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 "The immediate appeal of Chelsea Lehmann's work is the fluid, supple and sneakily perverse quality of her paintings,

at once referential to artists of the past, but also to the presentation of the female form in our age of pervasive online pornography — a neat double act that lends this most traditional subject of figuration an undeniable and contemporary feminist edge." 

Andrew Frost,  Australian Art Collector, April-June 2020


Exhibition Catalogues/texts/interviews:

Painting Desires (curator)

Schmick Contemporary, 29 March- 13 April 2023

A Female Gaze (group)

MARS gallery 2 –25 March 2023

Substratum (group) curated by Lewellyn Riley-Haynes

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf 12 - 30 January 2022

In conversation with Sebastian Goldspink, Substratum at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.

Counter Histories (two person, with Chris Aerfeldt)

Praxis Artspace, 4 Nov–3 December 2021

Catalogue essay by professor Melinda Rackham:

Corporealities (solo)

Home @735 Gallery, 4–31 October 2020             

Persona (solo)

Flinders Street Gallery, 2–22 February 2020

June (group)

Mars Gallery, 20 June–6 July 2019


Bad mannerism (group, curator)

Galerie pompom, May 2–27 2018


Archive (solo)

MOP Projects, 19 Oct–13 Nov 2016

Text by Stella Rosa McDonald


Efface (two-person)

Chelsea Lehmann/Luke Thurgate

Strange Neighbour, 1–23 April 2016


The Original of Laura (solo)

Interlude Gallery, 13-22 August 2015

video interview: The Original of Laura (2015)


Iconoclasts (group, curator)

Airspace projects, 6-21 February 2015




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