Heather Shimmen was born in Melbourne and her career as an artists spans 39 years. She is both a painter and printmaker. She has held 20 Solo
Exhibitions and been in over 300 group shows some travelling throughout Australia and Internationally, notably ' From Kandinsky to Cornielle, Linoleum in the 21st Century' Cobra Museum, Amsterdam.She received a BA in Painting at RMIT in 1978 and has been awarded 2 Visua Arts Award Grants, The Silk Cut Grand Prize, Highly Commended Burnie Print
Prize , purchased from Geelong Print Prize, Warnambool Print Prize, Banyule
Print Prize Forbo Collection, Netherlands and number of others. She is in many public and private collections including NGA, Art Gallery of SA,
Australian War Memorial, Deakin University and Queensland Art Gallery.
Heather has worked at TAFE, RMIT, Monash and ACU Universities, has run many workshops and
has been a judge for a number of prizes and been on the purchasing advisory board for
Deakin University. She is now living in South Gippsland.