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About Kathy

Kathy is a Melbourne based artist and her practice includes oil and acrylic paintings, hand painted collages and artist books.  One of the central motifs of her work is the Australian landscape and the natural world in which she lives.  Kathy exhibits regularly both at home and abroad.

Kathy’s paintings and collages celebrate the very act of making art – colour, line, brush strokes and surface. Her landscapes and collages are as much about negative space, movement and layering as they are about birds, trees and skies. They are not photo-representative but rather an artist’s interpretation of the landscape, slightly abstracted and expressive but still recognisable glimpses of the natural world.

Kathy’s collages are created using hand painted paper which is either cut or torn and re-assemmbled into a new artwork. The collages are in essence paintings relying as they do on the painted surface and the use of colour in their composition. They are depictions of landscapes or elements of the landscape such as trees, flowers and birds at any one special moment in time.  A wave crashes upon the shore and then retreats, a bird lands and in an instant takes off again, a flower blooms and in a heartbeat the petals are blown away by a gust of wind. Nothing in nature stays the same so these glimpses of place and space are precious in an endlessly changing world.

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Education
2006-2009Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), RMIT University
1994-1999Visual Arts, Box Hill Institute of TAFE
1993Certificate of Art & Design, Fremantle TAFE
1975-1977Bachelor of Arts, History & Politics, Melbourne University
Employment History
1999-2010Art Tutor and Administration Assistant, Box Hill Community Arts Centre
2009Office Coordinator, Ceramics Victoria Incorporated
2001-2009Art Tutor, Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
2003-2007Artist, Artist-in-Schools Program, City of Whitehorse
Residencies
2019Artist-in-Residence Police Point Portsea, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2016-2018Artist-in-Residence St Vincent's Hospital Caritas Christi Hospice
2016Arte Studio Ginestrelle Italy
2014Artist in Residency, Vallauris, France
2010Artist in Residence, Galeri Art Point, Penang,Malaysia
1999-2000Artist in Residence, Box Hill Community Arts Centre
Solo Exhibitions

2017

Landscapes, St Vincent's Gallery St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

2017

Upon Reflection, Tacit Gallery Melbourne

2015

Complementary, Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn

2014

Display Hutches, City Library, Melbourne

2013

After Rain, Louey & Lane Gallery, Glen Huntly Melbourne

2011

Penang and Back, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne

2011

Modern World, The Glass Gallery, Northcote Town Hall, Northcote, Melbourne

2000

Box Hill and Beyond, Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Recent Group Exhibitions

2019

WRAP Small Art Works, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

2019

Motherhood Hope of the World, Central House of Art Workers, Moscow

2019

Library Artists' Book Award, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney

2019

disCOVER, Amegilla Gallery, Bruthen, Victoria

2018

Residency, St Vincent's Hospital Gallery, Melbourne

2018

Poetry of Place, Town Hall Gallery Hawthorn

2018

Women in the Whitehorse Art Collection, Whitehorse Artspace, Box Hill

2017

90 x 90: 90 Artworks from 90 years of collecting, Whitehorse Artspace

2016

Artestudio Ginestrelle, Art Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, UNESCO, Italy

2016

Legacy of the Impressionts, Whitehorse Art Space, Melbourne

2015

Finalist, Manly Library Artist Book Award 2015, Sydney

2014

Exposition, Artist in Residency Program, Vallauris, France

2014

Her Presence in Colours XI, Mongolian National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Prints 25, Art Space, City of Whitehorse
Vessel, Ceramics Victoria, Herring Island
Just Because.... Ceramics Victoria Members' Exhibition, Melbourne

2013

'A Book in a Bag.....' exhibition, 69 Smith Street, Collingwood,
Clayworkers Exhibition, Bulleen Art & Garden, Melbourne,
Acquisitive Ceramic Award, Decal Award, Award winner, Whitehorse Art Space.
'the printed image', Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney,
Finalist - 'Libris' Artist Book Award, Mackay Artspace, Queensland
Dozen, A group exhibition of ceramics and prints, Open Drawer, Camberwell, A New Direction, International Women Artists Exhibition,Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam

2012

New Ceramics, Subject Matter Art Space, Hawthorn,
Breaking the Drought, Ceramics Victoria, Herring Island Summer Arts Festival.
You are here, Stockroom, Kyenton, Victoria,
Sculptural & Artist Books, 69 Smith Street, Collingwood,
Books.....beyond words, Merit Award, East Gippsland Art Gallery,
Transferring the Image, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, Sydney,
Ephemeral by Nature Lasting by Design, Whitehorse Art Space, Box Hill, Melbourne

2011

Northern Exposure 2011, The Street is the Gallery, Northcote, MelbourneWish You Were Here, Ceramics Exhibition, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, MelbourneWall Space, 69 Smith Street, Fitzroy, MelbourneFinalist, Manly Library Artist Book Award 2011, Manly, Sydney

2010

Atlas, Artist Books, Artisan Book Shop, Fitzroy
Snip, Slice, Saw, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne
The Valda Quick Biennial Paper Arts Exhibition, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne
The Secret Life of the City , 69 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Oasis, Ceramics Victoria, Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

2009

Between the Lines, Artist Books, Artisan Book Shop, Fitzroy
Eclat-Xpressive Ceramics, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne
Finalist '.....Home...', Box Hill Community Arts Centre
9 x 5, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Melbourne
Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

2008

Seventy Four Steps, B.A. Fine Art Painting Graduate Exhibition, RMIT
Botanica, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne
Dream of Peace, International Women Artists Association, Beijing National Gallery, China

2006

Life of Colours, International Women Artists' Association, Daegu, Korea

2005

Her Light in Colours, International Women Artists'Association, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne
Finalist, She Who Belongs, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Melbourne
Finalist, Operation Art, Meat Market Gallery, North Melbourne
The Sixth Sense, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Box Hill, Melbourne

Publications
2016International Contemporary Art Guide 2016, Artestudio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy
2015Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Looking Down Under, Milan, 2015
2014Her Presence in Colours X1, International Women Artists' Exhibition, Mongolia, 2014
2012Catalogue, A New Direction, International Women Artists' Exhibition, Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam 2012
2011Books Beyond Words, East Gippsland Art Gallery, 2011
2008International Women's Artist Exhibition Catalogue, Dream of Peace, Beijing
2006Catalogue, Life of Colours, Daegu Culture & Arts Centre, Korea
2005Catalogue, Operation Art,, Curator Dr Megan Evans, Australian Nursing Federation, Melbourne
2004Catalolgue, Close to the Heart, Manningham Gallery, Pheobe Publishing, Melbourne
Collections & Awards
2015Luciano Benetton Collection, Looking Down Under, Milan, Italy
2014Artist in Residence Collection, Vallauris, France
2013The Ken West Award, Alcove Art Shop, Melbourne.
2013Acquisitive Ceramic Award, Decal Exhibition, award winner
2011Manly Library Artist Book Collection, Sydney
2011City of Whitehorse Art Collection, Box Hill, Melbourne
2011Merit Award, Books....beyond words, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria
2000Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
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