Cally Lotz is a Melbourne based artist primarily known for her still life paintings. Employing a highly articulate style, she uses low key, non-narrative imagery to explore complex psychological states such as containment, austerity and isolation. Her motifs such as empty buckets, parcels and plastic bottles exist only as empty signifiers, enabling a deeper and more meaningful investigation into these concerns and the formal aspects of representational painting.

Lotz completed an MFA (with Higher Distinction) in 2019 at RMIT Melbourne, and a BVA (Hons) at The University of South Africa (UNISA). Her work has been exhibited in South Africa, Germany, India and Australia. She has been the recipient of numerous residencies including St Vincent’s Melbourne 2014-1015, AIR Vallauris France, 2017, and Sandbox Studios Melbourne 2019-2020. Her work is held in public collections including Sasol and UNISA in South Africa, St Vincent’s in Melbourne and AIR Vallauris in France.








2019     MFA (Higher Distinction) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT

2009     BVA (Hons) University of South Africa, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa



2020          Stiff Upper Lip, March 17, FortyFiveDownstairs, Melbourne, Australia (postponed)

2019/20     Night Bottles, RMIT Art Intersect Lightbox, Melbourne, Australia

2018          Restrain, West End Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

2017         Contain, Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

2015         Simply There, Birds Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014        Four Rooms, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009        Apocalypse, artSpace Gallery, Durban, South Africa



2020     Layers of Time, West End Art Space, Melbourne

2020     Here, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

2020     Nino Sanciolo Art Prize finalists, 8 April, Elysium Gallery, Melbourne (postponed)

2018     Behind the Curtain, YSG - Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

2018     One Night Stand: Aberration, The Burrow, curated by Coalesce ARI. Melbourne

2017     A.I.R. Vallauris, Cote d’Azur, France

2017     Stockroom 1 Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2016     Who is Looking at You? Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2015     St Vincent’s Artists in Residence Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia

2015     Small Works, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014     4 Rooms, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2013     Nouvelle, Birds Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012     Crumpled, Bamboo Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011      About Face, Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

2011      Migration, artSpace Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2011      Park Contemporary, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2010      Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa

2010      A Cultural Bridge, Association of Arts, Pretoria, South Africa

2010      The Landscape: Unity and Diversity, CEWAC, Hyderabad, India

2010      Johannesburg Art FairBreak exhibited by UNISA, South Africa

2009      Mine, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2009     ALPOA, artSpace Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008     Nivea ‘Start’ art award exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2007     Expanding Horizons, Garret Artists, artSpace Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2006     Workers in Progress, artSpace Gallery, Durban, South Africa



2011     About Face, Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 



2019 – 2020   sandbox Studios, Melbourne, Australia

2017     A.I.R. Vallauris, Cote d’Azur, France

2016    Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014 – 2015      St. Vincent’s Residency, Caritas Christie, Melbourne, Australia.  



2020     Shortlisted for Nino Sanciolo Art Award  - (result postponed)

2020    Finalist in Lethbridge Art Competition

2019/2020     One year studio residency, Sandbox Studios, Melbourne, Australia

2018     Finalist in Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) - Australia

2014/15/16 Finalist in Who is looking at You - Australia

2010     Finalist in Sasol New Signatures – South Africa

2008     Finalist in Nivea Start art award – South Africa



St Vincent’s, Melbourne, Australia

University of South Africa, (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa

A.I.R Vallauris, Cote d’Azur, France

Sasol, Johannesburg, South Africa




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