• Solo Exhibitions

2016 HABITAT: Not Black and White, Yering Station Gallery, Yarra Glen, VIC
WOODEN IT BE LOVELY: Towards Community Well-being, Chapel on Station, Box Hill, VIC


2013 A DIFFICULT DINNER PARTY, Nan Giese Gallery, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT; THE IDEA OF NORTH, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT; NOT BLACK AND WHITE:

Flossie Peitsch, Ferguson Gallery, Concordia University, Chicago, USA; E IS FOR EXPRESSION.,ANU Foyer Gallery, ACT;

2012 SIGHTING SILENCE, SOUNDING IMAGE: Music/Visual Art Collaboration at Bundanon Residency, NSW; Melbourne, Sydney

PRAYER POCKET PLACE, Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra, ACT

2011 SLEEVES & SHEETS, SOCKS & POCKETS, Wollongong City Gallery, NSW

BED, BREAKFAST and BELIEF, Nowra Regional Gallery, NSW

NOT MISSIN’ THE NISSEN, VIVA La Gong Festival, Wollongong, NSW

2010 BED, BREAKFAST and BELIEF, Victorian Touring Exhibition; Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery; Central Goldfields Art Gallery; Wangaratta Regional Art Gallery; La Trobe Art Gallery in

Bendigo; Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery; ACU Gallery - CBD Melbourne; M16, Canberra, ACT

enterartandsoul, Touring DVD exhibition - Chicago, New York, Los Angeles

2009 ALL THINGS TEMPORARY, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

You Are Here to Make, Performance Art, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

ONCE APRON A TIME, University of Wollongong, Long Gallery, NSW

2009-10 THE IMMORTAL NOW Victorian Touring Exhibition, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Wangaratta Regional Art Gallery, La Trobe Art Gallery in Bendigo, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery

enterartandsoul, Touring DVD exhibition - Chicago, New York, Los Angeles

2008 THE IMMORTAL NOW, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, VIC


2007 Wo kommen Sie her? Performance Art, Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany

2006 THE IMMORTAL NOW, Span Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

2005 HOMEMADE, Australian Catholic University. Sydney, NSW

HOMEMADE, Mildura Cultural Arts Centre, Mildura, VIC

2003 “EIGHTPLUS”, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC

2002 “EIGHTPLUS”, Gabriel Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

“EIGHT”, Span Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

2000 “Table Eight on the Floor”; Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne, VIC

1999 “Horizons”; Cato Conference Centre, Melbourne VIC

1997 “Horizons”; St Johns Southgate, Melbourne VIC

1995 “Your Family and Mine”; St Peters Gallery, Manhattan, New York City,


    1. Public, Private and Institutional Galleries in Australia, Canada and USA: Touring Exhibition to Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Sydney, Perth, Chicago. St Louis, Detroit, Atlanta, Toronto, New York, Seattle



  • Group Exhibitions


2016       Finalist, Palmer Biennial, Palmer, SA.

Finalist, Heyson Sculpture Biennial, Adelaide, SA.

2015       Invited Exhibitor, Caught in the Moment, CTM, Melbourne, VIC

Spiritus et Locus: Pax et Bellum, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015,


Finalist, Sculpture Forbes 2015, Forbes  NSW

Finalist, Living Waters Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC

Finalist, Yerring Station Sculpture Exhibition, MEL, VIC

Finalist, Sculpture in the Glen, Warringah, NSW

Finalist, Sculpture by the Sea, Inside, Aarhus, Denmark

Invited exhibitor, North Sydney Art Prize, Sydney, NSW

2013 Finalist, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark

Finalist, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, Australia

The Artist as Hunter and Gatherer, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Sculpture on the Greens, NSW, Australia

2012 Unfolding, Nan Tien Temple, NSW

Award Winner - Sculpture in the Vineyards, NSW

I AM, Box Hill, VIC

PETITE Miniature Textiles, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, VIC

Recent Acquisitions, Wangaratta, VIC

Rob McNamara Art Exhibition, MEL, VIC

Finalist, Sculpture on the Shore, Thirroul, NSW

Invited Exhibitor, MATERIAL WORLD, ANCA, Canberra, ACT

Entrant, Sulman Art Prize, AGNSW

PETITE, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta, VI

RECENT ACQUISITIONS, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta, VIC

2011 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Art Prize, Wangaratta, VIC

