November 2023

Art For All - Feature Artist

Fairfield Primary School Annual Art Show


I’m honoured to be selected as one of the feature artists for Fairfield Primary School's annual art show - Art For All. 

I will be exhibiting a selection of paintings and drawings from past years as well as a range of new works from 2023 which have never been shown before. 


The exhibition runs from Friday 17th - Sunday 19th November

Gala Night (official opening) Saturday 18th November 7 - 11pm


More information can be found here: Art For All website

Creek Cloud 1
Acrylic on wood panel
60 x 80 cm

September 2023

Kennedy Art Prize Finalist

Cloud Creek Water

I’m thrilled to announce that my painting ‘Cloud Creek Water’ has been selected as a finalist for the Kennedy Prize held in the Royal South Australian Society of Arts Adelaide.


My work will be exhibited at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts (aka. RSASA) between September 2nd to 17th.

Image details: Cloud Creek Water, acrylic on wood panel, 163 x 152 cm, 2022

Cloud Creek Water
Acrylic and photographic screen print on wood panels
163 x 152 cm

February 2023


Five walls presents the work of fifty Australian abstract artists in an expansive exhibition across four gallery spaces. This endeavour attempts in some way to redress the gender imbalance in the art world, but moreover, it signals the continuing presence and ongoing practice of women artists in Australia and around the world.


Curated by Missy Ueda and Emma Langridge, this important exhibition runs from February the 1st to 8th, with an opening reception on Friday, the 3rd of February from 6pm.

November 2022


Cloud Creek Water

I am excited to announce my upcoming exhibition of recent drawings and paintings, Cloud Creek Water. The works in the show are inspired by the patterns, rhythms and forms found in nature.  


Exhibition Dates:

November 2nd - 19th 2022

Open Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5pm


Exhibition Opening:

Friday 4th November, 6 - 8pm


Gallery 2 (previously Gallery 1) 

Five Walls 1/119 Hopkins St, Footscray VIC 3011


Follow me on instagram to get updates leading up to the exhibition...


Drift 1 (upstream)
Archival pigment pen on cotton rag paper
56 x 72 cm, 2022
Featured in Cloud Creek Water at Five Walls

May 2022


The Other Art Fair Melbourne 


I'm going to be part of The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2022!


The Other Art Fair allows audiences to discover artwork from over 110 emerging and independent Melbourne artists, and to have the opportunity to meet and buy art directly from the artist.


Follow me on instagram to get updates leading up to the fair, as well as info over the weekend...



May 26 - 29th, 2022

Meat Market

3 Blackwood Street

North Melbourne

VIC 3051


Opening times

Thursday 26th  -  4-10pm

Friday 27th  -  2-10pm

Saturday 28th  -  10-6pm

Sunday 29th  -  10-5pm

March 2022


Made in Rezza - FUSE Darebin

Connection/Disruption - vinyl window mural


In December 2021 I was one of 15 artists selected for the Made in Rezza project, part of FUSE Darebin Autumn 2022.


The project ran from Friday 11th - Sunday 27th March, and featured the work of 15 artists from Rezza displaying their artworks in shopfronts in Rezza.


My window mural was custom-designed for Felix Culpa Coffee, 210B Broadway Reservoir...and it is still up! You can go visit it and grab yourself a delicious coffee and pastry while you're there...


Check out the Made in Rezza website and artist's pages where you can see all the other projects that are currently showing around Rezza and watch the short films on our practices.


Click here for the Made in Rezza website


Image credit: Christopher Sanders

March 2022


Tape Twenty Twenty Two


I was honoured to be part of this smashing line up in Tape Twenty Twenty Two at Five Walls in March. 


TAPE TWENTY TWENTY TWO is the third exhibition in the TAPE series, showcasing artists using tape in their  art practice.  

How to tape, what type of tape, to tape or not to tape, that is the question!


January 2022


Banyule Award for Works on Paper 2021


I’m thrilled to announce that my artwork Cadence (together and apart) has been shortlisted for the 2021 Banyule Award for Works on Paper.


The finalists’ exhibition will be held at Gallery 275 at the Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub.


