Veronika Zeil

Born     1967, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany


2013MA Visual Arts (Monash University)
2004Diploma of Arts (Graphic Design and Advertising)
1997BA Science Biology (Central Queensland University)


2018 Bendigo Bank Andrew Fisher Portrait Prize, Highly Commended
2017CQU Anniversary Award
2016Winner Brigalow Arts Festival
2015Winner Emerald Central Highlands Art Prize
2015Highly Commended Art on Show Mackay
2012Winner Open Section Sarina Art Extravaganza
2009Commended Oil/Acrylic Section Sarina Art Extravaganza
2008Winner Open Section Sarina Art Extravaganza
2008Highly Commended Open Section Arts West, Longreach
2008 Highly Commended Watercolour, Capricorn Coast Arts Festival
2007Winner of CQ University Fauna and Flora Award, Capricorn Coast Art Festival
2007Three Dimensional & Fibre Works Award Rio Tinto Aluminium Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards
20073D Art Winner, Livingstone Shire Council Castaway Art Competition
20073D Highly Commended, Rockhampton Regional Castaway Art Competition
2004Highly Commended at the Emerald Town Logo competition


2019Welcome to the Lucky Country, Harvey Bay Regional Gallery
2018Welcome to the Lucky Country, Gympie Regional Gallery
2017Welcome To the Lucky Country, Banana Shire and Central Highlands Regional Gallery
2015Sojourn into Arcadia, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery
2014Dichotomy of Place, Artslink Exhibition Touring Program
2013Dichotomy of Place, Artslink Exhibition Touring Program
2012Dichotomy of Place, Bundaberg Regional Gallery
2012Dichotomy of Place, Rockhampton Walter Reid, Gallery 6
2012Eroding Connections, Bundaberg Regional Gallery
2010Twoways, Springsure Art Gallery
2010Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Central Highlands Regional Gallery
2009Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Central Highlands Regional Gallery
2008Swimming with Cows, Mill Gallery, Yeppoon and Emerald Regional Gallery
2007Quirky Capricornia, Mill Gallery, Yeppoon
2006Fragments and Aspects of our Environment, Mill Gallery, Yeppoon

Group Exhibitions (2016 onwards)

2019Brigalow Art Festival
2019Rio Tinto Aluminium Martin Hanson Memorial Awards
2019Landscapes of our Mind, Banana Shire Regional Gallery
2019CQU Creates, Touring Exhibition and Competition, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton
2019Rhythms, Walter Reid Gallery
2019Counterparts Project, Rockhampton Art Gallery and Flying Arts Alliance
2019Morton Bay Art Prize (Finalist)
2019John Villiers Art Prize (Finalist)
2019Blackwater Art Prize
2019Art on Show Mackay
2019Bayton Award (Finalist)
2018Morris Prize (Finalist)
2018Fisher Portrait Prize, Gympie
2018Paint the Port, Gladstone
2018Brigalow Art Award
2018Origins, Walter Reid Gallery
2018Spring into Art, Walter Reid Gallery
2018Kern Arcade, CQ Contemporary Artists
2017Brisbane Art Prize (Finalist and Speaker)
2017        Blackwater Art Prize
2017CQU Creates
2017Art On Show Mackay
2017Flying Arts Qld
2017Heat, Walter Reid Centre
2016Blackwater Art Prize
2016CQU Creates
2016Art On Show Mackay
2016Flying Arts Qld (Touring Finalist)
2016Martin Hanson, Gladstone
2016Emerald Central Highlands Art Award
2016Brigalow Art Award
2016Raw, CQ Contemporary Artists


Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton Grammar School, Central Highlands Shire Council, Jericho Shire Council, private, national and international collections


2017Brisbane Art Prize
2011Speaker at Creativity Forum, CQU, Rockhampton
2011Presentation at Art Symposium, Department of Architecture and Design, Monash University
2012Presentation at Art Symposium, Department of Architecture and Design, Monash University

Art Residency

2019Hambidge Centre, Georgia, USA

Professional Development

2019John Meade Workshop – Developing Practice, Rockhampton Art Gallery and Victorian Centre of the Arts
2019Elysha Rei Workshop- Exhibition Development Program, Flying Arts Alliance and Rockhampton Art Gallery
2019Landscape Painting, Joe Furlonger Workshop, Rockhampton Walter Reid Centre
2018Mosaic Masterclass, Giulio Menossi, Sardinia, Italy
2016Knickerbocker and Pankratz-Smith, Cement Adhesives, San Diego, USA
2016Mosaic Rachel Sagar, San Diego, USA
2015Cooee Bay Painting Workshop Andrew Antoniou and Rachel Ellis
2014Cooee Bay Painting Workshop David Fairburn
2013Painting with Tanja Gnatz, Heiligkreuztal, Germany
2012Cooee Bay Painting Workshop Peter Sharp
2012Sculpture, Sherri Warner Hunter, Chicago, USA
2012Mosaic, Gary Drostle, Chicago, USA
2012Mosaic, Oliver Budd, Chicago, USA

Community Involvement

2019Mosaic Workshop at Rockhampton Regioanl Art Gallery
2019Portrait Workshop at Rockhampton Regional Gallery
2019Monthly Art Tour of Exhibitions at Rockhampton Regional Gallery


Video Documentary

Australian Country, July/August 2018, Artist in Residence

CQ Contemporary Artists recognised in John Villiers Outback Art Prize

German-born Veronika Zeil is a visual artist whose practice includes painting in oil and acrylics, drawing, mosaic work and sculpting in wire and cement. She exhibits annually in regional galleries and commercial spaces, and her work has been snapped up by CQUniversity, local councils, and national and international collectors.

Art Lovers Welcome To 2018 CQU Creates Art Awards Exhibition

The winner of the CQU 2017 Anniversary Award ($500) is an acrylic painting by Veronika Zeil, entitled ‘Milestones at home campus’, which depicts the “iconic landmarks and structures, artworks and logo” of the Rockhampton Campus from its first foundations in 1967 to the Rockhampton Campus of today


QLD Art Alliance and Flying Arts, National Association for the Visual Arts, Society of American Mosaic Artists, Mosaic Artists of Australia and New Zealand, Capricorn Contemporary Artists, Volunteer Rockhampton Art Gallery. Blue Card, Driver License

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