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize and Touring Exhibition, Shellharbour Art Gallery, Nowra, and Lady Denman Museum, Huskisson NSW, Sydney

2010 PETITE, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2009 BEGINNING, MIDDLE, END, Australian National University Gallery, Canberra, ACT

2008- DIFFERENCE - SOURCE FOR GROWTH, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park, VIC

CHISHOLM’S HOMES, Caroline Chisholm Centre, Canberra, ACT


John Garratt Spiritual Art Award, Melbourne, VIC

Kodak Salon 2008, Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne

2007 McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2007

Montalto Outdoor Sculpture Prize, Montalto Wineries, Red Hill South, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

2007-08 Strikk7 – Naughty Knitting, Bergen, Oslo, Arendal, Norway

2007 Aquisitive Artist’s Book Award 2007, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW

Crossroads Exhibition – Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Toyota Corporate Headquarters, Port Melbourne

indoor/outdoor sculpture exhibition 2007 - Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Toyota Corporate Headquarters, Port Melbourne

McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2007, Mornington Peninsula

Kodak Salon 2007, Photographic Survey - Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

Pix Ars Electronica – Interactive Art, Digital Music and Hybrid Art 2007

Melbourne International Filmfestival

Redeemer Foundation Art Award, Brisbane, Queensland

- Creative Arts Festival, Box Hill, VIC

2006 Chisholm’s Homes, Adelaide, SA

2005 Chisholm’s Homes, Melbourne, VIC

2004 Blake Prize and Travelling Exhibition, Sydney NSW

Needham Religious Art Prize. Mt Gambier, S.A.

Wyndham City Contemporary Art Prize, VIC

2003 ‘Alchemies’, Curtin University, Perth W.A.

2001 “Work: cut, paste, create, burn”, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Mel VIC

2000 “Decade”; Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC

1999 “Evidence”; Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC




  • Bibliography


IAVA Yearbook 2011

Published Catalogue Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Exhibition, 2011

