Eleanor Zecchin

Eleanor Zecchin is a visual artist based in Adelaide, South Australia and is a lecturer at Adelaide College of the Arts.

"My paintings investigate the symbolic potency of objects which are used to narrate stories of past and present. Flora, studio and domestic matter are the key subjects through which my sense of place and belonging are explored. I play with authenticity and the invented, the banal and the embellished through the distortive properties of storytelling. Comparing and contrasting objects found in present everyday visual experiences to those from the past, I am conscious of attempting to locate myself and gain a sense of orientation and place".

Eleanor Zecchin

Artist Statement 2016-2017

Selected Exhibitions


Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, finalist with painting ‘between chaos and control’


No Particular Reason, GAGPROJECTS/ Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

Mad For, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

Third Space, Adelaide College of the Arts Staff Show, Light Square Gallery


New Work,Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide

Helpmann Academy Maestros and Apprentices, Adelaide Convention Centre

Loreto Spring Art Show, Loreto College

Small Scale Art Prize Gallery Exhibition, Leithbridge Gallery, Brisbane


Courage, Helpmann Academy and Common Ground, Santos

Bird, Red Poles

Loreto Spring Art Show, Loreto College


Riding Clouds, AP Bond Contemporary and Aboriginal Art –solo

New Work, The Intercontinental Hotel, Adelaide

Wild Things, Urban Cow Gallery, Adelaide

New Work, Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne

Loreto Spring Art Show, Loreto College

New Work, ETSA Foyer Gallery

Helpmann Academy Maestros and Apprentices, Adelaide Convention Centre

Summer Group Show, Max Dawn Gallery, Adelaide


Backyard Appraisal, Gallery 139, Adelaide

The Dog Show, Artroom 5, Adelaide

The Skull Show, Gallery 139, Adelaide

Scotch College Show, Scotch College, Adelaide


Noisy Eyes, Adelaide Centre for the Arts

Art West, The Bull and Bear, Adelaide

Noticed, Gallery 139, Adelaide

A4 Play, Higher Ground, Adelaide


New Work, Aldgate Café, Adelaide


Mt Barker TAFE ceramics show, Hahndorf Academy, Adelaide

New Work, Aldgate Café, Adelaide

2001 Mt Barker TAFE ceramics show, Stangate House, Adelaide

Awards, Grants and Prizes


Small Scale Art Prize, Leithbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Finalist


Helpmann Academy Project Grant, Backyard Appraisal

Scotch College Fine Art Show, Hanger’s Award

Hatched 09, preselection, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

South Australian School of Art Postgraduate Mentorship, partnered with Annette Bezor and Fiona Sherwin

Helpmann Academy Mentorship, partnered with Marise Maas


Helpmann Academy Project Grant, Noisy Eyes

Arts Industry Positions

2010- current Lecturer Visual Arts, Studio Head Painting, Adelaide College for the Arts

2009-2011 Sessional Visual Art Lecturer, University of South Australia

2010-2011 Mentor for Helpmann Academy/Common Ground Mentorship program

2008-2010 Reviewer for Artshub


Graduate Diploma in Education (Adult, Vocational and Workplace Training)

Masters in Visual Arts, Monash University

Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design Painting, Adelaide College for the Arts



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