Phil Henshall


  • First day of Spring, 1944: born
  • ‘50’s: started painting in oils
  • Mid ‘60’s: married, raised five children and worked as specialist contractor in the construction industry
  • Early new century: closed down the construction contracting business and moved to Icy Creek, where there are Lyrebirds for breakfast and mountains as far as the eye can see


1962 Matriculated, Marcellin College, Melbourne
1963/64 Architecture, RMIT.
1966/68 Religious study, Pallotti College
1969 Short art course, Caulfield Institute




1976 Group Exhibition, Young Originals Gallery, Prahran.
1999 Tmesis Gallery, Mt Eliza(“Continentscape”)
2000 Group exhibition at Serigraph Gallery, (“Inside Out”)
2001 Collingwood Gallery  (“I was just passing by a fence at Kilcunda”) and (“A Deconstructed Life”)
Old Drouin Butter Factory (“Landscapes and other Emotions”)
2002 Group exhibition, Mira Fine Art Gallery (Emerging Artists) Shared exhibition Collingwood Gallery (“Are we Having Fun Yet?”), Artist of the Month, Serigraph Gallery (“Wilsons Promontory-The Granites”),
2002/’03 Meeniyan Art Gallery (“Wilsons Prom-The Granites”),
2003 West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Vic (“Baw Baw Plateau – snow gums and granites”),
2004 Meeniyan Art Gallery “William Buckley Series”
2005 W Gipps Arts Centre (“Icy Creek Aspective” & “Journey to Bonnum Pic”),
2006 W Gipps Arts Centre (“Land, 'Ligion and Lazy Auction ”),
2010 LaTrobe Reg Gallery (Hazelwood Power Community Access) ('Perspectives on the Pilbara and oth....')
2011 Group Ex, Fed Square ("Emergence"); Abi Edwards Gall ("Cracks, Coastlines and Comments"); Meeniyan Art Gall ("The Lachlan Cavalier")
2012 Mezzanine Style Gall, Forbes ("The Lachlan Cavalier 2"); Abi Edwards Gall ("The Lachlan Cavalier 2")

2013 - 2015 Continuing exposure at Jinks, Artspace Wonthaggi, Serigragh; First exhibition at Quadrant Gallery in Hawthorn; 5 Group exhibitions.


1981 “The Foot Soldier of Ephesus”, A comic strip
2004 “William Buckley – A Visual Narrative”


2002 Daffodil Day Arts Awards, (can't recall what for!); Highly Commended, Aurora Australis Art Show (“Crucifiction 2”)
2003 Winner Spiritual Section, Aurora Australis Art Show (“Cathedral”)
2004 Shortlisted, John Leslie Art Prize  (“Ridge”)
2005 Shortlisted, Tattersall’s Contemporary Art Prize  (“Yarra Gorge”); Highly Commended, Daffodil Day Arts Awards (“Kent…not drowning, living!”)
2006 Highly commended, Alvaro Painting Prize ("Great Western ")
2008 Shortlisted, Flanagan Art Prize (Ballarat) ("Canyon")
2009 Shortlisted Flanagan Art Prize ("From Caldera to City")
2010 Finalist John Leslie Art Prize ("Points of Vantage"); Registrations of Aspective and Aspectivism * I.P. Aust
Published in "Out of the Ashes" ("Into the Gates of Hell1 &2")

2014 1st Prize, Eco Arts Prize (Mt Baw Baw) ("Plateau. Winter, Summer")

         2nd Prize, Archi Baw Baw ("Mr Chairlift")

         Finalist, Scope Galleries Art Award ("Bourne Creek")

         Finalist, Flanagan Prize ("Smiths Redhead 1")

* Aspectivism

  • the manipulation of perspective in order to express the elapse of time and/or a moving viewpoint
  • an aspect from an extreme or unusual viewpoint


  • Baw Baw Shire Council (“Icy Creek Aspective”)
Public Works
2011 "Gulwarra Water Feature" in collab with Warragul Cemetry Trust
2014 "Neerim Bower" in collab with Christine Cochran and Keith Graham and NDPA

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