Curriculum Vitae   



Academic Qualifications 

2015- current. Master of Fine Art Research, Queensland University of Technology.

2004   Bachelor of Fine Art/Visual Art, Painting. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

1998   Diploma of Fine Art/Visual Art, Painting. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.



2012   Cert 3 Micro Business Operations. Brisbane, Q.

2008   Cert IV Business- Small Business Management. Mooloolaba, Q.

2002   Cert IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor.  Caloundra, Q.

1990   Photography.  ILEA, London SE. UK.



Committee Member, Mary Valley Artslink.



Solo Exhibitions

2017     July- Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2015    ‘Homeward Bound’ Kandanga Country Club, Q.

2011   ‘Becomings’ Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. Cooroy, Q.

2009   ‘Uncertain Landscape’ Doggett Street Studios, Newstead. Brisbane, Q.

2008    Solar Coaster Festival. Sunshine Coast Grammar Chapel. Q.

2007   ‘Overflow’ (L’amour Fou).  Arts Queensland, Brisbane, Q.

2007    E.g.etal Little Collins St. Melbourne, Vic.

2007    E.g.etal Flinders Lane Melbourne, Vic.

2006   ‘Storybook’ Main Gallery, ‘Pick of the Crop’. Noosa Regional Gallery, Q.

2000   ‘Dip’ Guggenheim Gallery. Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Vic.

1996    David Jones Fashion Week. City Store Bourke St Mall Melbourne, Vic.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   ‘Now and Then’, Gympie 150th Anniversary Exhibition. Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2016   Gender Gaze, Metro Arts. Brisbane, Q.

2016   ANL Maritime Art Prize, Melbourne. Vic.

2016   Women’s Art prize, Sydney. N.S.W.

2015    Mary Valley Art Festival, Sunshine Coast, Q.

2015    Heritage Art Prize, Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2014    Kenilworth Trophy Art Prize, Q.

2014   The Apron ‘Beneath the Skin’. Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2014   The Apron ‘Beneath the Surface’. Brisbane Institute of Art. Q.

2013   Andrew Fisher Portrait Prize, Gympie Regional Gallery. Gympie, Q.

2012   ‘Art for Sharks’. Bleeding Hearts Gallery, Brisbane, Q.

2012   Noosa Surface Design Project, Noosa Library, Q.

2012   Biosphere Day. Noosa Woods, Q.

2011    ANL Maritime Art Prize. Flinders St. Melbourne. Vic.

2010    Kenilworth Art Prize. Kenilworth Arts Council, Q.

2010   ‘Art for Sharks’ Gipps Street Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.

2008-2010   ‘Habitus- Habitat’ Touring Exhibition. Regional Galleries, Q.

2007   ‘Pattern Break’ Umbrella Studio, Townsville. Q.

2006   ‘Da Kid’s CodeRedcliffe City Gallery. Q.

2006   ’15 Artists’ Redcliffe City Gallery, Redcliffe. Q.

2005    ‘Habitus- Habitat’ Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. Q.

2005    ‘In With the Out Crowd’ Noosa Regional Gallery. Q.

2005    ‘Nascent’ Q.U.T Art Museum, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane. Q.

2004    ‘Modus Vivendi’ Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. Q.

2001    Maroochydore Art Festival Q.L.D.

1999    R.M.I.T. Fine Art at the Yuan-Ze University. Taipei, China.  

1998    ‘Show’   R.M.I.T  Cardigan St. Carlton, Vic.

1997    R.M.I.T. Cardigan St. Carlton, Vic.



2015    Curator at Kandanga Country Club Art Space, Q.

2011     ‘Exhale’. Curatorial and Educational roles. Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, Q.

2001    ‘From Distant Shores’.  Curatorial role. Eumundi Museum. Q.


Awards / Prizes

2016    Gender Gaze Photographic Competition, Finalist. Metro Arts Brisbane, Q.

2016    ANL Maritime Art Prize, Finalist. Flinders St. Melbourne. Vic.

2016    Women’s Art Prize, Finalist. Sydney, N.S.W.

2015   Mary Valley Art Festival, 1st Prize 3D Sculpture, Q.

2015   Heritage Art Prize,  1st Prize Painting. Gympie, Q.

2014   Kenilworth Trophy Art Prize, 1st Prize Portraiture. KAC, Q.

2014   RADF Grant Recipient, Gympie Shire Council.

2011   Finalist ANL Maritime Art Prize, Flinders St Melbourne. Vic.

2010   Finalist Kenilworth Art Prize. Kenilworth Arts Council. Q.

2009   Arts Queensland Professional Development Grant Recipient

2007   Finalist, Travelling Scholarship Noosa Regional Gallery. Q.

2007   RADF Grant Recipient. Maroochy Shire Council.

2006   RADF Grant Recipient. Maroochy Shire Council.

2006    Finalist, Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition. Brisbane. Q.

2005   ‘Habitus / Habitat’ Volunteers’ Award. Caloundra City Gallery, Q.

2004   Artist in Residence. Warner Brothers, Gold Coast, Q.

2002   Finalist, Caloundra Art Festival, Q.

2001   Maroochydore Arts Festival 1st Prize Painting.

2001   Maroochydore Arts Festival ‘People’s Choice Award’ Painting.

2001   Maroochydore Arts Festival ‘Highly Commended’ Textile.

2000    Taipei University Selected Artist, China.



Shelton, M (2012) ‘Dust Collectors Chpt: 1, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD. Shelton, M (2012) ‘Domestic Duties Chpt: 1‘ Studio 4 Gallery, Marcoola, QLD. Townsville Bulletin, Stock, Jacqui (2007). Martin-Chew, L (Nov’ 2007) ‘Australian Art Review’. Shelton, M (2007) ‘Pattern Break’ Umbrella Studios Townsville, QLD. ’15 Artists’ 2006) Redcliffe City Council, QLD.  Shelton, M. (2006) ‘Pick of the Crop’ Catalogue essay, Noosa Council Q.  ‘Habitus/Habitat’ (2006) QLD Gov.’ EPA.  ‘Modus Vivendi’ (2004) Queensland University of Technology. ‘R.M.I.T. Fine Art at the Yuan-Ze University’ (1999) China. ‘Show’ (1998) University. Vic.



University of the Sunshine Coast Public Hospital.

Private Collections Australia, U.K.

S.C.O.P.E Maroochydore Q.L.D.  E.g.etal Galleries, Flinders Lane Melbourne. Kasmag Private Collection.