Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Nerelie Darbyshire was a watercolourist, describing herself as a farmer’s wife who lived at Condingup east of Esperance from about 1957, the first woman to settle in the area.
Concerned about the disappearance of wildflowers she endeavoured to document them. She exhibited wildflower paintings in solo exhibitions at the Cremorne Gallery in 1972 and earlier and participated in other exhibitions. She had art training - using the letters A.S.T.C. Diploma in Design after her name. (Adelaide Secondary Teachers' College?) She lectured and taught for Adult and Technical Extension Service in colour and design. A watercolour was auctioned in Adelaide in 2010.
Exhibitions: Cremorne Gallery 1972
Source: pers.com. Dorothy Erickson (10/4/2013)
1972 catalogue Cremorne Gallery.
Cuttings held by NSW Art Gallery in Australian Art and Artists file 1985. (ID 47411949)
National Library ofAustralia Biographical cuttings on Nerelie Derbyshire ID 42607906.
Portrait Photo: none known.