Angela Abbott

TITLES:                 Artist-In- Residence, Teacher at Montsalvat
Member of MSWPS ; Fellow, Victorian Artists’ Society; Chelsea Arts Club, London

Artist Statement

Angela was born in Melbourne. After graduating in Early Childhood Studies, she attended art studies in drawing, under Ian Armstrong at N.G.V. and oil painting with Shirley Bourne OAM, at Malvern Artists’ Society.

Angela first taught oil painting for adults, at the Yarra Valley Grammar School, Ringwood and continued to combine the roles of Kindergarten Director in Melbourne and Alice Springs, enjoying the creative opportunities provided.

In 1984, Angela was awarded the Alice Bale Art Traveling Scholarship and was based in London for a year, attending study tours in history of fine art in Art Galleries and Museums in Europe.

Angela is increasingly working in a favorite medium of reed pen and ink as an alternative medium to oil paint, as she finds this sympathetic and appropriate in her travels to various regions of discovery in Japan over the past six years.

She delights in the incidental and informal subject-matter to be quickly observed, selected and recorded, there and then, and in any location! In 2018, Angela will teach on a residential group painting stay in Tuscany, Italy.

Solo Exhibitions

2016    For the Beauty of the Earth –  Kinross Arts and Spirituality Centre, Toorak
2003    Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Woollahra, Sydney
2007    Adam Galleries, Melbourne
2004    Adam Galleries, Melbourne
2000    Adam Galleries, Melbourne
1998    Noel Stott Fine Art, Melbourne
1993    Noel Stott Fine Art, Melbourne
1989    Ararat Regional Art Gallery
1989    Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries, East Melbourne
1988    Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries, East Melbourne
1985    Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries, East Melbourne
1981    Malvern Fine Art Gallery
1976    Russell Davis Gallery, Armadale
1974    Rosalind Humphreys Gallery, Armadale

Group Exhibitions

2017    Here and Now, Steps Gallery, Carlton
2014    Four Seasons. Steps Gallery, Carlton
2013    Progressions. Joint Exhibition with Margaret Cowling. Steps Gallery, Carlton.
1984 – Annual Exhibitions of the MSWPS; seasonal exhibitions of the Victorian Artists’ Society, Residents’ exhibitions, Montsalvat.
1972-1977  Annual exhibitions with the Seven Painters in Melbourne and Adelaide.


Permanent Artist in Residence, Montsalvat Arts Centre, Eltham


Current. Informal Teaching, Montsalvat Arts Centre. Eltham
1996- 2010   Malvern Artists’ Society
1986- 1995   Victorian Artists’ Society
1972-3  Yarra Valley School, Ringwood


Doncaster-Templestowe Municipal; RACV: University of Melbourne and others in Australia and overseas.