Noela Lowien

Lowien, NoelaI live in the small, picturesque country town of Kilcoy, Queensland, which is rich in culture and history. A descendant of five local pioneering families, I am very involved in our local Historical Society, being the research and publishing officer with 16 local books successfully published to date, from 1992 to 2014, along with the successful collation and design of the 2015-16 Kilcoy History Trail business signage project. I am a current member of Kilcoy Art Society Inc, Woodford Community Art Group Inc and previously Kilcoy Art Group Inc.

Aspired by the beauty of the Australian landscape I paint local and historical scenes, combining my interests of history and art. Subjects and Mediums include: Landscapes, Buildings, Still Life, Portraits, Animals, and Modern in Oil, Pencil, Watercolour, Pen & Wash, Pastels, Acrylics, Calligraphy, Floral Art.

Having painted since 1994 and very busy with work, family and other hobbies, I concentrate on painting in oils, have exhibited with success at district shows and my work can be viewed at local venues.


2013: Commended (2) Moore Art Awards & Exhibition

2008: 1st Prize Portrait Esk Multicultural Arts Exhibition

2008: Major Award Kilcoy Shire Council Australia Day Cultural Achievement Award

2006: 1st prize Linville School Open Exhibition

2005, 2009, 2011: Woodford Show

2005: 3rd Prize Linville School Open Exhibition

2001 – 2015: Most Successful Art Exhibitor Kilcoy Pastoral Agricultural & Industrial Show

1998, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015: Esk Show (Peoples’ Choice 2012)

1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014: Champion Exhibits Kilcoy Show

1998, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2013: Toogoolawah Show

1998: 2nd Prize Kilcoy Art Group Open Exhibition

1996, 1997, 1998, 2010, 2012: Woodford Art Group Exhibition Prizes (Peoples’ Choice 2002)

1996: Peoples’ Choice Kilcoy Art Group Open Exhibition

1995-2015: Kilcoy, Esk, Toogoolawah, Woodford & Crows Nest Shows – Multiple Prize winning Oil, Acrylics, Watercolour, Pastel, Pen & Wash, Pencil. All subjects.


  • Kilcoy Shire Cultural Directory, 2000 – entry for Fine Arts, Floral Art, and Calligraphy
  • Qld Country Life Editorial segment for Fine Art, 3 August 2006
  • Kilcoy Sentinel, Cultural achievers segment, 18 April 2001

Artwork Presentations and Donations to Organisations:

Kilcoy Shire Council Chambers, Kilcoy Shire Mayoral Ball, Kilcoy State High School, Kilcoy District Historical Society, Kilcoy RSL, Kilcoy Bowls Club, Kilcoy Motel, Kilcoy Exchange Hotel, Kilcoy Lions Club, Kilcoy Wood Wine & Art Festival, Kilcoy Show Society, Woodford Historical Society 2001 Federation Centenary Celebrations, Esk Shire Council Chambers.

Other Achievements:

  • Judging of Junior Artwork for Kilcoy Shire Council Australia Day Celebration, 1998
  • Judging of Kilcoy State High School Art Acquisitions, student artwork from 2002-2015
  • Organisational Assistance for Kilcoy Art Group Annual Exhibitions & Kilcoy Art Society Inc
  • Fine Arts Steward Kilcoy Pastoral Agricultural & Industrial Show
  • Kilcoy Wood Wine & Art Festival- Art co-ordinator from 2000
  • Leukaemia Foundation “Cows on Parade” fundraiser, painting of fibreglass cows 2001
  • Hunting Lodge Estate B&B Murals, 2005
  • Kilcoy Show Society Pavilion Community Mural, 2010
  • Kilcoy Art Gallery tile murals, 2009
  • Yowie Park Yowie Board painting, 2003
  • Commission artwork for private collections
  • Tuition experience with various professional artists Group & Solo Exhibitions

Group & Solo Exhibitions:

  • Kilcoy Art Group Inc from 1994
  • Kilcoy Art Society Inc, Courthouse Gallery from 2006
  • Woodford Art Group from 1996
  • Jallas Café Woodford, 2007 and 2011
  • Kilcoy State School Art Show 2009
  • Special Guest Art Display Woodford Library- 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Ringsfield House, Nanango, 2009
  • Woongooroo Estate & Winery, 2010
  • Brisbane Valley Art Competitions from 2008
  • Tenterfield Gallery 2009 – 2013
  • Crea-art-ivity Xpo, Moore, 2014
  • Kilcoy Art Society Inc Artist of the Month 2013, 2014
Sample Work

Daybreak at the Homestead (Oil)

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Crest of the Hill (Oil)

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Old Hay Truck (Pastel)