Janet Leith

Artist CV

2019                CEO Director Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta

                         Exhibitions Coordinator, North East Artisans, Benalla, VIC

                         Workshop Presenter@ Benalla Art Gallery

2013 –2019   Senior Studio Art Teacher - Galen Catholic College, Wangaratta, VIC

                         Adult Art Tutor – The Blue Studio evening art classes 

2013                Teacher Art History - University of the Third Age (U3A), Wangaratta 

1995 - 2010    Art & Studio Arts Teacher - Galen Catholic College; Art Department Head                           2002-2010; Europe Art Tour Leader VCE 2006, 2008 & 2010
1983 - 1988    Art Teacher - Catholic Regional College, North Keilor

1982                Undergraduate professional experience NGV, Education Department

1978 - 1982    BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (Art and Crafts), Melbourne State College                             (Melbourne University), Oil Painting major


Solo Exhibitions


2013                Solo Exhibition ‘La Femme’ Wyreena Community Arts Centre, Melbourne 

2011                Solo Exhibition – Atelier d’Art Gallery Space, Wangaratta, VIC

2007                Solo Exhibition St. Leonard’s Winery, Wahgunyah, VIC


Group Exhibitions & Highlights


2019               WINNER People’s Choice ‘In Your Face’ Portrait Exhibition, NEA, Benalla

                        Hidden Faces Victorian Salon des Refuses 2019, PanPacific South Wharf

                        FINALIST ‘In Your Face’ Portrait Prize 2019, NEA Benalla             

                        King Valley Art Show

                        Group Exhibition - Across Cultures, Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta

                        Group Exhibition – The Tuesday Girls, Wangaratta Information Centre

2018               WINNER People’s Choice ‘ Our Backyard Exhibition’, NEA, Benalla

                        Wisdom & Experience Exhibition, NEA, Benalla

                        HIGHLY COMMENDED ‘Tastes of Art Rutherglen’ Art Show, Rutherglen

                        GANEAA Exhibition ‘It’s in the Bag’, Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta

                        King Valley Art Show, VIC

                        GANEAA Exhibition ‘EncyclopediART’, Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta

2017               Hidden Faces Victorian Salon des Refuses 2017, PanPacific SouthWharf 

                        WINNER OIL PAINTING Acquisitive Award, King Valley Art Show, Victoria

                        Tatong Art Show

                        Group Exhibition – In Your Face, NEA Benalla

                        GANEAA Exhibition ‘Always was, Always will be Bpangerang Country,                                  Wangaratta

2016               Trinity Anglican College Art Exhibition, Albury

                        Group Exhibition - Inking the FlyLeaf, Bainz Gallery, VIC

                        King Valley Art Show, VIC
2015               FINALIST 2015 Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney, NSW

                        GANEAA Exhibition ‘Art Dreaming’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC 

                        King Valley Art Show, VIC

                        Rotary Art Show Wangaratta, VIC 

2014               FINALIST Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award, Wodonga

                        Hidden Faces of the Archibald 2014 Salon des Refuses 2014, Hilton                                  South Wharf, VIC

                        ‘Highly Commended’  King Valley Art Show 2014 

                        ‘People’s Choice’,  Yackandah Salon des Refuses Benalla Nude 2014

                        GANEAA Exhibition ‘Change’, Bainz Gallery Wangaratta

                        Group exhibition ‘Schools Out’, Atelier d”Art Gallery Space, Wangaratta, VIC

                        St. Bernard’s Art Show, Wangaratta, VIC 

2013               FIRST PRIZE WINNER  St.Bernard’s Art Show 2013 Wangaratta, VIC

                        King Valley Art Show, VIC

                         Across the Arts Exhibition, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2012               King Valley Art Show, VIC

2011               Rotary Art Show, Wangaratta, VIC

                        GANEAA Exhibition ’Creating our Tomorrow’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC


Public Commissions & Collections


NorthEast Health Wangaratta, Maternity Ward – 4 panels          

Hargraves Secured Investments, Yarrawonga

Private Collections in Australia - Sales & Commissions 



Professional Development


2018                ART JUDGE St. Bernard’s Art Show, Wangaratta, VIC

                         Event Organiser PAINT PRESTO -3 day Event/Plein Air painting &         
                         Exhibition, Wangaratta Jazz Festival 

2017                ART STUDY TOUR ARTIST TUTOR – Painting Workshop Villa Le Reve,                             Vence, FRANCE

                         Event Organiser PAINT PRESTO -3 day Event/Plein Air painting &                                           Exhibition, Wangaratta Jazz Festival                  

2016                Event Organiser PAINT PRESTO -3 day Event/Plein Air painting &                                         Exhibition, Wangaratta Jazz Festival

                         ART JUDGE 152nd Annual Wangaratta Show

2015                ART STUDY TOUR ARTIST TUTOR - Cumbria Landscape Workshop, Red                           How Manor, Cumbria UK

                         Art Education Victoria (AEV) Conference - Workshop Presenter Oil                                       Painting                     

                         ART JUDGE 151st Annual Wangaratta Show

2014                ART JUDGE 150th Annual Wangaratta Show

2013                Art Education Victoria (AEV) Conference - Workshop Presenter Oil                                       Painting

                         ART JUDGE 149th Annual Wangaratta Show 

2009 - 2011    Life Drawing classes Atelier Elezivir, Paris  - French artist Marianne                                   Guillou

2011 Feb/Mar ASSISTANT to Master Spanish artist J.C.Villalonga, Barcelona studio                              – tempera & printmaking 

2010                Delegate ISEA, South East Asia Pacific Regional Congress, Melbourne                                 Australia

2009                Private artist Residence Paris, France – 6 months

                          Oil Painting Workshop Matisse’s Villa, Vence, France with Danish artist                           Robert MacLean, Work Experience with Zandra Rhodes, London –                                      Assistant-screen printing & design


Professional Memberships


National Gallery of Victoria 

Victorian Institute of Teaching 

North East Artisans Benalla

Goulburn & North East Arts Alliance



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