Celia Gullett

Born in Canberra. Lives and works in Sydney.

Represented by Jan Murphy gallery, Brisbane .

Celia Gullett's latest work reflects an ongoing interest in surface and colour . In much the same way that the Dutch Masters worked, she builds up the surface of the painting through methodical layering, creating a luminosity from below the surface. She successfully partners colours, creating a dialogue between the physical and metaphysical properties of colour - one hue calling for the presence of another to complete the composition.

A life-long professional artist, Celia graduated from Sydney's COFA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. In the past 10 years she has been exhibited in seven major solo shows at two of Australia's most prestigious art galleries, Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney and Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide. She has been selected as a finalist in leading Australian art prizes including Mosman Art Prize, Fleurieu Water Prize and the Paddington Art Prize and has a depth of teaching experience in art and design. In 2005 she founded a painting school teaching historic techniques and principles of oil painting.

Celia is an artist with an extraordinary understanding of the medium and has an unrivalled ability to create works with a world-wide aesthetic appeal and intrinsic beauty.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Art Equity, Sydney

2013 Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2011 Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2010 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2007 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2005 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2003 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2002 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2013 Singapore Affordable Art Fair

2013 Vibratory Fields and Surfaces, University of Western Sydney, Margaret Whitlam Gallery  

2012 Mosman Art Prize finalist

2011 Mosman Art Prize finalist

011 Fleurie Water Prize finalist

2011 Autumn, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2010 Miscellanea, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2010 A Summer Survey, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2010 Paddington Art Prize finalist

2008 2 x 2 Group Exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2006 ‘The Colour of Music’, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide Festival

2002 Mosman Art Prize finalist

2001 Abstraction Exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

1997 Walking the Street, Newtown Arts Festival (winner), Sydney

1996  Amnesty International Fundraiser, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney


1997- 99 Charlie Sheard Studio School, Redfern

1982- 84 COFA, BA Fine Arts

1978- 79 East Sydney Technical College


2005-present Celia Gullett founded a painting school in Annandale where she teaches historic techniques and principles of oil painting.

2007 NAS Winter School

2007 COFA Painting lecturer

2000-01 Design Studies Teacher KVB Institute of Technology, North Sydney

2000 Assistant teacher, Charlie Sheard Studio School