Prue Acton

Prue Acton (OBE), internationally renowned fashion designer, now practising as a professional artist and colourist.

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Art

After becoming an international success as a fashion designer in the 1960s and 70s, Prue returned to her love of painting in the 1980s. She shifted her focus from fashion to painting because she didn't want life to be all about making money and was becoming far more interested in painting. Prue found the art forms to be quite similar. She attended life drawing classes at Swinburne College, and studied painting with Clifton Pugh and Merv Moriarty.

After closing her business in the early 1990s, Prue now works as a professional artist. She has held 10 solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows.

Please visit the EXHIBITIONS page and the SHOP page to peruse and/or purchase Prue's artworks and fine art prints.

Group Exhibitions

1989

'Dunmoochin Artists' Dunmoochin, Hurstbridge, Victoria.

1989 & 1990

Summer Show at Dempsters Gallery, Victoria.

1990

Adelaide Group Show, 'Clif Pugh and Dunmoochin Artists'.

1994

Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria.

1999-2001

'We are Australians' Touring Exhibition – Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Internationally.

2002

'Australian Women Artists', Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Victoria.

Inaugral Exhibition, Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW.

2003

Gallery Paul, St. Kilda, Victoria.

2004

'Painting the Australian Landscape', Defiance Gallery, Newtown, NSW.

In and Out of the Garden Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW.

2005

Guest Artist Canberra Outdoor Art Show.

Painted Gum Leaves, Department of Botany, University of Melbourne - three auctions over a number of years.

2006

Wallagoot Lake, Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW.

2006-2008

Survey Exhibitions Solander Galleries, ACT.

Guest Artist St. Inaugural Art Exhibition St.Matthews Church Albury, Vic.

2008

Guest Artist, St. Matthews Church Albury, VIC.

Art Exhibition, Mary Meyer, Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW

Living Artists Celebrity Art Auction, Tathra, NSW.

2009

Seven Suns, Seven Moons, forty five downstairs, Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Two of a Mind, Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW.

Wild Forests Bodalla Gallery, Bodalla, NSW.

2010

Canberra and Beyond, Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Solo Exhibitions

1998

Metamorphoses, Denise Salvestro at Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

1999

Solander Gallery, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT.

2000

Gallerie Aniela, Kangaroo Valley, Shoalhaven, NSW.

2003

Raglan Regional Gallery, Cooma NSW.

2004

Light Colours Day, Lynne Wilton Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.

2009

A View of Light, Mary Meyer Gallery, Darllinghurst, NSW.

2011

Tea Party and other Mugs, Qdos Gallery, Lorne, VIC.

2012

The Beauty of Light, Hawthorn Gallery, VIC.

2015

Reflections of Beauty, Hawthorn Studio & Gallery.

2017

The Excitement of Colour – Recent Still Life, Benalla Regional Gallery, VIC.

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, VIC.

2020

Recent Works Gallery Bodalla, NSW.