Noni Drew


Noni Drew is an aesthetic appreciator and colour lover which translates into her vibrant abstract paintings and sculptural works. 

Focussing on the emotional response to colour and themes such as memory, the domestic and motherhood, Noni's practice draws on personal observations and mediated images which are deconstructed and layered into abstracted compositions which hint at figures, landscapes, interiors and still lives.


Exploring the boundaries between abstraction and representation, experiences of travel and engagement with other cultures, particularly her time living in Morocco, heavily influence her work.  Combining bold gestural and painterly marks with hard edged shapes, her work is spontaneous and organic in its evolution.

Noni holds a Master of Contemporary Art (First Class Honours) from Victorian College of The Arts, University of Melbourne. 

Noni's work is held in the University of Melbourne's George Paton Gallery collection, the University of Melbourne Southbank Student Union collection and numerous private collections in Australia and internationally. 

Noni lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.





2019 Master of Contemporary Art (First Class Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne


2017 Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne


2015 Painting Techniques, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne


1996 Bachelor of Arts, RMIT University, Melbourne



2021 Pandemic Paintings, Five Walls Gallery, Melbourne

2019 ‘Holi’, MSG Gallery, Melbourne


2017 ‘Sounds of the Souk’, Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney


2016 ‘Living the Dream’, MSG Gallery, Melbourne



2021 Bayside Art Prize, Bayside Gallery, Melbourne

2019 ‘VCA Grad Show’, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne


‘Family and Friends’, Daine Singer, Melbourne


‘From Where I Stand’, VCA Artspace, Melbourne


2018 ‘Whatever (Doesn’t) Works!!/ Remixing the Already-Made’, Assembly Point Vitrines, Melbourne

‘While They Decide’, VCA Artspace, Melbourne


2017 ‘Make Space, Hold Space, Claim Space’, The Artist’s Guild, Docklands Art Collective, Melbourne


‘GCVA Graduate Show’, VCA Artspace, Melbourne


‘Parameters and Frameworks’, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne


2015 ‘Painting Graduate Exhibition’, VCA Artspace, Melbourne



George Paton Gallery Collection

University of Melbourne, Southbank Student Union Collection

Works held in private collections in Australia, United Kingdom and USA



2021 Bayside Art Prize, People's Choice Award

2020 Finalist Bayside Art Prize

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