Exhibition dates: 14th January - 13th March 2022


Image details: Cadence (together and apart) 2021 fineliner pen on paper, 96 x 72 cm

Image credit: Matthew Stanton

Cadence (together and apart)
Fineliner on paper
96 x 72 cm
Shortlisted for the Banyule Award for Works on Paper 2021

December 2021


Darebin Art Prize

I’m very excited to announce that my artwork Susurrus has been selected as a finalist in the Darebin Art Prize 2021.


The exhibition will be held at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora. 


Exhibition opening: Friday 10th December 2021

Open until Saturday 12th March 2022


Image details: Susurrus (creek track) fineliner on paper, 96 x 72 cm

Image credit: Matthew Stanton



Fineliner on paper
96 x 72 cm
Shortlisted for the Darebin Art Prize 2021

October 2020


A part and between


My exhibition of new paintings A part and between is now showing at Five Walls Gallery. 



Exhibition dates

Wednesday 28th October - Saturday 14th November


Opening hours

Wednesday - Saturday 12-5pm


Five Walls


Level 1, Suites 2, 3 & 4 119-121 Hopkins Street Footscray 3011

T +61 421706205


Image credit: Christopher Sanders

Acrylic and photographic screen print on wood panel, Tasmanian oak frame
40 x 50 cm

February 2020


Fugitive Geometries

I'm very excited to announce my upcoming solo exhibition of new paintings Fugitive Geometries at Gallerysmith. 


Opening reception 

Saturday February 1


Exhibition dates

January 25th - March 7




170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

03 9329 1860


Installation: Fugitive Geometries, Gallerysmith 2020
Glitch, Circuit, Dovetail
Image credit: Christopher Sanders

February 2019

Mural commission - Yarra Council


Uncertain Equilibrium is a window-based mural that I designed specifically for display in the windows at the Richmond Library, as part of the Yarra City Council's 2019 art program. 


This window site created a wonderful opportunity to explore the interplay between the positive and negative space of the design and the transparency of the windows themselves, allowing the outside world to become part of the mural and merging together the space inside the library with the environment and community beyond.


Image credit: Christopher Sanders

Claire Mooney Uncertain Equilibrium Richmond Library mural 2019
Uncertain Equilibrium
Digitally printed vinyl window mural
6 panels, 104 x 195 cm each
Richmond Library

April 2018

New painting commission


Across the Mountain was a painting I was commissioned to create after my work was exhibited at Not Fair in 2017.

This painting continues my ongoing preoccupation with geometric pattern, fragmentation and landscape.  

Claire Mooney Abstract Art Across the Mountain 2018
Across the Mountain
Acrylic & print transfer on plywood
120 x 80 cm

March 2018


New Painting Commission - Darebin Council


I was thrilled to have Darebin Council commission three small-scale paintings in 2017.


Accession, an exhibition of their new acquisitions, was held in March, 2018.


"Accession presents recent acquisitions to the Darebin Art Collection representative of a cross-section of Australian contemporary art practices. Including several new commissions specific to the Darebin municipality, in many instances it will be the first time these significant works have been revealed to the community. The artists presented include Brook Andrew, Megan Cope, Daniel Crooks, DAMP, Patrick Francis, Dale Harding, Matthew Harris, Claire Lambe, Claire McArdle, Claire Mooney, Steaphan Paton, David Ray, Yhonnie Scarce, Shannon Smiley, Fergus Binns and Steven Rhall, David Wadelton, Paul Wood and Alice Wormald."

Claire Mooney - Abstract Art - Torrent - 2017
Acrylic & print transfer on plywood
40 x 40 cm
Darebin City Council commission

November 2017


[not|fair] 5


I was very excited to be included in [not|fair] 5, held in November 2017. 


You can check out their facebook page and webpage here for more details...

Claire Mooney Interfold Notfair 2017
Not Fair installation shot

July 2017


New painting commission


Interwoven was a commissioned work I completed for a friend in July, loosely based on my 2016 paintings Woven and Interfold

Claire Mooney - Abstract Art - Interwoven - 2017
Acrylic & print transfer on plywood
160 x 80 cm
Private commission, Melbourne

February 2017


Bundoora Nebula Artist Residency 

I have been chosen to participate in the Bundoora Nebula Artist Residency, held at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne 2017.

My residency will take place from Wednesday 5th - Sunday 30th April, 2017, during which time I will be working from a studio at the Homestead, alongside artist Amani Tia.

Can't wait! 


You can check out more about the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre here