Events and Exhibitions

Significant Other

Significant Other, an extensive collection of art works that explore the creative partnership of artist Anita Laurence and master printmaker Bill Young that has spanned more than three decades. The exhibition opens at Wodonga’s Hyphen Artspace Gallery on the 3rd September and is on till the 6th November.

The Streets of Your Town

I am heading to Mildura in April to host linocut workshops for the community with Mildura City and Cultivator Inc

Streets of Your Town looks at the unique streets and laneways, buildings, and landscapes, that represent Mildura. Whether it’s the iconic and picturesque Riverfront, the busy hustle and bustle of Deakin Avenue, the water tower, or even the street you call home, come, and celebrate the beautiful region we all call home.

After the linocuts have been carved, inked, and printed, the aim is to bring together everyone’s idea of what ‘The Streets of Your Town’ means to them creating a larger work that represents all the ideas, people, places, and feelings of what makes Mildura home.

Location: Cultivator Studio, 76 Langtree Mall (btwn Jeanswest and Bras’n’Things)
Dates: April Friday 29th, Saturday 30th Sunday 1stMay
Cost: $10
Booking: register at TryBooking
Requirements: Open to 12+ children and adults. No prior experience required.
Limit: 20 people per group


CONVERGENCE an exhibition showcasing a varied and diverse range of artworks by artists residing in the Rural City of Wangaratta.
23rd, 24th, 30th April & 1st May 12-5pm at King River Brewing

Michael Ashby, Robyn Barrow, Marc Bongers, Nicky Bridges, Frank Burgers, Janet Campbell, Carmel Corrigan, Rachael Croucher, Linda D’Agostino, Helen Hill, Ronan Holdsworth, Benjamin Jenkins, Nola Jones, Anita Laurence, Janet Leith, Sian Lim, Keyna Masin, Sarah Milford, Beth Miller, Anthea Mitchell, Joelene Mitchell, Maegan Oberhardt, Kay O’Kane, Jen Pollard, Joanne Radnor, Fleur Rendell, Catherine Sonnemann, Chris Sullivan, Linda Syers, Tyome Thompson, Kelly Timms, Kathy Whelan, Bill Young

Mullinmur Billabong Linocut Project

Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre
Open daily 9.30pm-4.30pm Murphy St Wangaratta

From April 29th to May 2nd 2021 the Goulburn and North
East Arts Alliance Inc. (GANEAA) ran their biennial Across
the Arts Forum. As a part of this forum, local artist Anita
Laurence began the Mullinmur Billabong Linocut Project.
The Mullinmur Linocut Project was supported by Regional
Arts Victoria and jointly funded by the Victorian
Government and Commonwealth Government under the
Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding
The exhibition brings together the work of 13 individuals,
all inspired by the Mullinmur Billabong, all pursuing the
vision of a collaborative ‘Billabong’. Each artist has
contributed multiple works to the collaboration, the first of
these linocut prints were created at the Billabong. Made
with the intention of being able to print each block
individually and also as part of a collective horizon, further
blocks were carved at home and brought together at a
second workshop held at Bill Young Studio.
The Billabong, comprising of approximately 20 hectares
of floodplain riparian woodland on the Ovens River and
located 2.5 kilometres north of the Wangaratta City
Centre, is owned by the Catholic Church and managed by
volunteers from Wangaratta Landcare and Sustainability
Inc and other partner organisations. Although there are
not any significant indigenous cultural sites on the
property, Bpangerang use of the area would have been
extensive. The Bpangerang were, and always will be the
original custodians of the land.
A local creative conduit, the Mullinmur (meaning platypus
in Bpangerang language) Billabong is an incredibly
inspiring space; the filtering light through the redgum
forest, the wind-blown patterns on the Billabong surface,
smaller micro scenes of leaf shapes, bark and trunk
configuration, prolific native birds, fleeting glimpses of
snakes, swamp wallabies, barking owls, possums and
sugar gliders, all generate ideas for artistic expression.

Fed Art Prize 2021

Federation Art Prize 2021 Corowa NSW 15th Oct – 2 Nov Corowa Memorial Hall

Where We Live linocut Acquisitive Award winner Fed Art Prize 2021

Print Council Commission 2021

PCA blog



King Valley Art Pop Up Exhibition

On line 23rd July – 22nd August
Pop Up exhibition 14th -15th July King River Brewing
An exhibition of paintings, drawings and photography by local artists
Michael Ashby, Marc Bongers, Jo Briscomb, Tori Ferguson, Ben Jenkins, Anita Laurence, Keyna Mason, Stefani Mierzwa, Joelene Mitchell, Fran O’Neill, Humphrey Poland , Andrew Sinclair, Bill Young
Lock downs weren’t going to stop our exhibition -check out this video


