Lesley Stevens at Old Union Chapel

About Lesley Stevens 

Acrylics

Lesley Stevens has been drawing and painting from a very early age and has shown a flair for Art throughout her entire education. In Secondary School she continued to study art and encouraged by several teachers, entered some Art Competitions for her age group winning several First Prizes. She successfully completed Year 12, the Art Course being comprised of Pictorials, Design and Lettering.

In 1969 she began a 3 year course at Wattle Park Teachers College where Art was one of her Specialist chosen subjects. She completed her Teaching Diploma with Distinctions. Over her 41 years of Primary Teaching, apart from teaching art to her own classes, her role included being a specialist Art teacher across 3-7 classes and also organising Student Art Shows across several campuses as well as arranging student exhibitions at local galleries such as Pepper Street art Gallery.

Lesley also completed painting classes in watercolour with the renowned teacher, Ruth Tuck further developing her passion for landscape painting.

Lesley now devotes her time to exploring her interests in semi-abstract paintings, using mainly acrylics where the more harsh, wild aspects of the Australian landscape -colours, texture and drama, have captured her imagination. She has been inspired by such painters as Kandinsky and Paul Klee and Australian artists, particularly Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd, Brett Whiteley and Russel Drysdale. Lesley Stevens has been drawing and painting from a very early age and has shown a flair for Art throughout her entire education. In Secondary School she continued to study art and encouraged by several teachers, entered some Art Competitions for her age group winning several First Prizes. She successfully completed Year 12, the Art Course being comprised of Pictorials, Design and Lettering.

    Old Union Chapel

    As the Barossa’s oldest public building, the Old Union Chapel’s history forms part of a rich tapestry of local church activities from the time of settlement. Built in 1844 to provide a place of worship for people of all denominations, this church became a meeting place for many years before falling into a state of disrepair and being uitlised as a farm building.

    Restored in 1989-1994 as a Bi-centennial project to commemorate the local pioneering spirit and religious freedom, the Chapel’s rejuvenation saw it added to the Register of State Heritage in 1993. Since then, this unique public building has become a much-loved destination for locals and visitors looking to celebrate milestones in an historic setting. The Old Union Chapel is a multi-denominational public space.

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    Thursday - 10am to 3pm

    Friday - 10am to 3pm

    Saturday - 10am to 3pm

    Sunday - 10am to 3pm

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