Nerissa Lea

b. 1959

Painter Nerissa Lea completed a Printmaking and Cinematography Degree from the South Australian School of Art in Adelaide in 1982. Her surrealistic and often dark works are unfinished narratives incorporating elements of still life, landscape and folklore. Lea has held solo exhibitions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. She was awarded the S.H. Ervin Gallery Portia Geach Portrait Prize in 2004. Her work is held in the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and several major regional galleries.

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In Blog

Nerissa Lea – Finalist in The Lester Prize 2023

Image above: Nerissa Lea  Reg Lynch with Pencil  2023  oil on wood panel  60 x 38 cm. Congratulations to Nerissa …

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Nerissa Lea and Mary Tonkin – 2020 Calleen Art Award

Congratulations to Nerissa Lea and Mary Tonkin who have been selected as finalists in the 2020 Calleen Art Award. The Calleen Art …

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WAYS Youth and Family Charity Art Auction

WAYS Youth & Family invite you to attend their 2018 Charity Art Auction Over 40 artworks from leading and emerging artists will …

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Holly Grace & Sarah Tomasetti – Finalists in the 2024 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

Image above: Sarah Tomasetti From Balpatta X 2024 145 x 150 cm pigment oil and marble dust on fresco Congratulations to Holly …

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2024 Salon des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery

Image above (left to right): Graeme Drendel Portrait of Rick  2024 oil on canvas 41 x 31 cm | Michelle Hiscock …

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Janet Luxton – Finalist in the Artists for Conservation International Exhibition

Image above:  Janet Luxton  Giant Australian Cuttlefish  2021  oil on canvas  120x160cm Congratulations to Janet Luxton who has had two …

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Wayne Eager – Interview in Studio National

Above image: Wayne Eager, Allegory I  2023 oil on linen 95 x 133 cm Wayne Eager was interviewed by Janet …

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Omina Art Prize Finalists – Kate Hudson, Martin King, Robin Stewart and Marina Strocchi

Image above: Marina Strocchi The vineyards of Madden’s Lane 2023 acrylic on linen 122 x 152 cm Congratulations to Kate …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Ravenswood Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler – Milne for being selected as a finalist in the Ravenswood Art Prize 2024 for her …

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Introducing the Sydney Stock Rooms

Australian Galleries is thrilled to introduce our most recent gallery space ~ the Sydney Stock Rooms. Located directly opposite our …

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Jimmy Rix interview for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2024

In a fascinating artist interview for Sculpture by the Sea,  Jimmy Rix shares insights into the themes which inspired his …

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Julian Twigg ‘Long Haul’ – short film and interview by Peter Lamont

Portrait of Julian Twigg by Peter Lamont Filmmaker Peter Lamont of Handmade Films has created a wonderful short film on …

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Congratulations Martin King – Finalist in The Alice Prize

Martin King  ledger of the lost years ‘24 and ‘25′  N.D  graphite, watercolour and gouache on drafting film and paper  …

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