Nerrida Parfitt

Nerrida Parfitt is a contemporary painter with formal education in visual art, multimedia and graphic design.

Living in Victoria, and painting from her home studio, she also work as a multimedia designer.

Introduced to oil painting while studying a visual arts diploma in her teens, Nerrida has continued to pursue a passion for oil painting ever since.

Her representational artworks explore the relationship between the natural world and the built environment. Constructed from a combination of real and imagined scenes and elements, they often depict gothic scenes of the Australian landscape, sometimes with a surrealist undertone.

Inspired by abandoned buildings, historical architecture, forgotten places and the richness of the landscape, recurring themes of change and impermanence resonate through her work.


Selected Exhibitions

2021 Brunswick Street Gallery, “Fifty Squared Art Prize", Fitzroy, VIC.

2021 Corner Store Gallery, “Inside This Box: Group Exhibition", East Orange, NSW.

2021 Brunswick Street Gallery, “Shifting Realities", Fitzroy, VIC.

2021 Brunswick Street Gallery, “Small Works", Fitzroy, VIC.

2020 Linden New Art Gallery, “Linden Postcard Show", St. Kilda, VIC.

2020 "New Day artist collaboration", online fundraising exhibition.

2020 Walker Street Gallery, “9 by 5 exhibition", Dandenong, VIC.

2020 Moonee Valley Art Show, online.

2020 Woodend Art Show, Woodend, VIC.

2020 Bullarto Gallery, “Bushfire benefit", Bullarto, VIC.

2019 Brunswick Street Gallery, “Fifty Squared Art Prize", Fitzroy, VIC.

2019 Fortyfive Downstairs Gallery, “Small! 2019", Melbourne, VIC.

2019 Linden New Art Gallery, “Linden Postcard Show", St. Kilda, VIC.

2019 Brunswick Street Gallery, “Small Works Art Prize", Fitzroy, VIC.

2019 "Rotary Art Show", Bacchus Marsh, VIC.

2019 Brunswick Street Gallery, “Fifty Squared Art Prize", Fitzroy, VIC.

2014 Brunswick Street Gallery “New Surrealisms”, Fitzroy, VIC.

2010 Brunswick Street Gallery “Out of the Woods”, Fitzroy, VIC.

2010 Ink Gallery “Opening night”, Brunswick, VIC.

2009 Melton Artbeat, Melton, VIC.

2009 Brunswick Street Gallery “Bushfire Charity Art Auction”, Fitzroy, VIC.

2008 Sydney Art 08, Sydney, NSW.

2008 Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds, VIC.

2008 Brunswick Street Gallery “Smoke Signals”, Fitzroy, VIC.

2008 Linden Contemporary Art Space Postcard Show, St. Kilda, VIC.

2007 Wall Gallery “A Space Between”, Ascot Vale, VIC.

2006 Melton Artbeat, Melton, VIC.

2004 Angel Circus pop-up gallery, Fitzroy, VIC.


2016 High Country News magazine (February).

2014 Art Edit magazine (Issue 4).


2021 Art Lovers Australia Prize finalist.

2019 "People’s Choice award” at the Rotary Art Show, Bacchus Marsh, VIC.

2009 "Highly commended” at the Melton ArtBeat exhibition, VIC.