Unfolding the Layers

Pam Wapole



Visual Artist    www.pamwalpole.com                


Born – Nhill, Victoria, Australia.           Diploma Commercial Illustration.   Diploma Fine Art            


The natural habit is the inspiration for my work – pared down and portrayed in a bold, vigorous style.

 I have focused on small sections of the bigger picture – reflections in a creek – cast shadows or a tidal flow.


Solo exhibitions

2016     Manly Gallery – ‘Reflections’

            2016     Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth –  ‘Moods and marks’

            2014     Lasting Impressions gallery, Kenilworth –  ‘Brushstrokes and barbed wire’

2012     Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth –  ‘Panoramas

             2011     Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth –  ‘Bungles and beyond’

            2009     Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth  –  ’Track, tides & territories’

            2006     Neo Gallery – Brisbane – ‘tracks and tides’

2005     Maria Perides Gallery – Newstead, Brisbane – ‘A walk thru spinifex’

2004     Manly Gallery – ‘Kakadu Kaleidoscope’

            2004     Cool Art Gallery – Coolum, Qld – ‘Landmarks’

            2003     Maria Perides Gallery – Newstead, Brisbane –‘Abandoned spaces’

            2002     Cool Art Gallery – Coolum Qld – ‘Desert Places’

            1999     Christina Mitchell Gallery, Milton, Brisbane– ‘Rhythm of life’

            1997     Baguette Gallery, Ascot, Brisbane – ‘Brisbane River’

             1989     Latrobe Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane –‘Underwater images.



            2018     Taste of Art – Noosa Regional gallery – 1st Prize 2D

2017     Taste of Art’ – Noosa Regional Gallery – 2nd Prize 2D

2015     Sunshine Coast – Local Art, Local content, 1st Prize Oil painting & Open Prize.

2014     Noosa Regional Gallery – ‘Taste of Art’ – Ist prize 2D

2011     Noosa Regional Gallery – ‘Show us your Art’- People’s choice Award

2010     Noosa Art Award- 1st Prize – oil, acrylic, mixed media painting

2006     Caloundra Art Festival – Open Prize

2005     Caloundra Art Festival – Open Prize & Drawing Prize

  •        2003     Caloundra Art Festival – 1st Prize Modern/Abstract painting

2003    Society of Sculptors – Environment Award – Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens    

2001    Work for the Blues’ Award – 1st Prize Acrylic or Oil painting                                                                  

2001    Pine Rivers Art Award – Open Prize

1999    QPAC  Society of Sculptors Exhibition- Ist Prize Open, & Best wood, Best bronze sculpture



 Corporate and Private commissions include Sunshine Coast University Public and Private Hospitals, Royal Brisbane Womens, Greenslopes Private Hospitals, Cairns International Airport, Hotels, resorts and many others.


Queensland Treasury; Brisbane City Council Civic Art Gallery; Moreton Bay & Esk Shire Councils;

Sunshine Coast Council, University of the Sunshine Coast; St George Bank Sydney, NSW;

 Bank of Qld; Caltex; Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, Brisbane; Dept Main Roads, Qld.

 Nillumbik Shire Council, Victoria Public & private collections locally, interstate &overseas.


2018/’19/’20   Selected to represent Australia – International Acquarello in Fabriano watercolour Exhibition, Italy

2008   Oral History – Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld

2007   Artist exchange program, Ulsan, South Korea.  2007  Selected exhibition Tabayashi, Japan

1994 & 1995 – President, Society of Sculptors, Queensland


Art Installations – A collaboration under Art ForARTsake,

2019 – SWELL sculpture festival, Currumbin – Sculpture on the edge, Maleny – Floating Land, Noosa

2018 – Mobiles for the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay,Tewantin –

2018 – HORIZON Festival ,USC Sippy Downs

2017 –  Horizon festival, Coolum –   Floating Land, Noosa.   –   Woodfordia,.

2017  – Sculpture on the Edge, Maleny

2015/2016 – Noosa long Weekend festivals      ……..Numerous pop-up works throughout the Sunshine Coast