Armstrong, Coralie


“I was born in 1945 in central western NSW. I studied science at the University of Sydney, and then I attended evening classes at the Royal Art Society of NSW in 1966, 1967, 1970 with Allan Hanson and Fred Bates. I was a scholarship student in 1967 which included landscape watercolour classes with G. K. Townshend. I attended evening art classes in London in 1968 and 1969 with Raymond Coxon, and landscape classes with Fred Bates in Sydney from 1970 to 1980. I moved to Adelaide in 1981 and attended tutorials in painting with Bruce Vinall in 1981 – 86 and with Robert Hannaford in 1984.”


My paintings were shown in various country exhibitions and awarded prizes at Condobolin 1972, 1973, 1975; Wellington 1976,and Dubbo 1983, NSW, Alice Springs, NT; also Campbelltown 1988, Tea Tree Gully 1984, 1986, 1988, Murray Bridge 1992, 1995, 2000, Lobethal 1992, 1994, Balaklava 2000 (miniature),and Clare 2003, in SA. My painting of Tanunda won the Princes Fine Art Award in the 1996 Princes Fine Art Exhibition. “Rocks”, a watercolour painting was acquired by Broken Hill City Art Gallery in 1993.


1973 – finalist – Wynne Prize – my painting of the Bogan River
1974 – finalist Portia Geach – my portrait of Judge Frank McGrath
1987 – finalist the Doug Moran Portrait competition – my portrait of Lofty Ward received “Commended”



The Royal Art Society (NSW) 1972;
Holdsworth 1976;
Lithgow Valley Pottery 1977;
Lombard (Adelaide) 1985;
Royal Art Society (NSW) 1990;
Royal SA Society of Arts Gallery 1995;
John Dunn Gallery, Bridgewater 1996 and 1998;
Albert Street Gallery, Mittagong (NSW) 1997 and 2000,
Greenhill Gallery 2001 and 2003 (shared),
The Place on Unley 2002,
Scarlatties Cellar Door Gallery, Clare Valley 2003.


I have been a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 1973; I am a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW; and a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.


“Best of Watercolour – Painting Light and Shadow”, selected by Betty Lou Schlemm, edited by Sara M Doherty; Quarry Books, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1997.
“Australian Watercolour Institute 75th Anniversary 1923 – 1998”, published by the Beagle Press for the Australian Watercolour Institute, p 26, 27.
Australian Artist Magazine’s Watercolour Annual 1998, p 11.
Australian Artist 178 April 1999, p 18
Australian Artist 180 June 1999, p 88 – 93.


Coralie Armstrong -  PAA exhibition 2014

Coralie Armstrong – PAA exhibition 2014

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