NEW RELEASE! Blues Portrait Volume 4 is the fourth instalment in the series exploring the Australian blues scene. Forty-two musicians talk about their musical journeys, how they first heard the blues, and how it has influenced their own music.
Blues Portrait Volume 4 is launching on Saturday 9th September with a special Saturday session of Stingo Blues at the Yorkshire Stingo, 48 Hoddle Street, Street, Abbotsford, Vic 3067. Live music from The Blow Out and Damon Smith. Pre-orders available for pick up at the launch or postage included.
Volume 4 coming soon!
Details to follow.
Volume 1, 2 and 3 available for purchase here
JUNE 2023 – EOFY Special! Studio clear out ~ small abstract paintings priced at $50 each. Visit the store to purchase: https://store15455084.ecwid.com/
APRIL 2023 – 9 by 5 Exhibition – Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
Cnr. Walker and Robinson Streets, Dandenong.
Exhibition dates: Tuesday 18th April – Friday 7th July
Opening Event – Saturday 22 April, 2pm-4pm
Join us for the exhibition opening and celebrate artists from around Australia as they present their creativity on panels measuring nine inches by five inches in a wide variety of styles. Enjoy our special guest DJ and refreshments while exploring over 250 works.
And don’t forget to vote in our People’s Choice Awards for your favourite artist, with both voters and the winning artist having the opportunity to win some excellent prizes.
L – R: Brunswick Steet Window; Cherry Bar Little Collins St; St Kilda Sea Baths (Detail).
* SOLD * “Market Lane” Acrylic on canvas, 35 x 35cm – Laneways Exhibition, Ruelle Wine Bar, Prahran.
SEPTEMBER 2022 – Thrilled to be selected as a finalist for the 2022 Paddington Art Prize with The Tote, Collingwood! Defiance Gallery, 12 Mary Place, Paddington NSW 2021. 27th October to 6th November 2022.
Upcoming solo exhibition – “Real Life” at Thin Slizzy Pizzeria, 115 Johnston St, Collingwood. 27th October – 23rd November 2022
Big thanks to Stefan at the Gippy Times for the article!
Big thanks to Geoff Hughes for having me as a guest on his Writer’s Show podcast!
My episode can be found here:
Solo exhibition, “A Sense of Place” 22nd February – 18th March
Bendigo Bank Art Space, 282 Lygon St. Carlton
“A Sense of Place” explores the themes of location, structure, belonging and attachment.
My solo exhibition “A Sense of Place” was postponed last year but it’s all set to go ahead next month! Opening launch parties are not permitted at the moment unfortunately, but the exhibition will be on display from 22nd Feb. – 18th March. Opening hours are 9.30 am – 2pm Monday to Friday, Bendigo Bank Art Space, 282 Lygon St, Carlton.
Pleased to once again be part of the Linden Postcard Show exhibition: 4th December- Sunday 27 February 2022 at Linden New Art, St Kilda.
Blues Portrait Volumes 2 and 3 Official Launch – 12th November 2021
Click links below for book trailers:
Volume 2: https://online.fliphtml5.com/myoex/jhpt/
Volume 3: https://online.fliphtml5.com/myoex/abai/
Blues Portrait Volume 2 and 3 are due for release in November! Pre-order now – links below.
August 2021 – Sorry to announce that my solo show “A Sense of Place” in Carlton has been postponed until February due to you know what…. 😞
January 2021 – e-Gift Cards are now available – To order please visit:
Last week to see Linden Postcard Show ~ Three works on display: Licorice Allsort, Marble Swirl (SOLD) and Paris Streetscape 74 (SOLD)
Oct. 2020 – Albert College Virtual Art Show – 16th – 18th October 2020
Orange + White Exhibition ~ Slipway Gallery – 480 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria *Dates to be announced
Meeniyan Art Gallery has made the sad but necessary decision to close from Tuesday 24th for the next few months. This means my exhibition will be coming down early instead of running until the end of the month. Thanks to everyone who came to the opening and everyone who visited and made a purchase! The gallery will be open this Sunday and Monday (22nd & 23rd) if anyone wants to pop in and see the works before they come down.
Current exhibition: City & Country – Solo exhibition at Meeniyan Art Gallery, 84 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan Victoria. 6th Feb – 30th March 2020
Thanks to Sharon Brookes for the wonderful review of Blues Portrait in What’s My Scene magazine.
What a wonderful initiative by the Gippsland Art Gallery ~ the Art Aid Bushfire Appeal and auction. My contribution is Richmond Station Platform 7, the final painting in my Richmond Station series. Over five hundred works have been donated so far!
I’m back at Mr. Burch Cafe in McKinnon for the months of December and January! Work will be on show from 1st Dec 2019 – 31st January 2020.
Join me for the launch of Blues Portrait this Sunday, 10th November at 2pm at The Rainbow, 27 St David Street, Fitzroy. With live music from Checkerboard Lounge at 4pm. All welcome! Books are available for purchase through the online store.
