Celeste Hawkins



Works: Melbourne, Australia


Blog: The Art and The Curious

Etsy Store: theartandthecurious


Education/ Teaching/ Artist Training:


Cert 1V       2015         TAE40110                CIRE Education Services

Gradcert      2015        Visual Art               Victorian College of the Arts

Dip           2011-2013   Visual Arts              Victoria University

PGDip         2005-6        Education              Monash University

BAarts        1993-6        Media & Literature     Swinburne University


Professional/ Development/Mentorship/Residencies:

Artist in Residence at Heritage Hill, Dandenong-80'sProject-June,July,August 2017

Mentorship and studio assistant to artist Kate Shaw, July and August 2014

Private painting classes with Paul Borg at his studio-2014

NGV –Teacher VCE Studio Arts Workshop and Folio Viewing Top Arts, May 2014

ACCA -Teacher Writers Block Writing Workshop for Exam preparation, VCE, September 2014 

Wheeler Centre, Getting Out of Your Own Way Writing workshop with Jon Bauer, 2014

Life drawing and life sculpting, Atelier Ormond and Sash Life Drawing in Prahran, 2011-2013

Nite Art life drawing workshop with Nina Sellars at the Harry Brookes Allen Museum at Melbourne University-2014


Recent Teaching Employment

2019-current-Education Support Trainer-VFA

2015-2018 Education Support Trainer-CIRE Education Services

2011-2016-VCE/VCAL/CGEA- Studio Arts and VCAL Teacher, Mountain District Learning Centre 

2008-2011-English, Art, Humanities, Drama, Journalism teacher, Warragul Regional College

2007-08-VCAL and CRT teacher- Wantirna College and OZ Child


Art and Writing Awards:

Artwork selected (Dandenong High School) for ‘Making it Great in 88’ exhibition- National Gallery of Victoria

Second Prize, 'Creative kids Tales’-The Key', short story: 'The Keeper', May 2014



Artists in Residence Exhibition at Heritage Hill, 2017

Birds and Us Exhibition, 2016

Albert Park College Art Show, 2015

GCVA Student Art Show- VCA, 2015

Belle Art Prize, 2014

Linden Postcard Art Show,2014

Northcote 'High Views' Street Art Exhibition, Phone Box Installation/Paste-up, 2013

Graduate Show exhibition Victoria University 2013

Second Year Drawing exhibition Victoria University, 2013

Student Union Art Prize Exhibitions Victoria University 2011, 2012 and 2013

Connect 12-Alumni and staff and Student exhibition 2012

Art on the Hill- Warragul Regional College 2011

Making it Great in 88-Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1988!


Writing and Radio

Catalogue Essay for Kate Shaw-‘Stardust in our Veins’-for Fehily Contemporary, October 2014 

Various articles- Inpress, Beat and Tabula Rasa (Swinburne Student Magazine) 1993-96

Community Radio- General Radio course completed at 3CR

Kiss FM 1995-News Presenter

3CR-Pet and Animal Welfare Show Presenter 2003

Cookbook Zine- Thornbury Learning Centre-2003

Online content, blog writer-numerous interviews, reviews and essays on artists -March-2012-present

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