Illawarra Mercury Gender on Agenda, Socks Tell a Story, 2011

Illawarra Mercury Out and About, 2009

Claude Ullin The Arts and Local Government, Arts in the City, 2006-07

Alison Barclay Herald Sun, 2006

Jane Canaway Get away for dream time, 2006

Briar Sinclair Art and Soul in Sculptor’s Latest Project, 2006

Christine De Kock Following in Caroline’s footsteps, 2005

Claire Boyd-McCrae Art From on High, The Age, 2005

Clare Boyd-Macrae Art From on High, 2004

Morna Sturrock Gesher, 2004

Cresside Collette Embroidery, London, UK, 2003

Cresside Collette Textile Fibre Forum, 2003

Alison Barclay Herald Sun, 2003

Melanie Dove The Age, 2002

Alison Barclay Herald Sun, 2002

Copia Setting the American Table, 2002

Greer Honeywill International Tapestry Journal, 2000

Greer Honeywill Textile Fibre Forum, 2000

Alison Barclay Herald Sun, 2000

Frederick Ted Castle New York Art Critic, 1995

Art in Australia March 1992

Max Germaine Women Artists in Australia, 1991

Max Germaine Artists and Galleries of Australia, 1991

Jean Campbell Australian Watercolour Painters, 1989, Craftsman House




  • Commissions


2009 Lifetime Triptych – private tapestry commission

2008 JOURNEY, Community Mural, MacKillop Family Services, Footscray, VIC

2006 WAYSIDE, Williamstown Public Art Project

2005 Ecclesiastical Stole; Lutheran Church of Australia

2004 A Splace For Me, Altona Meadows Public Art Mural, VIC

SCADE Project, 3 School Murals, VIC

Installation, Lutheran Church of Australia, President’s Office

2002 Altona Mural, Hobsons Bay City Council, Melbourne, VIC

2001 Federation Mural; Holy Eucharist Catholic Primary School, Melbourne, VIC

1997 Ecclesiastical Chasubles; Lutheran Church of Australia

1995 'Discovery' Stainless steel outdoor sculpture, Novar Gardens, SA

1995 “Through the Mill”; Onkaparinga Woollen Mills, SA



  • Collections


2011 Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta, VIC

2010 Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, VIC

2008 Victoria University, Melbourne

Adelaide Women’s and Children's Hospital Collection, Adelaide, SA

Caroline Chisholm Center, National Centrelink Headquarters, Canberra

2007- Artist’s Book, Monash University

2007- Artist’s Book, Victoria University

Hobson’s Bay City Council Collection

2004, 2007 Lutheran Church of Australia

2004 Lutheran Church of Canada

1997 South Australian Maritime Museum, Adelaide, SA

1996 Lutheran Church of Canada, Art Acquisition, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Luther College, Toowoomba, Queensland

1995 Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 1994 'Boatload of Dreams', Lobethal, SA

University of Adelaide Art Collection, Adelaide, SA

'Through the Mill' Fifty paintings and thirty artworks depicting the Lobethal Woollen Mill, purchased in its entirety by the Lobethal Economic Development Group for permanent exhibition in the Lobethal Visual Arts Centre. Lobethal, SA

1992 Lutheran Church of Australia, Art Acquisition Award, Adelaide, SA

1988 City of Brighton Collection, Brighton, SA

City of Elizabeth Collection, Elizabeth, SA

Adelaide Children's Hospital Collection, Adelaide, SA

1989 Lutheran Church of Australia, Art Acquisition Award, Adelaide, SA

1987 Woods & Bagot Architects (NT) Pty. Ltd., Darwin, NT

1986 Concordia University Art Collection, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1984 Hamilton Regional Art Gallery, 2 Paintings, Hamilton, VIC

1981 Adelaide University, AMP Society Collection, Adelaide, SA

Wilfrid Laurier University Art Collection, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Bernard Davis Collection, 19 Paintings, Toronto, Ontario, Canada





  • Publications


Flossie Peitsch THE IMMORTAL NOW, VDM VERLAG, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2008

Common Ground Pub The Journal of Arts in Society, 2008

Strong, Marian The Journal of Art Education Victoria, 2008

Flossie Peitsch Art and Soul Flossie Peitsch, Macmillan Art Publishers, 2006

Elaine Martin and Judith Booth (eds) ART-BASED research: a proper thesis? 2006

Janet De Boer (ed) The Left Sock: A Research Journey, TAFTA, 2006

Clare Schulz (ed) Jubilee Grapevine, Perth, 2006

Flossie Peitsch Chisholm’s Homes website, 2006

Glenn Pass (ed) Alchemies: Community exchanges, 2004

Jesse Broadhurst (ed) Offset Press, 2004

Ian Whitehall (ed) A quivering of Arrows, 2003

Flossie Peitsch Eight: A Studio Investigation of the Family, 2002

Flossie Peitsch Your Family and Mine, 1995





  • Education


2008 Demystifying the Thesis for Supervisors, Victoria University, Melbourne

Staff Induction workshop for teaching at tertiary level, HD for paper and presentation

Feminism for Supervisors, Victoria University, Melbourne

2007 PhD completed, marked as ‘outstanding to excellent’ by three (3) reviewers, minor typographical changes only.

Recipient of Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development’s ‘Outstanding Final Year Research Student’ for School of Education, Victoria University

2003-06 Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship

2003 PhD candidate, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC,

2002 Master of Fine Arts, Monash University, Faculty of Art and Design, Mel, VIC,

1999 Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons), Monash University, Faculty of Art and Design,

Melbourne, VIC, Degree

1983 Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of the Arts

1974 Bachelor of Arts, Concordia University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Teaching Degree for Primary and Secondary schools

1974 - 2008 Registered teacher, Primary and Secondary Education in South Australia




  • Experiences


2009 Visual Arts Self-Directed Creative Winter Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Art Research in Shanghai, for themed writing of article for Art Monthly, February

2008 Get into Art Day, lecturer, statewide art activities, Victorian State government, Ararat, VIC

Session Presentations (2), Australian Conference of Lutheran Education III, Melbourne, VIC

