Born London 1955, Lesley Redgate emigrated to South Australia in 1967. She completed her Advanced Diploma of Teaching (Fine Art) at the SA School of Art Stanley Street and Uni SA in 1976 after which she began her career as artist and educator.

Winner of the Thomas Laird Memorial Traveling Art Study Award led her to overseas travel in 1994 and 1997. She is the recipient of major art awards. She is represented in the Victorian National Gallery as recipient of the Michelle Endowment Award. Lesley works as a Visual Artist and conducts private tuition from her studio in Willunga SA.


Adv Dip Teaching Fine Art Secondary
Adv Dip Graphic Design

First Prize

1996 Jamestown Art Prize SA
1994 Thomas Laird Memorial Traveling Award
1994 & 1992 Victor Harbor Art Prize SA

Finalist | Awards | Grants

2017 Semi-Finalist DOUG MORAN National Portrait Prize
2017 RSASA 3rd Biennial Portrait Prize SA
2016 Fleurieu Food + Wine Art Prize
2016, 2014 Characters of the Fleurieu, FSASA
2014 Well Made Adelaide, Guildhouse, SA
2011 FSASA Exhibition, Festival Theatre SA
2010 Portia Geach Memorial Award NSW
2009, 2008 Heysen Art Prize SA
2008, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998 Fleurieu Vistas + Food & Wine Prize
2004, 2003 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
1978 Michelle Endowment NGV VIC
1977 Capital Permanent Geelong Gallery VIC
1976 Young Artists Award Festival Theatre SA


National Gallery of Victoria, Hardy’s Winery London, Mt Lofty House, City of Onkaparinga, Private and public collections Australia, England, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, Chile, USA.

Galleries ~ 1980 to present:

Victoria – Geelong, Bendigo, Warnambool & Hamilton Art Galleries
Sydney – S.H. Ervin Gallery
Perth – Stafford Studios, Yallingup Galleries
Adelaide – Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Airport, Mt Gambier Institute Space, Port Pirie Regional Gallery, Contemporary Arts Society of SA, CACSA, Kensington Gallery, The New Land Gallery Port Adelaide, SA Country Arts Trust, Wilson’s Gallery Robe, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale, SA Museum, Art Images Gallery, Dridan Fine Arts , Kay Brothers Winery, Red Dot Gallery Pennys Hill Winery, Red Poles, The Barn Gallery, Marienberg Wines, Greenhill Gallery, Arts Centre Pt Noarlunga, City of Onkaparinga Council


Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Promenade - Flinders Medical Centre SA
2018 SALA Fleurieu ~ Time and Place, Kay Bros Winery SA
2017- 2018 FLEURIEU ~ Heart & Soul, Kay Bros Winery SA
2015 GEOMETRY - Arts Centre, Pt Noarlunga
2015 SALA – Gemtree Wines
2014 FLEURIEU - Hugo Wines McLaren Flat SA
2013 Adelaide Intercontinental Hotel – curated by Art Images Norwood SA
2011 - 2012 Summer Hues – Maxwell Wines McLaren Vale SA
2011 Rural & Urban – Shingleback Winery McLaren Vale SA
2008 Selected Works – Maxwell Wines McLaren Vale
2005 Geometry – Dridan Fine Arts McLaren Vale
2001 Catching the Light – Red Dot Gall Penny’s Hill Winery McLaren Vale SA
1999 A Certain Symmetry – Dridan Fine Arts McLaren Vale SA
1997 Artist of the Month – Stump Hill Gallery McLaren Vale SA
1996 - 1997 Redgate | Watkins – SA Touring Ex Program SA & VIC – SACAT
1995 The Sea & The Vines – Wirra Wirra Vineyards SA
1993 Aspects of the SA Landscape – Wilson’s Gallery, Robe SA
1991 Recent Paintings – Kensington Gallery SA
1978 Paintings by Lesley Redgate – CACSA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 ‘Friends’ SA School of Art - Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf
2018 Fleurieu Bienalle Satellite Exhibition - Dog Ridge Winery, McLaren Flat
2017 3rd Biennial Portrait Prize RSASA Gallery Adelaide
2016 Finalist Fleurieu Food + Wine Art Prize, Stump Hill Gall McLaren Vale
2016 Culture and Place – City Onkaparinga Art Collection, Arts Centre Pt Noarlunga
2016 Characters of the Fleurieu – RSASA, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa
2016 SALA Penny’s Top Bunch – Penny’s Hill Winery;
2014 Well Made, Guildhouse, Light Square Gallery ACArts Adelaide
2013 Fleurieu Art Prize Community Event – The Farm Willunga
2013 SALA Fleurieu Females; Robin Turner & Friends – Stump Hill Gall McLarenVale
2012 Lincoln College SA
2011 2nd of the Friends Exhibition FSASA – Adelaide Festival Theatre
2010 Portia Geach Memorial Award – S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney
2010 SALA The Big Landscape – Art images Gallery Norwood
2009 SALA – Stump Hill Gallery McLaren Vale
2008 Sea & Vines – Dridan Fine Arts McLaren Vale
2007 Coloured Palettes – Gemtree & Dowie Doole, McLaren Vale
2006 – 2007 Double Vision – Visual Artist Exchange touring SA & VIC
2006 Invitational Exhibition – Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale SA
2003 Woodstock Easter Art Exhibition – Woodstock Winery SA
1980 - 2003 CAS & SACAT touring exhibitions SA & VIC, McLarenvale galleries & wineries, SA Rotary Art Shows
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