Exhibitions | Projects

2013         Pursuit Art Wallah (in collaboration with Gallery Nature Morte), India Art Fair, New Delhi

2013         Pursuit Singapore, Art Stage, Singapore

2012         Pursuit Melbourne, Melbourne Art Fair

2012         Pursuit Delhi, India Art Fair, New Delhi

2011         Findings, Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne

2010         Lost Property, Ground Floor Artspace, Melbourne

2010         Art Flash, Pursuit, Melbourne Art Fair

2008         Bin Nite Tonite, City of Hobson’s Bay, Melbourne

2008         Coop, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne  

2007         Shellywood™, Creative Industries Precinct, QUT, Brisbane

2007         Shellywood™, Conical Inc, Melbourne

2006         Planet Shellywood™, Ghitorni, New Delhi

2004         Public Happiness Booth, Federation Square / Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

2004         Innocence™, Melbourne CBD (www.shellyinnocence.com) 

2002         Pedestrian Times, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne 

2000         After Effects, TCB Gallery, Melbourne

1999         FutureX, Melbourne

1999         Headlines, Herald Weekly Times Building, Melbourne 

1998         Commuter News, Platform, Spencer Street Station, Melbourne

1996         Royal Assortment, Helen Gorie Gallery, Melbourne

1996         Fireworks, WestSpace, Melbourne

1991         The Room, Mream, Melbourne

Selected group exhibitions | Projects

2014         Artworks and Exchanges, Roslyn Smorgan Gallery and The Incinerator, Melbourne

2014         White Cloud (with Adele Varcoe and Robin Hely), Werribee Park

2014         Lorne Sculputre Biennale, Lorne

2014         Triage / Tree Hug Blitz (with Louise Lavarack), Melbourne

2013         Mapping Shanghai, Bund 33 Art Centre, Shanghai

2013         Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart

2013         Sparkel (with Jason Maling and Torie Nimmervoll), White Night, Melbourne

2012         Swan Hill Print and Drawing Aquisitive Awards, Swan Hill Regional Gallery

2012         Occasions, curated by Mick Douglas / DOS Collective, Boire, Melbourne

2011         Text (as) Image, Impact 7, Curated by Kirsten Rann, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne

2011         Seeing to a distance: Single Channel Video Work from Australia, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne

2011         Aura: the haunted image, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne

2010         Imaging the apple, AC Institute, New York

2010         Connect10, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne

2009         Flora, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne 

2008         The Road Less Travelled, curated by Kirsten Rann, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne

2008         Snapshot, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne

2008         Re:Connect, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne

2008         New Social Commentary, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool

2008         Paper, Scissors, Rock, West Space, Melbourne

2008         Moving Galleries, Connex trains, Melbourne

2008         Sparkel™, Karachi tram, Melbourne

2006         Buddha Enlightened, Bodh Gaya, India

2006         Foreigner, Global Arts Village, New Delhi

2006         Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2006         Projekt, PICA, Perth

2005         Beyond Real, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

2005         Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Scholarship, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne

2004         Ocular Lab fundraiser, Ocular Lab, Melbourne

2004         Projekt, The Physics Room, Christchurch. New Zealand

2003         Printroom + volumeveryone, Clubs Inc, Fitzroy/Rotterdam, Holland

2003         ouTAKEout, The Kings, Melbourne, Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

2003         Projekt, TCB Gallery, Melbourne

2002         Noxious Laughing Gas, Margaret Lawrence Gallery Gallery, Melbourne

2002         Delivery, Conical Inc., Melbourne

2002         Surveillance, Horti Hall, Melbourne

2001         Starlink Expressbrrr Live Art Festival, Maus Habitos, Porto, Portugal

2001         Office of Utopic Procedures, West Space, Melbourne

2000         Rearvision, Span Gallery, Melbourne

2000         Australia hung out to dry, Commonwealth Institute, London

1999         VCA Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne

1999         Goodbye Kind World, RMIT Storey Hall, Melbourne

1996         Group show, Helen Gorie Gallery, Melbourne

Recent grants and awards 

2011         Field Theory

2009         International Specialised Skills Institute (Veneto) Fellowship

2009         AGNSW / Mora Dowring Studio Residency, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris  

2006         Professional Development Travel Fund, Australian Network for Art and Technology

2006         Professional Development Travel Grant, Ian Potter Cultural Trust  

2005         Global Arts Village Studio Residency, New Delhi 

2003         Arts and Professional Development Grant, Arts Victoria


Selected reviews | essays | catalogues

2014         Artworks and Exchanges (catalogue), Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne and Footscray Arts Centre, Melbourne