A new project I’ve been working on is being launched on Sunday, 10th November at 2pm at The Rainbow, 27 St David Street, Fitzroy. “Blues Portrait – A profile of the Australian blues scene” contains interviews with forty-six musicians. 7 x 10-inch softcover, first edition. 386 pages. $39.00 plus $10 postage Australia wide. Books are available for purchase through the online store.
I recently collaborated with Kim Volkman on his new book, “For Those That Dance With The Skeleton“. The launch party will be held at Green Velvet, Robarta Downstairs, St Kilda. Kim will be signing books and performing from 2pm.
Pleased to be invited to hang some paintings at Mr. Burch Cafe in McKinnon again! Work will be on show from 6th – 31st August then I’ll be back in December with some new pieces.
March 2019 – Will be sad to say goodbye to the Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane, I’ve painted this iconic bar many times. Looking forward to the final street party on the 30th and to rocking on in its new location! 🍒🤘🎸⚡️🎵
Nov. 2018 – Linden Postcard Show opening this Friday 23rd November at Linden New Art, 26 Acland St. St Kilda. 23rd Nov – 10th Feb 2019
“Snapshot Melbourne” – Solo exhibition at Marios Cafe, 303 Brunswick St. Fitzroy. 26th November to 17th December.
The exhibition will run for three weeks, no official opening.
This Sunday! I will have a stall at the Brunswick Artist Market at The Spotted Mallard. Tea towels, cards and canvas prints will be available in a range of designs. Sun 28th October, 10am – 2pm.
The Spotted Mallard, 29 Sydney Rd. Brunswick, Vic, 3056
“China Bar” has been selected for the Toorak Village Art Walk. The exhibition will run from 15th October – 11th November 2018
Excited to be exhibiting at Marios again this year, especially with reviews like this in today’s Age! My exhibition will run from 26th November to 17th December.
Our Three Palettes exhibition has been extended until July 20th!
Three Palettes ~ Bailey Masin and Roberts, City Library Gallery, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening of Three Palettes!
6th June – Join us for the launch of Three Palettes with special guest Brian Nankervis tomorrow night at 6pm! Hope to see some of you there. Drinks and nibbles provided. All welcome! City Library Gallery, 253 Flinders Lane. 30th May – 29th June.
Artist spotlight! Lovely interview this morning on ABC Gippsland
Thanks so much to Carla O’Brien for posting this on her Instagram page #carlaobriencarla – “This is a divine painting by Pauline Bailey of the entrance to Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar which features the neon I created. Swipe left to compare – she captured it beautifully. Wall art down AC/DC Lane constantly evolves but the Cherry neon and great live music is always there.”
Pleased to be the featured artist this month on Bluethumb Art!
House Of Soul has found a new home at the beautiful Cafe Piccolo in Yarragon!
Thank you to the Criterion Hotel in Sale for displaying a selection of my work! The paintings will be up until April.
Criterion Hotel, 90 MacAlister St. Sale, Victoria.
I have four pieces in the Linden Postcard Show this year, Linden New Art, Domain House, South Yarra. 12th Nov 2017 – 12th Jan 2018
Very happy to be selected to take part in the 2017 Toorak Village Art Walk! Three of my paintings will be on display at Cable, Traffic and the Toorak Health Club from 16th October until 12th November.
I have been working on an exciting new project! Kim Volkman’s autobiography “The Devil Won’t Take Charity” is available for pre-order. The book launch will be held at Robarta on 3rd September, details will be posted soon.
Pleased to be selected as a finalist in the Flanagan Art Prize, St. Patrick’s College, Ballarat, Victoria. The list of finalists can be viewed here.
Pleased to be selected as a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Bondi NSW with Platform 102 x 76 Mixed media on wooden panel.
Pleased to be selected as a finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery Paddington QLD
Finalist – Flanagan Art Prize, St. Patrick’s College, Ballarat, Victoria.
The full list of finalists can be viewed here:
Finalist – Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, 136 Latrobe Terrace Paddington, QLD.
Fifth place in the Painting and Other category and ninth place in the Overall Winning Artist’s category with Inner City Blues, 122 x 91cm.
Light Space and Time Online Gallery CityScapes competition, Florida, USA.
Finalist – Hornsby Art Prize, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby, NSW. – Subway 9 and The Rainbow, Fitzroy.
August 2014: Finalist – Flanagan Art Prize, St. Patrick’s College, Ballarat, Victoria.
Finalist – She Exhibition, Walker Street Gallery Dandenong, Victoria – She – Riff, 91 x 61cm, Mixed media on canvas
Highly Commended Award for Subway 9 at Grand Art Exhibition, Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham, Victoria
Finalist Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale, South Australia
Finalist – St. Michael’s Grammar Archangel Prize, St Kilda, Victoria
Milk Magazine cover competition finalist
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