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2020             Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane 

2014              Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane 

2009             Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2004             Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2000             Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

1998              Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

1994              Noosa Fine Art Gallery, Qld



2022             IImportant Australian Paintings, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2022             Summer Exhibition, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2020             Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, (finalist), Bega Valley Regional Gallery, NSW 

2018              Divided Worlds: 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art,

                     Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

2018              Australian Women Artists, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2017              Creatures: Great And Small, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2016              Wildthing: Animals In Contemporary Australian Art, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

2016              Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize, (winner) Perc Tucker Regional  

                     Gallery, Townsville, Qld

2016              Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize touring exhibition throughout regional  


2016              The Landscape 1804-2015, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2013              The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize (finalist), SA Museum, Adelaide

2012              Animal/Human, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane

2010              NEW 2010 Selected Recent Acquisitions, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane

2008             Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

                     Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize, (winner), Brisbane

2004             Flesh, works from the Alex Mackay Collection of Erotic Art toured by Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

2003             People and Places, Redland Art Gallery, Qld

                     Central Queensland Art Purchase, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Qld

                     Sex and Sexuality, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

                     Heat, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

2001              Ready, set…GO!  Global Arts Link, Qld

                     Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, (finalist), Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld

2000             Skin Deep, Pataka Poiriroa Arts and Culture Centre, Wellington, New Zealand

                     Cooloola Shire Public Gallery, Qld Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

                     Sunshine Coast University Gallery, Qld

1998              Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, (finalist), Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld

                     Luscious, Cooloola Shire Public Gallery, Qld

1995              Direct Sun, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

1994              Breton’s Beach, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

1991               One, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Vic

                     10th Anniversary, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

                     The Surreal Mind, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

1989              Selected Survey, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld




2020                Amelia Winata, 'Preview - Lisa Adams'. Artist Profile issue 52 

2018              Louise Martin-Chew, ‘Lisa Adams’ Artist Profile issue 44

2018              Leigh Robb, ‘Lisa Adams’, Divided Worlds: 2018 Adelaide Biennial of

                     Australian Art catalogue essay

2017              Phil Brown, ‘Brilliant Creatures’, Brisbane News, Feb.

2014              Phil Brown, ‘Flights of Fantasy’, Canvas, The Courier Mail, Nov. 22

2014              Louise Martin-Chew, exhibition catalogue essay

2014              Cover Artwork, Dreams of Flight by Jena Woodhouse

2012              Louise Martin-Chew, ‘Lisa Adams and Her Mysterious Muse’

                     Australian Art Review, issue 33 May-June                    

2011              ‘Best & Brightest’, Q Weekend, The Courier Mail, Nov

                     Artwork, KE Emu Software calendar

2010              Artwork, Australian Women’s Book Review e-journal, Volume 22.1

2009             Lynne Seear, exhibition catalogue essay

2009             Louise Martin-Chew, ‘Artist has a brush with magic’ The Courier-Mail, Oct

                     Ingrid Periz, 'Lisa Adams: Outside In' Australian Art Collector, issue 48


2008             Francis E Parker, Contemporary Australia: Optimism, exhibition catalogue                   

2004             Painting ‘Maze’ featured in Bernard Fanning video for track ‘Songbird’

                     Alison Kubler, 'Lisa Adams-Paintings' exhibition catalogue, Oct.

                     Sandra McLean, ‘Different Destination’, The Courier-Mail, Oct.8

2003             Louise Martin-Chew, ‘The Artists’, Artlink, Volume 23 No 2

2002             Artwork, Douglas Heck and Burrell Calendar

2000             Louise Martin-Chew, ‘Obscured as much as revealed’, The Australian,

                     Aug. 11

1999              Rex Butler, ‘Lisa Adams-Paintings’ exhibition catalogue, July

1998              Sally Price, ‘Double Take’, Noosa Blue, Spring Edition

                     Lynne Seear, ‘Fantastical realism and the big questions-paintings

                     by Lisa Adams’ exhibition catalogue

1996              Cover image, Artworker, Spring Edition

1994              Renay Bone, ‘Generation X’, Noosa Blue, Summer Edition

                     Cover image, Boardwalk, Summer Edition

                     Francis Flynn, ‘The life dreams of painter Lisa Adams’ Boardwalk,          

                     Summer Edition




2016              Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize, (winner) Perc Tucker Regional  

                     Gallery, Townsville, Qld

2008             Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize, (winner)

2006             “RIPE” Art and Australia and ANZ Bank Contemporary Art Award  (finalist)

2001              Regional Arts Development Fund Project Grant




                     Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

                     Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art

                     Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Qld

                     University of Queensland Art Museum

                     QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

                     Tattersall's Club, Brisbane

                     Lord Jeffrey Archer Collection, London

                     Rockhampton Art Gallery, Qld

                     Noosa Council

                                                                                                                                                                                            © Lisa Bale 2023                                     

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