Beverley Budgen, a Queensland artist began painting as a very young child.

Beverley studied with Moriarty, Betty and Roy Churcher, Gleghorn, Ed May and John Firth-Smith.  Since 1982 she has travelled widely to London, Cornwall, Devon, Liverpool, Lindisfarne – Holy Island, Whitby, Scotland, Paris, Normandy, Florence, Rome, Tuscany, Italian Riviera, India, Ireland, Amsterdam, St Petersburg, Los Angeles and New York.


1972 – 1978 Saturday Morning children’s art classes, Manly West State School, Brisbane

1975 – 1978 Committee Member, Queensland Art Gallery Society

1976 – 1978 Editor, Queensland Art Gallery Society Newsletter

1978 – 1983 Workshop Leader Art Link, Queensland Arts Council

1978 – 1983 Lecturer, Queensland College of Art

Painting Lecturer, Queensland College of Art

Drawing Lecturer, Queensland College of Art

Painting Seminar for Urban Indigenous Artists,  Queensland College of Art

1980 – 1981 Artist-In-Schools, Memerambi, Wynnum North Primary School, Australian Council and Qld Education 

1981 Illustrator, Jacaranda Press

1982 – 1984 Gifted and Talented Children’s Art Program, McGreggor Primary School, Brisbane

1983 – 1987 Painting and Drawing Tutor, Australian Flying Art School

1985 Lecturer, Drawing for Design School of Design, QCA

Painting and Drawing Tutor, Queensland Art Gallery

TAFE Townsville workshops.

 Artist-In-Schools, Ashgrove Primary School, Qld Education Department

James Cook University seminar, Mackay Campus

1986 Painting and Drawing Tutor, Queensland Art Gallery

1987 Lecturer, Drawing for Design School of Design, QCA

1987 – 1988 Painting Tutor, Queensland Cultural Centre Trust

1990 NQ Art Society seminars and Painting in Far North Queensland

Committee Member, Queensland Art Gallery Society

Painting and Drawing Tutor, Queensland Art Gallery

1991 Visiting Artist Queensland Art Gallery

Painting and Drawing Tutor, Queensland Art Gallery

Committee Member Queensland Art Gallery Society

1991-1993 Painting and Drawing Lecturer, Griffith Artworks, Nathan Campus, Griffith University

1992 Ten Hands On Visiting artists at the 10th Birthday, Queensland Art Gallery

1993 Drawing Tutor Griffith University, Qld College of Art

1999 Co-facilitator Lifeline painting workshops, Cairns

2004 Redlynch Primary School, Qld, art  for children with learning difficulties

1999 – 2012 Art for gifted children, Cairns Australia

2010 Workshops, Cairns Regional Gallery


1973 Design Arts Centre, Brisbane
1974 Martin Gallery, Townsville
1975 Italia Gallery, Brisbane; Dunwich Hall, Stradbroke Island
1976 Trinity Gallery, Cairns
1977 Linton Gallery, Toowoomba; Martin Gallery, Townsville
1979 Martin Gallery, Townsville
1980 Town Gallery, Brisbane; Point Danger Gallery, Coolangatta
1982 Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane
1984 City of Ipswich Gallery; Martin Gallery, Townsville
1985 Gallerie Baguette, Brisbane
1987 Gladstone City Art Gallery; Gallery 19, Mackay
1988 Australiana Gallery, EXPO ’88, Brisbane
1989 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
1993 Riverhouse Gallery, Brisbane
1995 Cafe Waterstreet Gallery, Brisbane
2000 Hub Gallery, Mission Beach, Qld
2010 Cairns Regional Gallery, Australia.  Retrospective – Paintings of Home and Abroad.
2015 Graydon Gallery, Brisbane.
2017 Grace Springs, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.
2018 A Vibrant Life, Townsville.


