|Exploring for inspiration
during the off season, in the early days of the gallery.
- Nadeen organised her own first Solo Exhibition,
Queensland Lounge and Gallery, McDonnell & East,
Brisbane, Qld. at age 18.
- Moved to Sydney, travelled overseas to explore different
cultures and their Arts and mounted two more Solo Exhibitions,
Crows Nest then Mosman, Sydney.
- 1985. Began studies at The Julian Ashton School
of Art, with Julian Richard Ashton her teacher and
mentor, for the next four years.
- 1989. By invitation, Nadeen mounted her next
Exhibition, The Bishop’s Lodge, Hay, NSW. … then departed
on a year of travelling around Australia solo. Camping,
painting and walking out in the bush. The rugged Kimberley
landscape became her main focus.
- 1991. A Solo Exhibition, McWhirters Galleries, Brisbane,
then Nadeen settled in the Kimberley. Seven years of
the arduous job of 4WD Tour Leader, being seasonal,
allowed her to learn about the country as she ‘lived
in the landscape’ for many months at a time. The rest
of the year was time to paint and exhibit. Another small
Solo Exhibition, Panorama Gallery, Manly, Sydney.
- 1992. At the end of the 4WD season Nadeen painted
her ‘small’ panorama ‘Beehives of the Bungle Bungle.’
(See panoramas page.) This was hung along with
Exhibition in The Ivanhoe Gallery Restaurant , Kununurra.
(newly established in the Quality Inn for the purpose
, courtesy of the entrepreneurial Russel Wilson.)
- 1994. A Solo Exhibition, The Redhill Gallery, Brisbane,
though by now the Kimberley was well and truly ‘home’
Art Studies 1987 ...to...
||the 4WD Tours ...to...
Teaching in the Kimberley
- 1995/96. Trips to Antarctica via icebreaker, provided
a different type of adventure, a contrasting palette,
exciting scenery and wildlife.
- 1997. A Solo Exhibition, ‘Contrasts’ , The Mary
Place Gallery , Paddington , Sydney was a remarkable
mix of The Kimberley and The Antarctic. A trip to see
the Art Galleries of New York, Washington and other
US centres. Established a small Art School in Kununurra.
- 1998. Founded DIVERSION GALLERY, (renamed
GALLERY 2005) in Kununurra, where she was Owner / Manager,
Principal Artist , Teacher and Mentor for the other
contributing artists…and held Continuing Exhibitions
of her own work.
- 2001. A full exhibition of work by Nadeen and former
student Kimberley Kohan, was driven across Australia
by road for a Duo Exhibition, Raw Power of the Kimberley,
- 2002. Another showing with Kimberley Kohan at a
Duo Exhibition , Raw Power of the Kimberley II, Gallows
- 2004. Nadeen signed up a ten year lease and moved
her business into the beautiful, large, purpose-built
premises, created by Peter Mulder, a Sydney businessman
and artist who often visited Kununurra.
|Creating a portrait of a local
Elder for the Archibald
||Painting the panorama
- 2006-2008. While still running the gallery, Nadeen created
her 16x2 metre oil on canvas, ‘Beyond the Beehives’. (See
Panoramas Page) This featured in a Grand Unveiling at her
Annual Art Appreciation Evening Exhibition, Kununurra.
- 2009. A large body of work, mostly organised by Kimberley
Kohan for Nadeen and the Lovell Gallery contributing artists
became A Mixed Exhibition Fremantle, Perth.
- 2013 The work load of the past 20 years, including mounting
a number of educational, Mixed Artists Environmental Exhibitions
squeezed in somehow, finally took its toll on Nadeen’s own
output. She finally, handed over to successors. (Artopia
Gallery & Picture Framing moved into the building and kept
on most of the artists). As planned, the gallery had become
a popular tourist destination. Nadeen also sat on the Board
of the Kununurra Visitors Centre for ten years, had a close
association with the West Australian Tourism bodies, the
local Chamber of Commerce and Skal Australia. Continuing
her gallery business as LOVELL GALLERY - ONLINE, as an interim
measure, new exhibitions were planned for locations further
- 2014. Once again joined by painter, Kimberley Kohan,
Nadeen mounted a Duo Exhibition, Degrees of Connection Tacit
Contemporary Art, Melbourne. This was followed by a large
showing including the ‘small’ panorama another Duo Exhibition,
Kimberley and Beyond, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
- 2015-2016 Nadeen and Kimberley, who resides in Perth,
found exhibiting together was half the work and twice the
fun, so once again joined forces in Broome. Kimberley visited
temporarily, to help with the Hanging / Opening and the
Closing, months later. The Duo Exhibition The Kimberley
and Beyond II. The Old Pearlers’ House, Broome, was followed
by Encore- Broome. Both the Broome exhibitions included
Nadeen’s 16m. panorama, Beyond the Beehives.
- 2017. Nadeen has gone to explore new pastures. Making
Adelaide her temporary base, she continues to paint her
beloved Kimberley even as she incorporates new subjects
for her next exhibition. A long awaited Big Wet in the Kimberley
will mean necessary forays north-west.
|Sweating it on a local hike above
||Introducing Di Morrissey at the
Kununurra Writer’s Festival
||Politicians and young locals visit