Prizes & Exhibitions


Prizes and Exhibitions

  • Drouin Ficifolia Festival Awards, 1997, 1998, and 2000 and Peoples Choice Award for 1998 and 2003.
  • Warragul Rotary Art Show, local artist 1997.
  • Drouin Ficifolia Festival, local artist 1999.
  • Best other medium at Hillview Art Show 2000 and 2001, and Peoples Choice 1999.
  • The Australian Flora and Fauna Award at Leongatha Art Show 2000, 2001, and  2002.
  • Highly Comended Award at St. Kevins College Art Show 2000 and 2004.
  • Bronze Medallion, Yakerboo Festival Art Show 2006.
  • Best Pastel/ Pencil Tarra Valley Art Show 2006.

Exhibitions Include:

  • Artistic Vision at West Gippsland Art Center 1998, with Leonard Long OAM, Bill Beavon and Chris Kandis. All of her paintings were sold in her first major exhibition.
  • Similar success at Artistic Awakenings 2000, again at W.G.A.C.
  • Solo Exhibition at the Courthouse in Warragul, October 2003. Sold 19 of the 31 paintings on opening night, leading to many more sales and commissions.
  • Numerous exhibitions with the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, of which she is a long term member.
  • Successful participation in Art Melbourne in 2009- 2010 as part of Gippsland Artists .com. in November 2008.

After several years running a demanding business,  I have  recently returned to full time painting, participating in :

  • Wild Art at the Old Post Office Gallery Seymour 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
  • The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2012, 2013, 2014.
  • ”Winged Things” Royal Botanic Gardens July 2012.
  • Solo Exhibition Saraghi Art Space, Cowes, Phillip Island Dec.2012 to Jan.2013.
  • Artist Of The Month, South Yarra Art House, March 2014.

Laurel has recently added to her list of prizes:

  • Best 2D Work in Show Tanjil Valley Art Show 2011.
  • The Vitalis Skuja $2000 Aquisition Award at Nowa Nowa Nudes 2011.
  • Portaiture Prize Trafalgar Art Show 2012.
  • 2nd. Best in Show Art Gippsland 2012 W.G.A.C.
  • Best in “Life” section Art Gippsland 2013.
  • Best in Show, Best in Oils & People’s choice Walhalla Art Show 2014

 In  2012  I was a selected finalist in three National Art Awards

  •  Norvil Landscape Prize.
  • aArc Yinnar National Drawing Prize.
  • Destination Daintree Art Prize.