Chelsea Arnott is a 25 year old visual artist & writer living in Melbourne’s North. Utilising mixed media she creates bright fields of colour which play host to one-liners; many drawn from her personal diary/iPhone notes, delving into the realms of heartbreak, missed connection and grand romantic gestures. The works weave together to talk about all the ways we can love (and not love) someone. 



(Current) Fine Arts Honours, 2020

VCA, Melbourne University

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fine Art) 2014 – 2017

La Trobe University, Bendigo



WYD?, Group Exhibition, Trocadero Artspace, March 2020 (Delayed due to COVID-19)

PAST (selected)

Half-Memories, Solo Online Exhibition, Artereal Gallery, September 2020

Senisitive Sweethearts, Group Exhibition, Fortyfivedownstairs, March 2020 

Feminist Aesthetic, Group Exhibition, NOIR Darkroom, Jan 2020

Lost Paradise, Group Exhibition, Trocadero Artspace, Oct 2019

Some Words Put Together In a Melancholy Way, Group Exhibition, NOIR Darkroom, June 2019


Efflorescence, Group Exhibition, The Artists Guild Jan 2019


Stay Safe, Group Exhibition, NOIR Darkroom Oct 2018


Ya Coulda Been the Luv of Me Life, Solo Exhibition, NOIR Darkroom Sept 2018


Feline, Group Exhibition, Analogue Academy June 2018


Queer Country, Dudley House April 2018

(ongoing annually 2015-2018)


Window Shopping Solo Exhibition, NOIR Darkroom 2017


La Trobe University Graduate Exhibition 2016


Sleepover Club Initiative Fundraising Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Allpress Studios 2016


Re-Formed: Etta Hirsch Ceramics Collection Exhibition, Group Exhibition, La Trobe University 2016


Tart ARI Presents Summer Fling, Group exhibition, Dudley House, 2016


Queer Country @ Midsumma Festival, Group Exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, 2016



Bad Girl Painter: Chelsea Arnott by Minna Gilligan for Rookie Mag 


Art Box: October Artist 'Ya Coulda Been the Luv of Me Life' & Accompanying Article

Instagram: @chelseaarnott