CERAMICS, Sculpture

I love working with abstract ideas and images based on landscape and elements of design, especially line and texture. I translate the ‘essence’ of the inspiration into my art work. The simple, honest and noble elements reflect the ‘wabi sabi’ philosophy of Zen Buddhism.


My 2D work explores a variety of gestural mark making techniques, which often evolve into artist book forms. I am also a prolific printmaker – creating manipulated digital images, cyanotypes and direct transfer prints which are then finished with highlights and details in gouache, water colour and pen and ink.

My 3D work includes jewellery from recycled metals and found objects and small intimate ‘objects’ exploring time and space, which give the elements a new lease on life.

Name: Noela Mills
Address: 21 Ash Street
Maleny, Qld 4552
Phone: 0414 875 958

More About Me

I am a professional artist, working for the past 40 years, producing paintings, prints, jewellery and fibre based art works for exhibitions in Australia and overseas.

I spent many years tutoring adults in major art school residencies, as well as ‘Artist in Residence’ at various schools in Australia and overseas, including 3 months at Uluru.

I have received a range of awards and grants over the years to further my studies and to exhibit in Australia and Southeast Asia. My work has been selected for many prestigious exhibitions and I am represented in private, corporate and government collections in Australia and overseas, including State Library, Qld; Monash University, Vic; Gallery Fantasia, Sano, Japan; and ‘Peace of Green’ Gallery, Maleny.