1954 Sunday Mail Art Exhibition, Brisbane
1954 Qld Government Tourist Bureau Art Show, Collins Street, Melbourne.
1964-68 Contemporary Art Society, Brisbane
1966/67 The Wednesday Group, Moreton Gallery,
1967/71/73/75 Queensland Art Gallery, LJ Harvey Memorial Prize
1969/73/75/76 Queensland Art Gallery, Trustees Art Prize
1972/73 The Wednesday Group, The Design Arts Centre
1973 Darnell de Gruchy, University of Queensland Art Museum
1974 Portia Geach Memorial Prize, Sydney;  Twelve Queensland Artists, Myer Gallery, Adelaide
1976 Brisbane Painters Today, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1977/78/80/81 Queensland Art Gallery, Trustees Art Prize
1978 Pedersen Prize, Queensland Art Gallery
1981 National Art Awards, Griffin Gallery, Canberra
1984/87 Gold Coast Art Prize Qld Australia
1988 Homage to Queensland Artists, Centre Gallery, Southport Australia
1990 Aberdare Art Award Ipswich City Gallery, Qld.
1991 Suncorp Finalists, Brisbane
1991 Artists and Aspects of Contemporary Art Society, 1961-73, Brisbane City Hall Gallery & Museum
1995 A Time Remembered, Queensland Art Gallery
1999 Past Students Artworks, Brisbane Girls Grammar School
2000 – 2010 Cairns Art Society Exhibition, Cairns Regional Gallery
2000 – 2008 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2017 You, Me and a Cup of Tea, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
2016 Images of an Era: The Martin Gallery, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2018 #LuvRedlands, Redlands Regional Gallery.


1954 The Sunday Mail Art Prize
1965 Brookfield Art Prize
1970 Brookfield Art Prize
1973 Caltex Warana Festival Open Award
1974 Brisbane RNA, oil painting
1975 Brisbane RNA, still life and Genre
1976 Booga Woongaroo Prize, Charleville

Landsborough Shire Council

Redlands Shire Council

1977 Labrador Apex Art Prize, Open
1978 Murgon Rotary Art Prize
1979 Rockhampton Art Prize

James Cook University, Townsville

1981 Beenleigh Art Prize
1982 Schonell Art Prize, Redcliffe
 Beenleigh Rotary Art Festival Open Prize
 Hinchinbrook Drawing Prize, Innisfail
 City of Ipswich Acquisitive Prize
 City of Rockhampton Acquisitive
 Commonwealth Games Warana Open Prize
 Manly Centenary Art Prize
1983 Cairns Art Prize, Acquisitive, Open
 Dirranbandi Portrait Prize
 Rockhampton Open Acquisitive
1986 Peter Stuyvesant Cultural Foundation Prize
1996 Moreton Bay Festival Acquisitive
1996 Moreton Bay College
2000 Federal Member for Leichhardt Award, Cairns, Acquisitive
2002 Bendigo Bank Award, Cairns, Acquisitive
2012 Brisbane Girls Grammar School
2012 Bulimba State School, Brisbane
2015 State Library of Queensland, John Oxley Library
2015 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
2016 Manly West Primary School
2017 Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery


1981 Caltex Summer Exhibition, Perc Tucker Art Gallery, Townsville
1983 Booga Woongaroo Festival Art Contest, Charleville
1985 19th Annual Atherton District Art Society Exhibition, Atherton
1989 Gayndah Orange Festival Art Prize, Gayndah
1990 Townsville Art Society Exhibition Prize, Perc Tucker Art Gallery, Townsville
1991 Innisfail Art Prize, Innisfail Town Hall.


Boulton, G.K. Art in North Queensland, 1987.
Bradbury, K. and Cooke, G. Thorns and Petals, 1988.
Considine, F. and Larner, B. Homage to Queensland Women Painters, 1988.
Cooke, G.R.  A Time Remembered, 1995.
Curan, S. Sun, Sea and Shadows. 1998.
Germaine, M. Artists and Galleries in Australia and NZ., 3rd edition, 1990.
Fridemains, H. Artists and Aspects of the Contemporary Art Society, Queensland Branch, 1991.
Germaine, M. Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia, 1991.
Queensland Art Gallery Annual Report, 1990-91, 1991-92.
England, M. From Riverbanks to Shearing Sheds: 30 years with Flying Arts, 2009.
Budgen, B. and Robinson, B.  Paintings from Home and Abroad. 2010.
State Library of Victoria.
University of Sydney Library.
Queensland Art Gallery Library Press Clippings.
The Artists personal collection of press clippings: 1954 – to the present day.
State Library of Queensland
National Library of Australia
B Budgen, A New Millennium, 2015
Images of an Era – The Martin Gallery, 2016