• 2010

    Latest exhibition: apostrophes and biscuits - solo exhibition of recent paintings and sculptures at Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran, Melbourne.

    Opening: Wednesday 17 March 11am - 6pm
    Drinks with the artist: Saturday 20 March, 2-5pm
    Exhibition runs: 17 March to 4 April inclusive
    Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm
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    Preview Lesley’s paintings from her latest exhibition, “apostrophes and biscuits” at (available from 20 March to 20 June 2010)

    Lesley's work is based on narrative and story-telling. She paints with brightly pigmented oil painted surfaces, beeswax, collage and warm lustrous glazes. Lesley often journeys inwards, mining her own life experiences. Central to her imagery, as always, are whimsical children, often floating unanchored in their landscape. Child-like playfulness is a key element throughout.

    In the current body of work, Lesley has chosen one sole key symbol, her mother's biscuits, to represent this pivotal figure in her life. Based on this, and pages of her mother's unsuspecting text, Lesley has created a body of paintings and sculptures that weave together much of her mother's own story, as a young girl, an immigrant, a new bride, and a mother.

    Most of the works are small in scale, mirroring the intimacy and preciousness of the connection between mother and daughter. Through her exploration of the many factes of her mother's life, gleaned from her own stories, Lesley honors, pays tribute to and celebrates not only her mother, but all mothers.

    » Read the Artist’s statement about this exhibition for more information.

  • 2009

    Click here to download your invitation to the love's menagerie exhibitionExhibition: love’s menagerie - solo exhibition of recent paintings at 1+2 Artist Studios.

    Opening: Saturday 14 March; drinks with the artist 2-6pm
    Exhibition runs: 14 March to 29 March inclusive
    Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm
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  • 2007


    Click here to download your invitation to the my palette, myself exhibitionExhibition: my palette, myself - solo exhibition of recent paintings at 1+2 Artist Studios. Opening: Sunday 24 June 2007 2-5pm; exhibition continues until 8 July 2007 inclusive. Download your invitation (PDF).

    Publication: Adès LC. Invited reviewer for Cancer Forum (April 2007), of Doctors and Paintings. Insights and replenishment for health professionals. Middleton J and E. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd 2006.

  • Earlier


    Book: "Heart of the Matter". An Introduction to Eighteen South Australian Poets, by David Adès (brother and poet); Lythrum Press, 2004. Adelaide ISBN 0 9751260 4 0.

    Publications: Adès LC. Out of Captivity. Medical Journal of Australia. Volume 181:628-630.


    Book cover: image - let's go to my place (front cover and back cover). Friendly Street Poetry Reader 26 Wakefield Press, 2002 ISBN 1 86254 573 1.


    Film: painting (pyramids, promises and points of connection) represented in the film, "Gamespotting", produced by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.