Judith Forrest
is an English born Artist and a former Senior Lecturer and Program Manager at Claremont School of Art and Central Tafe in Perth, Western Australia. Her professional practice spans more than 30 years. Judith's paintings, sculptures and public artworks can be seen around Western Australia. The intention of her work is to create a link between the small incidents of daily life and the more profound experience generated by an enjoyment of visual art.

Courtesy: Bela Kotai


  • Community

  • Public Art

  • Exhibitions & Collections

  • Publications & TV


Lecturer Drawing Painting Claremont School of Art
Lecturer in Drawing BA Graphic Design Curtin University
Lecturer & Program Manager Hedland College Fine Art
Lecturer Textiles BA Program Newcastle University
Art Teachers Training Program & Fine Art Higher Diploma Bathurst CAE

Public Art Presentations by public artists living in the town of Vincent 11
Creative Conversations Presentations by practicing artists living in the town of Vincent 10
WA Fibre and Textiles Association Dutch/African wax prints & silk hankies 09
Vincent Forum,  “Where do you get your Ideas” lecture in Perth. 09
Artsource Lectures to Indigenous and other Pilbara Communities “Exhibition & Public Art Practice Management 08”
Artist’s Lounge, lecture on professional practice Perth. 2008
Edith Cowan University, lecturer for ARTiculate 2007 lecture series
Artsource Conference, lecturer–“Managing a Professional Art & Public Art Practice” Esperance 2007
General Practitioners, Personal Development Lecture Series 2006
West Australian School of Art & Design, Lecture - Managing an Art Practice 06 -07


1996-1999 Program Manager Fine Art, West Australian School of Art and Design - Responsible for Budget, Staffing & Program delivery at Claremont, Perth & Fremantle Campuses.
1994-1996  A/Principal Claremont School of Art.
Managed school equipment and salaries budget for staff and students.
1983-1985 Program Leader Art and Design  Hedland College.
Managed the budgets for all art programs. Designed, implemented and budgeted for vocational and non-vocational art programs in the local population and outlying Aboriginal communities.

Department of Building Management & Works Mt Lawley Primary School % for art project – 2013 current
City of Perth Wall Inc Project (Northbridge Mural.) September 2012
L.W.P. 3 small artworks for public open spaces in  Agora Village - October 2012
Department of Building Management & Works Artworks for Linear Park at Fiona Stanley Hospital completed (Final installation 2013 )
BHP Billiton & Newman Council Artworks for a new community Park – May 2011
Department of Child Protection Memorial for “The Forgotten Australians”, Perth Cultural precinct – December 2010.
Department Treasury & Finance, Aubin Grove Primary School % for art project – December 2010
Windsor Knight Pty Ltd Artworks for new building 44 Station St Subiaco – November 09
Wellard Village 3 sculptures for the new village complex – March 09
City of Vincent Artworks for the Loftus Community Centre – November 08
City of Wanneroo Concept design for “Wall of Honour” 08
City of Wanneroo Artworks and plaques for Heritage trail – October 08
Town of Cambridge Artwork and community tap for Ocean Mia Village – November 08
Capricorn at Yanchep 2 sculptures for Mary Lindsay Park. New housing development – October 07
City of Vincent, Hyde Park: Sculpture for wetlands Sculpture Trail, – 06
Landcorp & Mirvac Hollywood High School Site New housing development Nedlands Perth – Feb 06
Nedlands Cultural and Community Society Mason’s Gardens, commemorative art walk, – April 05
Department of Housing & Works: Ashdale Primary School, % for Art Project for a new school, – Jan 05
Main Roads WA: Roe Hwy Stage VI, Sculpture for the dual use path along the new highway, – Aug 04
Department of Housing & Works: Cold Store, 4 sculptures for a government housing project, Fremantle – 03
City of Cockburn, design realization, construction & supervision of TAFE students winning project, – 03
Fremantle Ports Authority, 8 sculptures for the ferry terminal at O’ Connor Landing, – 02
City of Bunbury: Carey Park, 2 works for the streetscape upgrade of this suburb: collaborator Tony Jones, – 02
Reclaim Reuse Recycle Centre, Sculpture of recycled materials: collaborator Tony Jones, – 02


