Noelle Buckley

Born locally and attending local schools, Noelle was always interested in art and won many prizes for portraiture as well as painting the local land and seascapes. Many weekends and school holidays were spent beach-combing and bushwalking around the Bass Coast area. As a young girl she was fortunate to have encouragement and very good tuition from well-known artists Max Middleton, Ronald Millar and George Moore.

Tertiary training commenced after gaining a place in Fine Art Craft at the now Monash University, Glass -Metalwork- Design and Drawing were studied. She went on to gain BA Degree Fine Art (Distinction Painting) sub Major Printmaking High Distinction at Monash University and won Lucato Peace Prize painting section in final year.

On completion of her degree, studied Part-time Teacher Training at Hawthorn Institute. To gain further knowledge she travelled around the world visiting all Major Art Galleries. On returning to Australia she decided to return to Monash University to commence BA Fine Art / Ceramics to further her knowledge of clay as a medium for sculpture. For a period of about seven years she taught Art in all mediums as well as managing Cothlestone Gallery / Studio in Melbourne.

In 2002 Noelle decided to return to live in the country and commenced Mingara Gallery in Cowes, Phillip Island. Since then Mingara Gallery has established a great reputation and following for showing the talents of a diverse range of artists.

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