Across the Arts – Elemental

In April I ran a workshop for Goulburn and North East Arts Alliances Across the Arts – Elemental Festival. Four days of arts and science events with the theme of sustainability . My workshop along with Charcoal drawing by Jo Briscomb and Mural painting with Tim Bowtell were supported by Regional Arts Victoria and jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

Mullinmur Billabong Linocut Project

Rutherglen Taste of Art Prize 5-14 March 2021

Editions  2021 Tacit Gallery

Three A Group Show

The Art Vault Mildura
11th November till 7th December 2020
Featuring prints, paintings and ceramics by Robert Hague, Anita Laurence and Geoff Ricardo

Where We Live
24 Sept – 22 Oct 2019
Art at St Francis
326 Lonsdale St Melbourne
9am-5pm Mon-Fri 9am-3pm

‘Where The Rivers Meet’ Linocut 56x75cm edition of 40 $850

I am thrilled to be a to be exhibiting in Melbourne. ‘Where We Live’ is an exhibition of a selection of linocut prints and etchings that celebrates the landscape I live in with a focus on architecture. The starting point begins from my home in King Valley where the central building of a farm cottage sits in a layered landscape with iconic shaped trees and buildings including the distinctive tobacco kilns silhouetted in the distance and far-off mountains in the background.

The exhibition is at ART AT ST FRANCIS 326 Lonsdale St Melbourne from Tuesday 24th September till Monday 21st October
The gallery space is open Monday to Friday 9am -5pm and Sunday 9am -3pm

From country to city I find ‘where we live’ to be an inspiring subject matter where I can explore shape, texture, space and contrast in linocuts or the line, texture and pattern in an etching.

Printed in our King Valley Studio by my husband, Master Printmaker Bill Young, who has also handcrafted the frames from upcycled Kauri Pine floorboards.

Queenscliffe* Literary Festival Exhibition
& Historia Print Exchange: May 2-June 30

Middle Ground

5 April – 6 May  at Off Centre Gallery + Studio
VIC ( Milawa Cheese Factory Complex)

This summer I have been inspired by the intense colours of the pink, mauve and purple crepe myrtles that line the streets and grace the front yards of homes in Wangaratta. The dry summer makes me notice that the colours and the patterns of harvest still abound in the landscape against the intense green of the ripening grape vines. I have been painting on canvas this summer, exploring all these elements in my local landscape and other places that are near and dear to me. You will be able to see this new  work in an exhibition titled Middle Ground.

To be opened on Saturday 6 April 3pm by Simone Nolan, Gallery Director Wangaratta Art Gallery

Layer of Settlement
The Art Vault Mildura

An exhibition of works created as a response to the Layers of Settlement symposium. The symposium is a weekend event, presented by La Trobe university, which aims to peel back some of the different layers of settlement, and interrogate the meaning of community, environment and change that stems from the layering effect specific to this region.

Drawing From the Line

34 Artists make a printmaking response to poetry, quotations and the words that shape us.
Cascade Art Gallery 1A Fountain St Maldon VIC
Exhibition can be viewed March 5 till May 5

Burnie Print Prize 2019
The Burnie Print Prizeis one of Australia’s richest printmaking awards.
63 artists were selected for this year’s exhibition and competition. 
Award opening 22 March and continues until 5 May
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
77-79 Wilmot Street
Burnie TAS 

The Long Summer Salon

Cascade Art
1A Fountain St Maldon
Opening 2pm on Saturday 12 January

The exhibition will be open between
Saturday 12 Jan – 3 Mar, 2019.

Gallery Director Kareen Anchen cordially invites you to join the Artists to celebrate the Official Opening of The Long Summer Salon at Cascade Art Gallery, Maldon.
To be officially opened by Kim Bennett, Creative Arts Facilitator, Regional Arts Victoria.


Roz Avent, Dean Bowen, Lyn Raymer, David Frazer, Anita Laurence, Robert Maclaurin, Liaadan Fahbien, John Howley, Judy Holding, Hilary Finch, Clayton Tremlett, Kyoko Imazu, Jeff Gardner, Rhyll Plant, David Moore, Anne Smith, KJ Bishop, Michael Leunig, Sam Varian, Kevin Foley, Kareen Anchen, Nicky Carey, Lydia Poljak, Phillip Edwards, Betsy Forster, Smiley Williams, Brendan Nicholl, Louise Davidson

Contact Information

Gallery Director – Kareen Anchen  
0408 844 152 / 03 5475 1053
Open: Tue – Sun | 10:00am – 5:00pm
1A Fountain St / PO Box 180 Maldon VIC 3463

Montsalvat presents B(g)ravura, an exhibition of contemporary printmaking
Barn Gallery, January 10 – March 3

