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Fiona Bilbrough


Fiona received the Gordon Moffat Award in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Fiona has work in private collections in France, Italy, Spain, England, Scotland and throughout Australia.


  • 1990 Bachelor of Education, fine arts, Melbourne University.
  • 1989-1990 Private tuition with John Balmain
  • 1996-1997 Extensive art study tour in Europe


  • 1993 Quaison’s Mornington
  • 1994 Nickelby’s Carlton
  • 1998 Delshan Armadale
  • 2001 Victorian Artists Society Galleries Melbourne
  • Jenny Pihan Fine Art Hampton
  • White Hill Gallery Dromana
  • 2016 Woman painting Woman Barinja Art Gallery Upwey
  • Salon Des Refuses Mornington Regional Gallery
  • 2016 Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Glen Eira


My teaching and painting careers have merged since graduation from university in 1990 I was awarded the Alice Bale scholarship valued at $30,000 in 1995 followed by 18 months in Europe studying classical portraiture and still life, being greatly influenced by master painters of Britain and Spain.

I love teaching to students, beginners and advanced any medium but the rules of casual observation and order of visual importance dominate my teaching methods. I encourage my students to work from life, exhibit, study the Master Painters and take themselves seriously.


  • Australian Artist Magazine
  • 1996 June Pastels
  • 1999 June Pastels
  • 1997 January “travels with my aunt”
  • 2001 January Still Life
  • 2010 April Making Every Brush Stroke Count
  • 2017 July Masters of Melbourne Pt 1


  • 1995 Alice Bale traveling Scholarship ($30,000)
  • 2011 “A Tribute to Buvelot” Dromana ($10,000)
  • 2016 Membership to the 20 Melbourne Painters Society.

Gallery of paintings by Fiona Bilbrough.