australian environment. Preoccupied with describing structure, geometry and form within the landscape, her work captures the unusual from ordinary scenes recording the history of the area she lives.

Admiring the work of the Post Impressionists and Australian Modernists, Lesley's palette consists of primary and secondary colours, using simultaneous contrast to create subtleties of light. Her subjects are from her homeland; from Willunga & Whites Valley to Sellick's Beach, Port Willunga and McLaren Vale depicting vineyards, wheatfields, oceans and rural farms.

Biography


ARTIST’S BIOGRAPHY

Born London 1955, Lesley Redgate moved to South

Australia in 1967. After completing an Adv Dip Teaching

(Fine Art) 1976 at the SA School of Art, she began her

career as artist and educator. Winner of the Thomas Laird

Memorial Traveling Art Study Award led her to overseas

travel in 1994 and 1997. She is represented in the Victorian

National Gallery as recipient of the Michelle Endowment

Award.

Lesley draws inspiration from the changing Fleurieu

landscape. Her paintings reflect a vibrancy and visual

harmony often found in the harsh Australian environment.

Preoccupied with describing structure, form and geometry

within the landscape, Lesley’s work captures the unusual

from ordinary scenes recording the history of the area where

she lives and has a deep connection to.


STUDY


2000-2002 Advanced Diploma of Visual Communication &

Graphic Design, TAFE SA

1973-1976 Advanced Diploma in Teaching Fine Art

Secondary, Torrens CAE / Uni SA


PRIZES, AWARDS, GRANTS

2017 Semi Finalist – DOUG MORAN National Portrait Prize

2017 Finalist & Merit Award - RSASA 3rd Biennial Portrait

Prize

2016, 2008, 2004, 2002, 2000 & 1998 Finalist – FLEURIEU

ART PRIZE

2016, 2014 Finalist - CHARACTERS OF THE FLEURIEU,

Signal Point Gallery

2014 Finalist – WELL MADE, Guildhouse, ACArts

2011 Finalist – FSASA Ex, Adelaide Festival Theatre

2010 Finalist – PORTIA GEACH Memorial Award, S.H.

Ervin Gallery Sydney NSW

2009, 2008 Finalist – HEYSEN PRIZE Hahndorf Academy

2006 – 2007 DOUBLE VISION exchange, City of

Onkaparinga / Bendigo VIC

2005, 1998 Merit Award – GOOLWA MARITIME Art Ex

2004 & 2003 Finalist – WATERHOUSE NATURAL

HISTORY Art Prize

2002 OUR BELOVED COAST – FLEURIEU BIENNALE

HERITAGE EX

2000 & 2002 Touring – ARTISTS OF THE FLEURIEU,

Biennale Ex

1999 FINALIST – Port Pirie Art Prize

1996 SACAT Grant – REDGATE / WATKINS Touring SA &

VIC

1996 First Prize – JAMESTOWN ART PRIZE SA

1994 First Prize - THOMAS LAIRD MEMORIAL

TRAVELING ART STUDY Award

1994 & 1992 First Prize – VICTOR HARBOR ART EX.

1978 THE MICHELLE ENDOWMENT AWARD – Acquisition,

National Gallery VIC

1977 Finalist – The CAPITAL PERMANENT AWARD,

Geelong Art Gallery VIC

1976 Finalist – YOUNG ARTISTS AWARD, Adelaide

Festival Theatre


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 FLEURIEU ~ TIME & PLACE, Kay Bros Winery

2017-18 FLEURIEU ~ HEART & SOUL, Kay Bros Winery

2015 GEOMETRY - Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga

2014 FLEURIEU - Hugo Wines

2013 Adelaide Intercontinental Hotel – Art Images Norwood

2011 RURAL & URBAN – Shingleback Winery

2005 GEOMETRY – Dridan Fine Arts McLaren Vale

2001 CATCHING THE LIGHT – Red Dot Gall, Penny’s Hill

Winery

1999 A CERTAIN SYMMETRY – Dridan Fine Arts

1996 – 1997 REDGATE / WATKINS – SACAT Touring

Exhibition SA & VIC

1995 SEA & VINES – Wirra Wirra Vineyards

1993 ASPECTS OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN

LANDSCAPE – Wilson’s Gall, Robe

1991 RECENT PAINTINGS – Kensington Gallery

1978 PAINTINGS BY LESLEY REDGATE – CACSA


COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria, Hardy’s Winery London, Mt

Lofty House, City of Onkaparinga, Australia, England,

Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa,

Chile, USA.


Achievements

Aquisition - Victorian National Gallery as recipient of the Michelle Endowment Award.

First prize - 1994 Thomas Laird Memorial Traveling Art Study Award & 1996 Jamestown Art Prize

Finalist - Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Heysen Art Prize, Port Pirie Art Prize, Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, Well Made Guildhouse  Ex.

Grants - SACAT Redgate / Watkins touring exhibition; DOUBLE VISION City of Onkaparinga Bendigo artist exchange

Samples