Lorelei Medcalf is an artist, printmaker and teacher. 

She lectures part time at Adelaide College of the Arts and facilitates printmaking workshops for all ages.

Printmaking is Lorelei's specialty and passion.  She makes big steel plate etchings, intricate copperplate engravings, unique-state books from tiny monotypes, and she screen prints the odd tea-towel or twenty.  Her exploration of materials includes creating intaglio prints from reclaimed metal plates, collaging her discarded proofs and drawing with etching tools made from found objects.

Lorelei lives on the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.

Solo Exhibitions

2016    We've got the sky to talk about, Sauerbier House, Port Noarlunga, SA

2014    Wasted on the young...  Artlab Australia, Adelaide

2010    Doggone Blue, the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide         

2009    Bloody Spring, the Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide

2008    Apocryphal Tales, the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide

2007    Honky Tonkin’ Honey Baby, the Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide

Group Exhibitions

2018 Collaborative Variations, Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, SA

Book Work, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA

   Sister City Prints, The Art Vault, Mildura, VIC and West Gallery, Thebarton, SA

2017   Imaginings, Neospace, Collingwood, VIC

Creatures Real and Imagined, Red Poles, McLaren Vale, SA

Immersion: Fleurieu, The Strand Gallery, Port Elliot, SA

Terra Mater, Intersect, Adelaide, SA

2016    Intercambio Grafico II Printmaking Exchange, Format, SA

Altered States, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Afterlife, West Gallery, Thebarton, SA

Scratched and Pierced, Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, SA

Conversations, Mrs Harris' Shop, Adelaide

2015    Botanica, National Wine Centre, Adelaide

Third Space, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

Inked, Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, SA

RSVP, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

 Bimblebox 153 Birds, Impress Studio and Gallery, Brisbane

Winged Messengers, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, SA

2014   Matrix, Mrs Harris' Shop, Adelaide

Vinegar and Vitriol, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

2013    Off the Wall, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA

Maestros & Apprentices, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide Convention Centre

2012    Heavy Metal, Nexus Multicultural Art Space, Adelaide

Beautiful Soup, c3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne

Kindred, International Print Exchange, Magpie Studios and Adelaide College of the Arts, Adelaide

2011    Figure 3, Urban Cow Gallery, Adelaide

 Familiar Unfamiliar, 45th Anniversary Print Council of Australia Exhibition, c3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne

Bird, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2011, Torrens Drill Hall, Adelaide

Elevations, Higher Ground, Fringe Festival 2011, Adelaide

 BSG Works on Paper 2011, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Port Jackson Press Graduate Print Award, James Makin Gallery, VIC

2010    30 Degrees, Graduating Students Exhibition, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

Neon Gloves and Velvet Tongs, The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide

Maestros & Apprentices, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide Convention Centre

2009    The Art of Tea, ARIspace, Adelaide

Maestros & Apprentices, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide Convention Centre

Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne


2017     Acquisition, Manly City Library Artist's Book Award

2011    Winner, People’s Choice Award, Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2011

Winner, Raffen Award, Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2011

Highly commended finalist, Brunswick Street Gallery Works on Paper Award 2011, Melbourne

Finalist, Port Jackson Press Graduate Print Award

Commissions and Residencies

2017    Resident Artist with Saint Ignatius College, Athelstone, SA

2016    Resident Artist during SALA, SA Maritime Museum

             Resident Artist at Sauerbier  House, Port Noarlunga, SA

2015    Dot and the Kangaroo Hopscotch, Storybook Walk Sculpture Park in Thalassa Park, City of Onkaparinga 

2014    Commissioned by the City of Mt Gambier to produce concept proposal for lace wire fencing at the Mt Gambier Railway Lands Project  

2011    Annual print commission, Print Council of Australia


Print Council of Australia, Manly Library, Canson Australia Pty Ltd, City of Fremantle, Mackay Artspace, Friends of Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Ashington Collection, Charles Sturt University