Lars Stenberg has lived in Scotland, Cornwall and Australia. During the 30-odd years he has been making art he has often kept body and soul together with jobs that pay actual money. He has been by turns a builder’s labourer, teacher, punk drummer, bookseller, illustrator, new-media design manager, gallery monkey, social equality activist, and communications director for a UK charity. He has been painting in Victoria since 2002 and is now a permanent resident. He lives in Ballarat.

Academic qualifications

BA hons in Fine Art
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland 1985

Selected solo and group exhibitions

Solas: Solitude & Light, open studio 2021
Backspace Gallery, Ballarat. Tree Art. Group exhibition 2016
Vox Populi Art, Ballarat. Six Artists 2016
Tate Gallery, Fryerstown. Paintings of Walking solo exhibition 2015
Studio Sø. Drawing Together. Group exhibition 2014
Bowen Hill Studios. Drawing Together. Group exhibition 2013
Art Gallery of Ballarat. Aurora (With Marion East) 2012
Central Goldfields Gallery, Maryborough. Broken Ground solo exhibition 2012
Penny School Gallery, Maldon. Solo exhibition 2012
Lamb Gallery, Dundee. Larger than Life: Dundee Imagists in the 1980s 2012
Post Office Gallery, University of Ballarat. AIRed group exhibition 2011
Space 22, Ballarat. Walking the Lanes solo exhibition 2011
Penny School Gallery, Maldon. Solo exhibition 2010
Penny School Gallery, Maldon. Solo exhibition 2009
Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff (With Lily Chorny and Alan Bates) 2009
Post Office Gallery, University of Ballarat. Solo exhibition. 2007
Penny School Gallery, Maldon. Solo exhibition. 2007
Penny School Gallery, Maldon. Solo exhibition. 2006
Remuera Gallery, Auckland. Gallery artist. 2005 – present
Intrude Gallery, Melbourne. 2005
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen. Gallery artist. 1997 – 2000
Burnside Gallery, Cupar. Solo exhibition. 1999
Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow. Gallery artist. 1997 – 2001
Malcolm Innes Gallery, Edinburgh and London. Gallery artist. 1997 – 1999
Aldeburgh Gallery, Suffolk. Solo festival exhibition. 1994
Whiteley’s, London. Guardian Art for Sale exhibition. 1993
WASPS studios touring exhibition. 1990
Vaughan Gallery, St. Andrews. Solo exhibition. 1989
Cork Gallery, New York. Scotch in the Apple group exhibition. 1989
McEwan and Ritchie Fine Art, Dundee. Solo exhibition. 1987
Dundee University Fine Art rooms. Solo exhibition. 1987
Collective Gallery, Edinburgh. Festival group exhibition 1986

Selected juried exhibitions and competitions

Flanagan Art Prize, St Ives Society of Artists, Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Scottish Society of Artists (SSA), the Society of Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen (SSAAC), Paisley Art Institute Drawing Competition and the Greenock Art Biennial.


Landscape Institute Landscape Policy Award and the President’s Award 2006
John Milne Purvis Prize for Painting. 1984


University of Ballarat Arts Academy. Artist in Residence   2010


Represented in public, corporate and private collections in the UK, US, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Notable collections include Art Gallery of Ballarat, St John of God hospitals and Wilson HTM in Australia and the estate of the late Roger Ebert, writer and critic in the USA.

Commissions and public art

WARM. Environmental community art project. 20016/17
Book illustrations for Two Blades of Grass by Peter Thoday. 2006/7
Discover Eden designs for Eden Project guidebooks. Cornwall, UK. 2006
Redesign of Scottish Parliament web site. 2002
The Lang Kist. Historic research and sculpture project. Dundee, UK. 1992
Makaris Gild. Historic research and illustration project. Dundee, UK. 1990
Mural. Public art piece. 200 metre mural. Dundee city centre 1989
Wavewall. Public art piece. With David Wilson. Dundee city centre 1988


BBC Your Paintings
Australian Home Beautiful. May 2011 pp 82-83
Drawn from Experience, Ian Thwaites & Rie Fletcher, Puriri Press, Auckland, 2007
New Landscapes – catalogue essay by Mary Modeen 2007
Review – Artspeak, New York 1989
Interview – Scottish Television arts programme ‘NB’ 1987
Review – Glasgow Herald 1987


Equality of Experience: Inclusive Design of Public Open Space. Paper for the 2nd International Conference for Universal Design, Kyoto, Japan 2007
Der Derde Plek (The Third Place). Article in Kom Op Straat, Belgium. 2006
Easy Access to Historic Landscapes policy publication for English Heritage. 2005
By All Reasonable Means guideline publication for the Countryside Agency, UK 2004
The Obvious Use of a Park. Article in Horticulture Weekly, UK. 2004
Access Statements. Article in Green Places, UK 2004

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