Exhibiting artists:
Rosalind Atkins
Liz Caffin
David Frazer
Silvi Glattauer
Bridget Hillebrand
Anita Laurence
Marco Luccio
Jim Pavlidis
Geoffrey Ricardo
Gwen Scott
Joel Wolter
Lindy Yeates
Keren Zorn

Past Exhibitions
Locus (Imaginary)

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop
Exhibition dates:  Sep 1st – Oct 14th 2018
Exhibition opening:
Sep 2nd 3pm          
Exhibiting artists: Danielle Creenaune, Rob Dott, David Frazer, Andrew Gunnell, Anita Iacovella, Anita Laurence, Brett Mallon, Adam Nudelman, Stephanie Jane Rampton and Bronwyn Rees  














Eventide Print Exchange
New England Regional Art Museum

Eventide presents the works of thirty-one Australian artists
working in relief printing whose images travel through the
unique light, creatures and activities of the evening. Curated by
Rona Green, this exhibition continues NERAM’s the Print Room
series of exhibitions and events that examines the various
process, techniques and styles of printmaking as an art making
Exhibition dates: 17 February – 29th April 2018

Under A Blue Sky

Off Centre Gallery + Studio
3 November- 4 December 2017
Opening Sunday 5 November 4pm

Feature Artist exhibition of new linocuts and etchings inspired by where we live, creeks meet rivers and rivers meet. Places of significance with views and perspectives captured in Anita’s signature style. The exhibition will be officially opened by Artist Michael Ashby.

‘Under a Blue Sky’ linocut 60x84cm

Off Centre Gallery + Studio
Milawa Cheese Factory complex, Factory Road, Milawa Victoria 3678
hours: 11am – 4pm Friday to Monday


RELIEF PRINTS : Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

15 June- 30 July 2017




‘A collection of linocuts, etching, lithographs and paintings from Milawa to The Millewa and other places close to home and near to the heart.’

PLACES: Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop Summer Exhibition

Official opening this Sunday December 4 at 3pm for the final opening of the year, Places.

QG&W opens 7 days a week as of November 30th for the Summer holidays.  December and January almost all  represented artists will be exhibited by alternating the works on the walls throughout the two month holiday season.

P 61 3 5258 4927
A 81 Hesse Street Queenscliff VIC 3225

Lauriston Press Xmas Show
37B Piper Street, Kyneton 3444

Opening 3 December @12-4pm
Gallery open over summer Thur-Sun 10am -5 pm

P: 03 5422 1710
M: 0423 630 783

Lauriston Press

Off Centre Gallery + Studio

Di Mangan has launched her new venture Off Centre Gallery + Studio at the Milawa Chesse Factory Complex . My artwork is now back in Milawa.

'Springtime' acrylic and ink on 'Blue Lake' cotton paper 74x54cm

‘Springtime’ acrylic and ink on ‘Blue Lake’ cotton paper 74x54cm

Off Centre Gallery + Studio

Milawa Cheese Factory complex, Factory Road, Milawa Victoria 3678

hours: 11am – 4pm Friday to Monday (May-Oct) • 11am-5pm Thursday to Monday (Nov-Apr)

contact: Dianne Mangan • 0427 802 418



Eventide Print Exchange
Mornington Penisula Regional Gallery


Rick Amor Print Prize

Anita has been selected as a finalist in the Rick Amor Print Prize 2015- The Barn Montsalvat  3 December 2015 – 24 January 2016


2015 Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Art Award

Anita is a finalist in the Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award. Opening 13 November at 5,30pm. The Exhibition runs till 12 December

Mt Stuart linocut
Mt Stuart linocut Winner People’s Choice


2015 Silk Cut Award

Official Opening 4 September 6-8 pm
Exhibition 5-20 September

Glen Eira City Council — Gallery
Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield (Melway ref 68 A2).
Open Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday–Sunday, 1pm–5pm. Closed public holidays.
For further information, contact 9524 3333 or visit

Collecting & Growing
Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection

15 August -13 September 2015 Gallery 2

Wine and Cheese Evening Thursday 20 August 5-6.30 pm

Come and join WAG Director Dianne Mangan for an insightful talk on the gallery collection, its strengths, how it is growing and the future of the collection. Also discussing some of the key pieces that will be on display.

Wangaratta Art Gallery

New Work at The Art Vault

13 May- 1 June 2015

An exhibition of recent paintings and linocut prints depicting the crop farms of The Millewa .

