Armstrong, Coralie


[Coralie Armstrong 1945-2017 was an artist, conservationist and volunteer palaeontologist at the South Australian Museum. Coralie painted the Australian landscape and wildlife as well as the portraits she exhibited with PAA. The photo at the bottom of this page was taken at our last exhibition in Melbourne 2014 ]



“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.”

AWARDS in regional shows in Australia

Condobolin 1972, 1973, 1975

Wellington 1976

Dubbo 1983, NSW

Alice Springs, NT 

Campbelltown 1988

Tea Tree Gully 1984, 1986, 1988,

Murray Bridge 1992, 1995, 2000,

Lobethal 1992, 1994, Balaklava 2000 (miniature)

Clare SA 2003

The Princes Fine Art Exhibition 1996. Winner of  Princes Fine Art Award with the painting ‘Tanunda’.

“Rocks”, a watercolour painting, was acquired by Broken Hill City Art Gallery in 1993.


1973 – finalist – Wynne Prize – painting of the Bogan River
1974 – finalist Portia Geach – a portrait of Judge Frank McGrath
1987 – finalist the Doug Moran Portrait competition – the portrait of Lofty Ward awarded “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 (group),
The Place on Unley 2002
Scarlatties Cellar Door Gallery, Clare Valley 2003


A member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 1973;  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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