An Exhibition of ELTHAM College Alumni Artists from the Past Four Decades

Nerina Lascelles

Attended ELTHAM 1985 - 1988

Nerina Lascelles Portrait

After completing a degree in Visual Arts, Nerina undertook a Graduate Diploma in painting and has continued to exhibit in both Australia and internationally for over 20 years. Her paintings are part of private collections in Australia, Singapore, UK, America and Japan. Nerina has recently completed an artist's residency at Dunmoochin in Cottles Bridge and has since become a Director of the Dunmoochin Foundation established by Clifton Pugh in 1989.

Nerina's artistic practice combines the influences of the ancient artwork from the Orient, an understanding of Zen Buddhist philosophy, and the natural beauty of the Australian bush which surrounds her Panton Hill studio.

Her paintings consist of a pastiche of origami paper and fragments of kimonos along with gold and silver leaf, screen printed pattern, bitumen and encaustic wax. These materials combine to create a sensitive reverence towards commonly overlooked objects including branches of gum leaves, a bird in flight, flowering blossom or a flowing stream.

For Nerina, the highest aim of creating these works is to offer the viewer an invitation into the realm of beauty beyond form.

A butterfly flies only in the field of sunshine - Basho - Mixed media 1220 x 1220mm - Nerina Lascelles Artwork
43. A butterfly flies only in the field of sunshine - Basho - Mixed media 1220 x 1220mm $1,750
Chrysanthemum Collage - Mixed media 1220 x 1220mm - Nerina Lascelles Artwork
44. Chrysanthemum Collage - Mixed media 1220 x 1220mm $1,650
The Lillies The stems, just as they are The flowers, just as they are - Basho - Mixed media 750 x 1520mm - Nerina Lascelles Artwork
45. The Lillies The stems, just as they are The flowers, just as they are - Basho - Mixed media 750 x 1520mm $1,490