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.

JULY 2023

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:

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

A nationally recognised exhibition that celebrates diversity within the arts community. Now in its 16th year, the 9 by 5 Exhibition proves that small things can have a big impact.

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


MAY 2022

Big thanks to Stefan at the Gippy Times for the article!

March 2022

Big thanks to Geoff Hughes for having me as a guest on his Writer’s Show podcast!

My episode can be found here:

February 2022

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.

February 2022

Just under three weeks left to see the Linden Postcard Show 2021-22! Exhibition finishes on Sunday 27th February.

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.

Volume 2:

Volume 3:

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 

Flinders Street Wall Detail  – 40 x 30cm

June 2020

Orange + White Exhibition ~ Slipway Gallery – 480 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria   *Dates to be announced

March 2020

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.

February 2020

Current exhibition: City & Country – Solo exhibition at Meeniyan Art Gallery, 84 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan Victoria. 6th Feb – 30th March 2020

February 2020

Thanks to Sharon Brookes for the wonderful review of Blues Portrait in What’s My Scene magazine.

January 2020

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.

September 2019

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

November 2018

“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



September 2018

“China Bar” has been selected for the Toorak Village Art Walk. The exhibition will run from 15th October – 11th November 2018


September 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.

JUNE 2018

Our Three Palettes exhibition has been extended until July 20th!

Three Palettes ~ Bailey Masin and Roberts, City Library Gallery, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

JUNE 2018

Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening of Three Palettes!

June 2018

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.

May 2018

Artist spotlight! Lovely interview this morning on ABC Gippsland

MARCH 2018

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!

January 2018

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.


Thank you for all the likes on Instagram this year! #bestnine2017

Best Nine 2017


I have four pieces in the Linden Postcard Show this year, Linden New Art, Domain House, South Yarra. 12th Nov 2017 – 12th Jan 2018

October 2017

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.

July 2017

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.

August 2016

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.

July 2016

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.

JUNE 2016

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:

June 2015

Finalist – Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, 136 Latrobe Terrace Paddington, QLD.

APRIL 2015

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.


MARCH 2014

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


OCT/NOV 2013

Finalist Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale, South Australia



Finalist – St. Michael’s Grammar Archangel Prize, St Kilda, Victoria



Milk Magazine cover competition finalist

Milk Magazine cover competition – Finalist – November 2010

© Pauline Bailey