Carly Le Cerf

Carly  Le Cerf


Select Solo Exhibitions

2016 Flight, Willoughby Park Winery & Boston Brewery, Denmark, Western Australia

2015 Moving Pictures, the Grocery Store Café, Mount Barker, Western Australia                                                                                  

2013 Farmscapes, Gilberts Winery & Café, Kendenup, Western Australia

2009 Country, Alkoomi Wines, Frankland River, Western Australia

2008 Monument, Gorepani Art Gallery, Albany, Western Australia

2008 Parkland, Old Butter Factory Galleries, Denmark, Western Australia

2007 Rapid Rural, Limeburners, the Great Southern Distilling Company, Albany, Western Australia                                                                             

Select Group Exhibitions

2016 The Art of Giving, Gallery43, New South Wales 

2015 ‘9x5’ fundraising Art Auction, Plantagenet Arts Centre, Mount Barker, Western Australia                                                                                  2014 Wax and Water, Gilberts Winery & Café, Kendenup, Western Australia

2013 Great Southern Artists, Western Australian Club, Western Australia

2008     Kojonup Biennial Exhibition of Local and Rural Artists, Saint Bernard’s Primary School, Kojonup, Western Australia

2008  ‘9x5” Exhibition, Old Butter Factory Galleries, Denmark, Western Australia

Award Exhibitions and Prizes

2015 Great Southern Art Award, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany Western Australia- Overall Winner

2015 Wanneroo Art Prize, Wanneroo Civic Centre, Western Australia

2015 Melville Art Prize, Melville Civic Centre, Western Australia- Highly Commended

2013 Rural Prize Winners Exhibition, Perth Royal Show, Western Australia

2013 Plantagenet Art Prize, Plantagenet District Hall, Mount Barker, Western Australia- Overall Winner

2010 Albany Centennial Art Prize, Albany Centennial Hall, Western Australia

2005 Cossack Art Award, Cossack Bond Store, Cossack, Western Australia

2005 Nameless Festival Art Award, Tom Price Community Hall, Western Australia

2000 Joondalup Art Award, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Joondalup, Western Australia



City of Albany Collection

Private Collections- UK, Germany, Australia




2000 Diploma of Education, Visual Arts (Secondary), Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

1999 Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts (Painting), Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

1997 Diploma of Interior Design, Central TAFE, Western Australia

1996 Advanced Certificate, Art & Design, Central TAFE, Western Australia


Education Appointments and Experience


2016 (Sem. 1)    Visual Arts Teacher-Contract, Great Southern Grammar, Albany Western Australia

2015               Lecturer, Encaustic Painting Workshop, Uncharted Art, Mount Lawley, Western Australia

2015                Lecturer, Encaustic Painting Workshop, Willoughby Park Winery, Denmark, Western Australia

2015                   Lecturer, Encaustic Painting Workshop, Seasonal Creative, Walpole, Western Australia

2015              After School Arts Lecturer, Mount Barker Community Resource Centre, Western Australia

2015              Lecturer, Beginners Adult Art Classes, Plantagenet Arts Centre, Mount Barker Western Australia   

2009      Lecturer, Adult Art Oil Painting Workshop, Frankland River, Western Australia 


2007-2015         Teacher, Cranbrook Primary School, Western Australia

2006                                                               Teacher, Kendenup Primary School, Western Australia 

2006 (Sem. 2)                                         Teacher, Mount Barker Primary School, Western Australia 

2006                     Lecturer, Adult Art Classes, Cranbrook Community Centre, Mount Barker Western       Australia   

2005                    Visual Arts Teacher, Tom Primary School, Western Australia

2001-2004         Visual Arts Teacher, Onslow Remote Community School, Western Australia     


I live in the Great Southern region of Western Australia with my husband and twin girls. Since moving to the region ten years ago I have been developing my painting process towards the encaustic works I produce today.

 My work explores the fragility of farmed landscapes and the delicate balance that exists between degradation and nurture. I am inspired by the way we sculpt our environment and replicate this in the making process. I use encaustic medium (refined beeswax, pigment and dammar resin) to layer, carve and scrape back until the landscape is formed and thoroughly expressed.

 I paint in aerial perspective, which enables me take in the landscape in its entirety and see the impact of human interaction. The changing colours and patterns are an endless source of inspiration. From a great height, the continuous belts of habitat that are gradually forming across agricultural landscapes can be seen.

Associated Exhibitions

Studio Treasures 6 - 21 July
A collection of small artworks by each Studio Artist
6 July - 21 July, 2019
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SAFE Charity Art Auction 6:30pm Sunday 21 January
An Art Auction raising money to secure permanent premises for Saving Animals From Euthanasia, held at The Studio Gallery and Bistro.
21 January - 21 January, 2018
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Bronwen Newbury - Janey Emery - Joanne Duffy - Sheila Benford - Eliza Piro - Dorothy Davies - Mel Brigg - Robyn Rankin - Peter Kendall - Carly Le Cerf - Kay Gibson - Tamara Sewoff
22 December, 2017 - 12 January, 2018
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1 December - 24 December, 2017
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Little Treasures
a showcase of Studio Artists 'Little Treasures'
27 August - 4 September, 2016
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