Natalie Lavelle is an emerging artist whose practice wavers between human and material concerns where abstraction and monochrome paintings have become the foundation of a personal pursuit to re-blur the limitations and boundaries of the traditional easel painting.

Natalie has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland College of Art (QCA) in 2019 and a Diploma of Visual Art from Southbank Institute of Technology (SBIT) in 2016. In addition to her studio practice, Lavelle enjoys large scale installation wall paintings and outdoor mural projects. In 2019 she worked with the Queensland Children's Hospital and Art In Health program director to develop and install Mindful Trace, a site specific wall painting, for the children's oncology walkway.

Natalie lives in Brisbane, Australia where she continues solo and group exhibitions at a variety of institutions and galleries. In 2020 she was awarded the overall winner of the Abstraction exhibition judged by Andrew Baker (Art Dealer) and in 2018 she was awarded The Zonta Club Brisbane River Acquisitive Prize, Griffith University, Brisbane. Natalie is represented by Jan Manton Gallery.


Natalie Lavelle (b. 1987, Australia) 

2019 Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art
2016 Diploma of Visual Art, South Bank Institute of Technology

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Deliberate Pictures, Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane
2020 Flatform, Grey Street Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Brushstrokes on Paper Series, Zonta Club of Brisbane
2018 Dark Nuance, The Third Quarter, Brisbane


Group Exhibitions

2020 ABSTRACTION, Royal Queensland Art Society/Petrie Terrace Gallery
2020 Boiling Point, The Third Quarter, Brisbane
2019 Materiality, Agency and the Body, Webb Gallery, Brisbane
2018 Nobody Wants to Leave This Party, QCA, Brisbane
2018 Green, Percolator Gallery, Brisbane
2018 Expanded, POP Gallery, Brisbane
2016 Diploma of Visual Arts Graduates Exhibition, SBIT


2020 Winner, ABSTRACTION, Royal Queensland Art Society/Petrie Terrace Gallery
2018 Winner, The Zonta Club Brisbane River Acquisitive Prize, QCA
2018 Golden Key International Honour Society for Outstanding Academic Achievement (GU)
 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in Fine Art (GU)
2017 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in Fine Art (GU)
2016 Merit Award (SBIT)

Public Art | Murals
2020 Untitled (a Wall Painting for Grey St), Grey Street Gallery
2019 Mindful Trace, Queensland Children’s Hospital
2017 Make Your Mark, Webb Centre Project

Work History 
2020 The Storytellers Exhibition (Museum of Brisbane)
2019 Sam Songailo, Ipswich (Ipswich City Council/iAM)
2019 Ms Saffaa, Fish Lane (Integrity 20)
2018 Richard Bell, Yeronga Studios (Milani Gallery)
2018 Simon Degroot (Queensland Rail)
2018 Lucas Grogan (W Hotel)

Industry Experience
2018 Installation, Asian Pacific Triennial9 (QAGOMA)
2018 Installation, Research and Gallery Services (GUAM)
2018 Griffith University Art Museum Internship Program (Collections Office, Nathan and Griffith University Art Museum, Southbank) Key responsibilities: Safe art handling practice, art collection management, condition reporting, curatorial research, gallery docent work, KE EMu training
2018 Advanced Art Handling Workshop (GUAM)
2016 Visual Art and Set Design Team (Brisbane Festival)

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