2013         Annabel Ross, Bandaged tree gets the chop after plenty of raps, The Age, Melbourne

2013         Shane Green, Watch out vandals, our love of trees has very deep roots, The Age, Melbourne

2012         Peter Collins, Media art creates a cheeky standard, The Standard, Warrnambool

2012         Michel Lawrence, Guerrilla Gallerist, Inside Art, Channel 31 TV, Melbourne

2012         Michel Lawrence, Hey Meester, Wanna buy a painting?, Inside Art, Channel 31 TV, Melbourne

2012         Saklap Sharma, 'Mobile Gallery', The Indian Express, New Delhi

2012         Sondeep Shankar, 'Windows', The Asian Age, New Delhi

2012         Georgina Maddox, 'The Oddball', Mail Today, New Delhi

2011         Amanda Morgan, Seeing to a distance, catalogue essay, L17 Artspace, Melbourne

2011         Kirsten Rann, Findings, catalogue essay, Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne

2010         Virginia Trioli, Pursuit at the Melbourne Art Fair, Art Nation, ABC1 TV, Melbourne

2007         Meera Menezes, 'Napoleon in Nalunda', Art India, volume XII, Issue II, Melbourne

2007         'Hook turn', The Age, Melbourne

2006         'Enlightenment™', Matters of Art, India

2006         'Far from the madding crowd', The Times of India, New Delhi

2005         Alasdair Foster, ‘Dressing up’, catalogue essay, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney 

2005         Lily Hibberd, 'Peter Burke: serial personalities, serial interventionist', Photofile #75, Australia

2005         Tracey Clement, 'Beyond Real: Dressing up', Sydney Morning Herald

2005         Gillian Bartlett, 'Create Awards', Desktop Magazine, Australia

2004         Rex Turnbull, 'Innocence for goodness sakes', Lino magazine, Spring issue, Australia

2004         Jason Maling, 'Brand Loyalty', Un magazine, Australia

2004         Jen Vuk, 'Innocence', Melbourne magazine

2004         Alessandra Ferrari, 'A manifesto for the roads of Melbourne', La Repubblica, Italy

2004         Rex Turnbull, 'Innocence for goodness sakes', Lino magazine, Australia

2004         Tim Parish, 'Digital Diva', undergrowth magazine 3, Australia

2004         Eve Vincent, 'Shelly Innocence', Spinach7, Australia

2004         Michael Shmith, 'Happiness is a risky business', The Sunday Age, Melbourne

2004         Jonathan Green, 'Bring on the Happiness', The Age, Melbourne

2004         Leela de Kretser, 'Innocent, artistic fun', The Herald Sun, Melbourne

2004         Naomi Cass, 'Artnotes', Art Monthly, Australia

2002         Bernard Sachs, Office of Utopic Procedures, West Space, Melbourne

2002         Daniel Palmer, ‘Peter Burke and Robin Hely’, Real Time, Australia

2002         Brundrett/Edmonds, ‘What a load of rubbish, or is it art?’, Herald Sun, Melbourne

2002         Megan Backhouse, ‘From here to Portugal,’ The Age, Melbourne

2001         Oscar Faria, ‘Brrr Festival de Live Art’, Il Publico, Portugal

2001         Kevin Murray, ‘After Effects’, Like Art Magazine, No. 14, Australia

2000         Royce Millar, ‘Vic heritage laws demolished’, Australian Financial Review

2000         John Mangan, ‘Breaking news’, The Age, Melbourne

1999         Graham Pearce, ‘Posters herald in a new era’, Sunday Herald Sun, Melbourne

1999         Robert Nelson, ‘Looking back in languor’, The Sunday Age, Melbourne

1999         Richard Holt, ‘Minefields’, Mine catalogue essay, Melbourne



2012         The Standard, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool

2008         Man Tidies Shed, Conversations billboard, City of Hobson's Bay, Melbourne

2005         Planet Shellywood, Queensland University of Technology, billboard, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane



Australian Catholic University, City of Glen Eira, Global Arts Village (New Delhi), National Library of Australia, 

State Library of Victoria, Victoria Police, Victoria University, Private Collections