The Millewa-Karawinna
The Millewa-Karawinna

Editions 2015DL-LAURENCE
Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery

Annual Print Exhibition
11 Feb-1 March 2015
Opening 11 Feb 6.30-8pm


Jazz & Blues Interpreted
Wangaratta Art Gallery 2Wangajazzaratta Linocut 52x42cm copy

26 October-9 November 2014 Group Exhibition
Champagne & Strawberries Breakfast Celebration
1st November@ 10.30am
RSVP 28th Oct 5722 0761

Anita’s linocut Wangajazzaratta  celebrates
25 years of Jazz and Blues  in Wangaratta


Arts Wodonga Hume Building Society
Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award exhibition

16th November – 13th December Arts Space Wodonga


The Art Vault 5th Anniversary exhibition

30th October – 18th November 2013

The Art Vault’s anniversary exhibition is open to the public from
Wednesday 30th October and closes Monday 18th November.
Over the years 122 artist have exhibited or undertaken a residency
at The Art Vault. From emerging artists to some of Australia’s most
prominent artists, this exhibition showcases the wonderful diversity
that they have brought to Mildura.

Anniversary exhibition invitation_web


Mansfield Spring Arts 

October 26th- November 10th 2013
Mansfield Providore
23 Highett St Mansfield 03 57791703

A selection of recent prints and paintings are being exhibited
at the Mansfield Providore open Monday-Saturday
as part of the Mansfield Spring Arts.


The Tree Show

Cascade Print Workshop Gallery, Maldon
9 March Opening 3-6pm
Exhibition 16-25 March

A group exhibition which brings together significant
and emerging printmakers. Artist have been asked to draw
inspiration from something quite fundamental to existence-the tree.

The Tree Show


River Cottage etching 36x28cm

Town and Country

The Art Vault,  Mildura
opens 20 February till 11 March 2013

Hume Building Society Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award

Our Place

Arts Wodonga
Wodonga Arts Space
16th November-15th December 2012

Our Place an etching on aluminum was a finalist in the 2012 Hume Building Society
Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award. This print received a commended award.


Town and Country 
Red Abbey handcoloured etchingThe Muse Gallery of Milawa
opens 27th October till 12th November 2012

An exhibition of recent  paintings, linocuts and etchings.

Gallery hours 10am-5pm Thursday-Monday including public holidays
P 03 5727 3599 E
Factory Rd Milawa VIC 3678

Along The Way

The Art Vault,  Mildura
opens 29th February till 19th March 2012

An exhibition of etchings, monotypes and linocut prints made in response to places visited and revisited over the past 3 years. Essentially landscapes, the images capture the human made and natural elements in the environment.


Paradise & Other Placeslinocut 2011 34x28cm
Linocut Prints & Paintings
1 December -19 Feb 2012

Falkner Gallery, Castlemaine

Meet the Artist 2-4pm Sat 3rd December
Gallery Hours Thursday- Sunday 11am-5pm
(Closed 25 Dec-25 Jan)
35 Templeton St, Castlemaine, VIC 03 5470 5858

Wangaratta  Performing Arts Centre     'Sacred Places-The River'

A suite of 7 large linocuts and 2 paintings
are on display in the foyer of the
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
from the 29th October to 1st December 2011.

2011 Silk Cut Awards'Water Ways'
For Linocut Prints
3 -18 September

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Corner Glen Eira & Hawthorn Rds
Caulfield VIC
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm

Artist In Residence

Anita and Bill Young were invite to The Art Vault in Mildura as artists in residence from 21st September – 8th October 2011.
They spent the residency exploring the technique of etching with a saline/sulphate solution on aluminum

Alone Off The Press

an exhibition of contemporary monotypes


81 Lascell St Braidwood NSW
10am-5pm three consecutive weekends 27th & 28th August,
3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th September

Read press release

Biting Issues

Cascade Print Workshop
1–10 April 2011

A Printmaker’s insight into our canine and feline relationships…
an exhibition with humour, depth, devotion and bite!

Kareen Anchen, Nicky Carey, Philip Davey, Peter Diamond, David Frazer, Jeff Gardner,
Craig Gough, Jackie Hocking, Judy Holding, Martin King, Anita Laurence,
Robert Maclaurin, Rhyll Plant, Lydia Poljak, Wendy Stavrianos, Deborah Williams.

Fair & Squaresunraysia-dreaming-2-block-linocut-for-fair-square

A Print Exchange Portfolio curated by Rona Green
Exhibited by Charles Sturt University Art Collection

Yalumba Winery
19 April – 10 May

Hill Smith Gallery presents Anita Laurence at Yalumba Winery in the Barossa Valley.

29 Jan- 13 Feb 2011

Recent paintings by artists working in North East Victoria.
Curated by Gallery Director Dianne Mangan.

Wangaratta Art Gallery

Anita Laurence – Here and There

Muse Gallery of Milawa
23 October – 8 November 2010

An exhibition of paintings and linocut prints by Anita Laurence.

Anita Laurence – SunRaysed

The Art Vault  -Mildura
30 June – 19 July 2010

An interpretive reflection of the local Sunraysia environment

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