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    14.11.19 Adam Lester in Last Seen project

    Adam Lester has created a painting for Last Seen, an initiative of the Queensland Eye Institute which partners contemporary artists with a visually impaired person, to depict their last dearly-held memory before their sight deteriorated. Lester shows his work alongside fellow artist, Claudia Greathead.

    The exhibition of the paintings can be seen at QPAC from 5pm on Friday 15 November 2019.

    For more information, please click here. 

    Image credit: Adam Lester   Oscar’s day at the beach   2019   oil and acrylic on canvas   100.0 x 200.0 cm


    22.11.17 Adam Lester in Brisbane News

    Adam Lester’s current exhibition, This Ole House is featured in Brisbane News magazine.

    The article, written by Phil Brown, explores Lester’s inspiration for his latest body of work including travels to Sri Lanka and South India.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Adam Lester
    This Ole House
    7 November – 25 November

    To view the exhibition online, please click here.

    Image credit: Adam Lester   Mahaweli Snake River   2017   acrylic and oil on canvas   170.0 x 122.0 cm


    06.07.17 Mural Commission at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

    Adam Lester was commissioned to create two large-scale murals on the exterior walls of the children’s ward at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

    The murals feature a colourful, playful flotilla of marina vessels inspired by the maritime history of the surrounding South Bank area.

    To read more in an article by Brisbane Times, please click here. 

    Image credit: Work in progress as Adam Lester develops his mural at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital


    21.04.17 Adam Lester in Parliament House Art Collection 

    Adam Lester’s painting Local 2014 has been acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra. The painting is from Lester’s 2014 exhibition, Summerland.

    For more information about the Parliament House Art Collection, please follow click here.

    Image credit: Adam Lester   Local   2014   mixed media on tarpaulin   170.0 x 140.0 cm   Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra


    20.11.14 Adam Lester at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery

    Cars = my Automolove at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery is about cars and car culture. It features historic and contemporary Australian artworks that reflect our daily experience associated with cars, but also the infrastructure and landscape that cars can inhabit.  This exhibition features historical and contemporary work by artists John Brack, Ben Quilty and Alex Seton.

    The exhibition will open 22 November 2014 and will stay current until 30 January 2015.

    For more information please click here

    Image credit: Adam Lester   Chilli’s Bestest Cars #3   2008   mixed media on canvas   122.0 x 122.0 cm



    Adam features in the current copy of Map Magazine, see full image of article below.


    20.12.13 Adam Lester Visits Southern India

    This picture was taken by Lester, during a recent trip to southern India.

    From my earliest memories of doodling stick figures on whatever scrap of paper I could find until now, as I continue to search for a style that defines me as an artist, there isn’t a time where art hasn’t been a very important part of my life. Whether I am creating a portrait, capturing a moment in a street scene, or painting a still-life, art has helped me keep a visual journal of where I’ve been, what I’ve done, and how I’ve grown.

    ​We can see that Lester is often inspired by everyday scenes, painting forms an extension of his daily experiences. Perhaps this recent photo may become a painting for an upcoming exhibition at JMG.


    18.09.12 Adam Lester's Home in Design Files

    Adam Lester had his home featured by The Design Files as part of their Australian Homes series.

    The artist’s character-filled Queenslander home also doubles as Adam’s workplace with his studio existing under the house.

    Please click here to read the article and view images


    09.06.12 Adam Lester Interviewed by Daily Imprint

    Adam Lester has been interviewed by Daily Imprint to discuss his painting practice and what inspires him.

    To read the interview, please click here.

    Image credit: Adam Lester   Kali   2010   mixed media on canvas   170.0 x 170.0 cm


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