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Helen McCullagh

Petra Reece

Petra Reece is a professional artist who specialises mainly in oils, although has also worked with drawing and printmaking. Petra's work is realist with  concentration on light and shadow.

Influenced by Edward Hopper after having seen his exhibition many years ago. Petra has had numerous exhibitions and had her work purchases by both a regional gallery and the Nillumbik Council for a large painting of the 2009 bush fires.



Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery                                                 

Australian Print Workshop                                                 

The Nillumbik Shire


2019 Finalist Rick Amor self portrait prize

2018 Finalist, Calleen Art Award, Cowra N.S.W.

2017 Finalist, Georges River Art Prize, Hurstville

2017 Finalist, Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize

2016 Finalist, Len Fox Art Prize, Castlemaine

2016 Highly commended, Albany Art Prize

2015 Exhibition, 19 Karen Gallery, Queensland

2015 Finalist, ANZAC art prize

2014 Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life award, N.S.W.

2013 Exhibition, About Light, Catherine Asquith, Melbourne

2012 Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize

2012 Exhibition, En Plein Air, Eva Bruere Gallery Sydney

2011 Finalist, Eutick Memorial Art Award, Bega N.S.W

2011 Finalist, Len Fox Art Award, Castlemaine Gallery

2011 Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, South Australia

2011 Exhibition, Lustre, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne

2010 Exhibition, Bushfire Australia, TarraWarra Museum of Art

2010 New Works, Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney

2010 New Artists, Catherine Asquith gallery

2009 Festival 2009, Catherine Asquith Gallery

2009 Nude, (paintings from the figure) Ochre Gallery, Collingwood

2007 Winner, Nillumbik Art Prize, Eltham

2006 Exhibition, Chapman and Bailey gallery, Melbourne

2005 Finalist, 2nd Prize, James Farrell Award

2005 ‘Looking Inwards’ Salmon Galleries, Sydney

2005 ‘Salon de Montsalvat’ Montsalvat, Eltham

2004 ‘After the Love Story’  Eltham Wiregrass Gallery

2004  MLC Art exhibition

2002 Australian Print workshop, exhibition

2000 Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery, Acquisition Works

1999 Winner, James Farrell Self Portrait Award, Castlemaine

1997 ‘The Rembrandt Connection’ Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

1995 Highly Commended, Williamstown Drawing Prize

1995 Finalist, 2nd Prize, James Farrell Award

1993 Winner, James Farrell Self Portrait Award, Castlemaine


Supplied all artwork for the t.v. production of Little Oberon


Inside Out Magazine, May/June 2012 paintings featured in photographic                                                

Section,  ‘Artist In Residence’                                                 

The Age, 17th July 2010 Dan Rule                                                 

The Age, 7th August 2009, Gabriella Coslovich                                             

Art Nation, A.B.C. Television ‘Bushfire Australia’ Tarrawarra Museum of Art.

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