Artist-in-Residence, community mural, Mackillop Family Services, Footscray

Curator and Judge, John Garratt Spiritual Art Award, Melbourne, VIC

Director of ‘Caroline Chisholm Enthusiasts Workshop’, one day multi-disciplinary national symposium, VU, plus other project outcomes, Melbourne, November

Special Presenter: Lutheran Education Convocation and International Educator’s Conference, Minneapolis, USA

Sessional Lecturer, School of Education, Victoria University; Taught ‘Making Conditions for Learning’, ‘Imagination, Creativity and Design’, ‘Collaborating for Access and Success’ and ‘Pedagogy for Inclusion in 2007; Taught ‘Imagination, Creativity and Design’ to fourth year Education students in 2008; Sessional lecturer in Computer Mediated Art, teaching Drawing and Painting.

Short listed Applicant, Monash University, Drawing and Painting Lecturer positions

1989-2008 FLO-ART Director: For Communities creating Fine Art, professionally facilitating community and public art

2007-2008 Art Lecturer, Lutheran School of Theology, Victoria

2007- Extended Presentation and referred paper with Prof Maureen Ryan, International Conference on the Arts in Society, Kassel, Germany

Invited Speaker, McClelland Sculpture Survey Forum ‘Art as a Mirror of Now’

Sessional Lecturer, School of Education, Victoria University

Short listed Applicant, Monash University, Drawing and Painting Lecturer positions

Interviewed Applicant for Lecturer position for Victoria University

1998-2007 Children’s art tutor Footscray Community Art Centre

2006 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Monash University, Melbourne

Initiator and Coordinator, ART AND SOUL FORUM, Span Galleries, Melbourne, Sponsored by Victoria University

Director and Designer for WAYSIDE project, Bayside City College, Wiliamstown sponsored by Delfin, The Living Museum of the West, Melbourne and the Migration Museum, Adelaide,

1998 -2006 Adult art tutor, Hunt Club, Deer Park, Community Art Centre

Curator, FLO-ART exhibition, Footscray Community Arts Centre

Lecture, Luther Seminary, Adelaide

2005 Seminar Lecturer, Home Economics Institute of Australia, NSW

‘Art and Commemoration’, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

Director and Designer CHISHOLM’S HOMES’ community art project involving 700 participants for 2D/3D/digital/audio art production, interstate tour in 2006; Website found at http://exhibitions.flossiepeitsch.com/chisholms_homes/images.html

Opener, Warrnambool Easter Art Festival

2004-5 Elected Postgraduate Rep for Faculty of Research and Graduate Studies Committee, VU

Peer Support Group Management, Victoria University

2004 Director and Designer for Altona Meadows Public Art Mural, VIC, A SPLACE FOR ME, sponsored by Noordenne Building Contractor and Hobson’s bay City Council

Artist-in–Residence, SCADE Project, 3 School Murals, VIC

Travelled Italy and Canada for PhD research

Initiator and Coordinator, Symposium for VU ‘I, We They, It’: Finding Voice in Creative Research

Elective Presentations, Australian Conference for Lutheran Education II, Adelaide

Elective Presentations, LCA National Worship Conference, Brisbane, Qld

Recipient of Secombe Travel Fund Grant, Victoria University

2003 Project Coordinator, Art Forum, NGV National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter

Centre, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC

Sessional Lecturer at Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, VIC

Panel Presentation, ‘Alchemies’, Curtin University, Perth, WA

Session Presentation, ‘Word and Image’, Sydney, NSW

1995 - 2005 Extensive travel overseas in Europe, USA and Canada for art research

1994 Project Manager for “Boatload of Dreams”, public art project, Multi-media community art portraying journey of WW2 displaced persons, sponsored by United Trades and Labour Council of SA

1992-99 Holden Village, Seattle, Washington, USA; United Trades and Labour Council of SA; SA Country Artists Trust, Lobethal SA; Country Area School’s Development Program SA Government, Lobethal. Project Grants: SA Country Artist’s Trust Grant, Loxton, SA; SA Country Schools ; Extension Program Grant, Waikerie, SA; Foundation SA Grant, Adelaide; Central Regional Cultural Authority, Loxton, SA; Foundation SA, Adelaide.