A well established Perth Artist, Mary-Jane Malet emigrated to Perth in 1965 from England, where she had completed her Diploma in Fine Art at the prestigious Ruskin College in Oxford. 9 years of travel, study and exhibitions in England held her in high regard as an established Artist when she settled in Perth where she has continued her career in both teaching art and exhibiting her work. Mary-Jane captures the soft light of our beautiful Western Australian seascapes and landscapes.


Mary-Jane Malet – Artist Biography

Arrived Australia November 1968.
Australian Nationality 1970.

Mary-Jane was educated at St Teresa’s Convent, Minehead England. In 1955 she won a scholarship to The Somerset College of art where she studied for two years.

From 1958 to 1960 she completed The National Diploma in Design and The Oxford University Diploma in Fine Art at The Ruskin School for Drawing and Fine Art, in Oxford. During this time she consistently won prizes for paintings, judged by leading art critics and nationally known artists.

Mary-Jane taught art at St Audrey’s School, Willeton Somerset during 1961. Further study followed in Spain, Greece, Malta, Germany and France. In Malta in 1963, she taught art at The Sacred Heart Convent for nine months. After nine years study and travel, Mary-Jane held two successful exhibitions in England before emigrating to Australia in 1968 where she settled in Perth Western Australia.

During 1970-71 she conducted several Adult Education courses in art and in particular she taught at The Albany Summer School in 1970. Several commissions followed as a private tutor to both young and adult students. She was appointed Artist in Residence at Tresillian Community Centre Nedlands WA in 1983


1969    Hendford , Forrest St., Peppermint Grove W.A

1975    Collectors Gallery, Hay St. Perth, W.A

1978    The Cliff St. Gallery Fremantle.

1980    Hunkers Broadway, Nedlands.

1982    Greenhill Gallery Perth WA

1983    Greenhill Gallery Perth WA

1985    Howard St. Gallery, Perth WA

1987    Glyde St. Gallery Mosman Pk WA

1991    Stafford Studios Perth WA

1992    Stafford Studios Perth WA

1993    Stafford Studios Perth WA

1994    Stafford Studios Perth WA

1994    “The Best of Australia” Hong Kong.

1995    “The Best of Australia” Hong Kong

1995    Stafford Studios Perth WA

1997    Stafford Studios Perth WA

1998    Stafford Studios Perth WA

1999    “Ballet On Show” Perth International Festival Stafford Studios

2000    Stafford Studios Perth WA

2001    Stafford Studios Perth WA

2002    Stafford Studios Perth WA

2005    Studio Exhibition Willis St. Mosman Pk.WA

2006    Studio Exhibition Willis St. Mosman Pk.WA

2007    Studio Exhibition Willis St. Mosman Pk. WA

2008    Studio Exhibition Willis St. Mosman Pk. WA

2010    Studio Exhibition Willis St. Mosman Pk. WA


 1984    Artist In Residence Tresillian Community Centre

1985    Full Time Lecturer in Drawing and Painting Claremont School of Art

2005    Artist In Residence The British School In Delhi


1999    Town Of Mosman Pk. Annual Award

2001    Town Of Mosman Pk. Annual Award

2002    Town Of Mosman Pk. Annual Award


  • Royal Perth Hospital WA
  • Harvey Rotary Club
  • Peppermint Grove Shire Council
  • Weld Club Perth WA
  • Notre Dame University
  • John 23rd College WA
  • Burswood Casino and Hotel WA
  • Mosman Park Shire Council WA

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