Regina Noakes
Regina Noakes

Upcoming Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery 17 – 30 June 2025

Regina Noakes is a significant Australian artist, who has won many art awards including the Lorenzo Medici 4th prize at the 2003 Florence Biennale and selected as a finalist in the 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award exhibition. Regina has participated in international biennales and her paintings are represented in numerous private, corporate and public collections around the world, including The British Government Art Collection, Ministry of Water Resources, Sultanate of Oman, Fulham Palace, London, The Singapore Economic Board, Singapore and the University of Cambridge.

Regina is a full time artist living in Western Australia. She studied at the Art Students League, Boston, MA, USA; Institute of Education, Singapore, Dip.T. in art and music; Licenciate of Music, Australia; Associate of Music Australia; studied painting / assistant to Professor Antonio Napoli, Capri, Italy.

Regina has been teaching painting and given workshops at Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia since 2005. She has recently been invited to teach at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. Regina has held over forty solo exhibitions in Australia, Italy, USA and Malaysia.


Framing my Life

“The paintings in this exhibition have a certain intimacy and portrayal of closeness, which comes from the act of sharing spaces and everyday life closely with a husband, family, and animals. Cats feature in many works as they spend much time with me in the studio. Seemingly small moments are observed and many of the works are a return to distilled memories of childhood, interiors, and still lives. I have chosen to paint from my imagination rather than subjects in front of me, choosing to give the paintings a timeless quality where past and future do not matter.” – Regina Noakes, 2022


Recent Solo Exhibitions

2022 Framing My Life, Art2Muse Gallery, Woollahara, Sydney
2022 Fragments of Life, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2021  Serendipity, Art2Muse Gallery, Woollahara, Sydney
2020  Summer 2020, New Paintings by Regina Noakes, Redhill Gallery, Brisbane
2020  New Paintings by Regina NOAKES, Juniper Galleries, Perth
2019  Between Memories and Dreams,  Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2019  From Dreams to Memories, Galleria360, Arte Contemporanea, Firenze
2019  Dreams and Reality, Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
2018  Themes and Enigmas, Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
2017  Small Windows, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2017  In My Own Place, Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
2017  Lifelines, Galleria 360 Arte Contemporanea, Firenze
2016  New Perspectives, Galleria 360 Arte Contemporanea, Firenze
2016  Edge to Edge, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
2015  Then And Now, Galleria 360, arte Contemporanea, Firenze
2015  Mostra Personale di Regina Noakes, Hotel Cellai, Firenze
2015  Regina Noakes More New Paintings, Art2 Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
2015  Stage and Circumstance,  Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth
2014  A Story in Parts, Galleria 360 Arte Contemporanea, Firenze
2014  Opposite Attraction, Duo with Dean Riley, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2014  New Paintings , Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
2013  Mostra Personale Palazzo Riccardi, Firenze; Small Stories, Gadfly Gallery, Dalkeith, WA


Invited Group Exhibitions

2022 ‘Water for Life’ International Art Exh. Maya Museum Cancun, MEXICO
2021  ‘Divine’, Juniper Galleries, Darlington, WA
2021  ‘Regeneration’, Juniper Galleries, Darlington, WA ;
2020  Celebrating Women, International Womens Day, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane;
2020  ‘Midsummer’, Juniper Galleris, Darlington , WA
2020  “Expression Femme”, Parisien division, “MG PARIS”, Galerie Dobkine & Kie, ville lumiere PARIS
2020  Affordable Art Fair, MILANO;
2019  Mostra collecttiva – Women in Art – La Galleria360 Arte Contemporanea, Zervas Art e Club UNESCO, FIRENZE
2019  Annual Collection Exhibition, Juniper Galleries, Western Australia;
2019  Rhythms of Emotions, Galleria 360, Arte Contemporanea, Firenze;
2018  Subi in Blooms, Linton and Kay, Perth
2018  Summer Show, Linton and Kay, Subiaco and West Perth, WA
2014  Telethon Italia, Linea Spazio Arte Contemporanea Firenze, Italy
2013  Summer Exhibit, Palazzo Ricardi, Firenze, Italy
2012  ‘Quartet’ Redhill Gallery, Brisbane; Masters and Artists of Today, Galeria Tondinelli, Rome
2012  Museo d’Arte, Chianciano Terme, Siena, Italy
2012  Posh Auction, Sydney
2012  Three Arts Club. Chicago, Illinois
2011  Biennale of Chianciano
2011  ‘Four Seasons’, Barcelona Showcase, Spain
2011  ‘Women artists and their Landscape Pace Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2011  Perth Concert Hall, Art Collection Display, WA
2009  Cossack Art Prize, Western AustraliaThree Arts Club, Chicago, Illinois
2008  Perth Concert Hall, Gadfly Gallery; Posh Auction, Sydney
2007  Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H.Ervin
2007  Garrison Arts Centre, NY; Friedrichstrausse Art Centre, Berlin; Galerie Seyffert-Stahl, Berlin; Deck Chair Theatre Auction, Perth ; Posh Auction, Sydney ; Australian High Commission New Delhi ; Singapore Art Festival ; Sydney Art Fair with Gadfly Gallery



2020 Selected to participate in Parisien Division, “Expression Femme”, MG PARIS
2018 Selected to participate in Telethon Italia, Naples
2015 Monograph REGINA NOAKES : Critical analysis of works, 1988 to 2015, By Virginia Bazzechi Ganucci Cancellieli, Publication sponsored by Palazzo Strozzi and Galleria 360 Arte Contemporanea, Firenze
2014 Artist for Telethon Italia, Florence
4 Australian Visual Arts grants
2011 Leonardo Award, 3rd Prize, Biennale of Chianciano; finalist Cossack Art Prize
2011 Feature artist, Cystic Fibrosis Exhibition WA
2009 Cowra Regional art prize ; Cossack Art Prize:
2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award ; 1st Prize Manhattan Arts Exhibition,
2003 Lorenzo Medici, 4th prize, Florence Biennale;
Manhattan Arts Exhibition, NY winner 2002, 2003 ; Rotary Club of Armadale, award for Outstanding Performance and Contribution to Art ; Perpetual Trophy, WA Society of Art (overall winner 1998,1997) ; BankWest Open Exhibition (2nd prize 1998) ; Westpac Redlands Art Prize (1998) ; BankWest Open Exhibition (highly commended 1997) : Sir Charles Gairdner Art Prize (1997).


Selected Collections

The British Government Art Collection;  Sting MBE ;  Eric Clapton, London and Bahamas  ; Royal College of Music, London;  Fulham Palace, London;  University of Cambridge; University of Norwich;  University of London;   Ministry of Water Resources, Sultanate of Oman ;   Singapore Economic Board;  Jean  and Charles Schultz Information Centre, SSU, California ;  Brunswick Corporation, Illinois ;    Visual Arts Centre, Eastern Washington University ; WomanMade Inc. Chicago;  Atelier International, New York ;  Perth Electoral Commission ; Toyota Australia ;  Data Analysis Australia ; Hilton Hotel, Brisbane ; Women’s Aid Abroad, Malaysia  ; Balya Cancer Foundation, Perth ; Evans and Tate Wineries; Best Western Palms Resort, Broome ; Hale Boys Grammar School, Perth;  Methodist Ladies College, Perth.