Sculpture @ Bather’s Beach Fremantle invitational exhibition, 2013
Polytechnic West Junction Gallery, “Of Spears & Pruning Hooks”, exhibition, curated by Stuart Elliott October 2011
Perth Galleries “Holding the Line” Solo, July 2010
Bunbury Regional Gallery Closet Circus selected works from the Horn Collection, April 2008
Riseborough Estate “Country” invitational exhibition, October 07
Perth Galleries “It started in the Drawing Room.” Solo, February 2007
Perth Galleries “Mixed” group exhibition, February 2006
Perth Galleries “The Natural Order”, Solo, July2005
Perth Galleries “Luxury Items & Simple Skills,” Solo, 2004
Perth Galleries Group Exhibition, 2004
Perth Galleries, Group Exhibition, 2003
Perth Galleries, Solo, 2001
Gallerie Düsseldorf, Solo, 1995
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, invitational exhibition, 2005
The Space Between” “Art & Fashion”, Shop Windows, Murray Street, Perth, 2004
Midland TAFE Gallery, “Dog III”, Invitational exhibition, curated by Stuart Elliott 2003
Gomboc Gallery: Millennium City Sculpture Symposium, 1999
West Australian School of Art and Design Gallery, Central Metropolitan College 1999
Mundaring Art Centre: Mine Own Executioner, painting, curated by Stuart Elliott, 1995


Royal Perth Hospital
City of Wanneroo, Shire Council
West Australian School of Art and Design, Perth
West Australian Chamber of Commerce, Perth
Insurance & Superannuation Commission of WA
French Consul to London
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Oracle, USA
The L&L Horn Collection WA
Alinta   Three portrait commissions.


News radio broadcast Dec 2010
WA Stateline 6 Nov 09
News broadcast Jul 05
State wide current affairs program Jul 05
Channel 31, Artist in focus March 05
Artists Profile Magazine, An illustrated article about me and my work. Anne Saunders 09
Art Monthly, Art Notes West Australia - illustrated description of exhibition work. Nien Schwartz Jul 10

The West Australian

27/12/10 Review of public art in Perth Beatrice Thomas
25/7/10 Review Holding the Line Ric Spencer
20/2/07 Image  Masons Gardens “Nedlands eye catcher”
3/7/04 “ Mischief on the Home Front” Review Simon Blond
14/4//01 Review David Bromfield
10/12/98 Review Robert Cook
1/12/96 Review on Claremont School of Art   Murray Gill
28/8/95 Review” Images of Past” David Bromfield

Closet Circus Publication of WA Artists in the Horn Collection   April 08
State of the Arts April June 2003 Photo for Article Paola Anselmi
www: artseeninwa.com
 review public artwork 2006, Snap Shots from Lupin Hill ,Charles Mc Laughlin
Exhibition review 2005 The Natural Order 2005 Judith Mc Grath
Western Suburbs Weekly
15/12/10 Forgotten Australians Memorial
13/2/07 “Hazards & rewards in an artistic life”: an article on my art practice
20/7/10 “Bridging the Artistic Gap” review of “Holding the Line”
Xpress Magazine
29/6/04 Eye 4 Arts “Women’s Work” Review Kate Crowe
Summer Issue 2005 Public Art Roe Hwy.
Guardian Express
 “Defining the Age of Innocence” 22/6/04
Spice Magazine
Spring Issue 2006 painting: “Dancing on a Sunbeam”
Summer Issue 2006 painting of garage door
Catalogues Forward for Graduation Students Claremont School of Art Nov 95,96,97,98 and Western Australian School of Art & Design Nov 99