Originally from Melbourne I am currently living in Tasmania with my partner and our son.   I moved to Tasmania 4 years ago to take up a residency at the Salamanca Art Centre. This opportunity gave me an exciting chance to explore new landscapes and possibilities. I thoroughly enjoy witnessing the changing seasons and colours and the dramatic yet vulnerable land that I inhabit.

 

I endeavour to conjure up paintings which have a sense of the romantic and the heroic and an epic sense of transformation. I believe this transformative process is important.   Through the making of art, my own personal relationship with nature and myth grows and deepens.   The magic of nature offers an encounter with both lyrical beauty and an unpredictable powerful force.   I believe it is the tension between what is familiar and the unknown that widens our consciousness and our understanding of the world around us. 

 

EDUCATION

1995 James Cook University, Bachelor or Arts with Honours

2012 Lismore Tafe, Diploma Fine arts

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Works on Paper, Colville Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart

2018 Artists' Summer Show, Colville Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart

2017 Colville Gallery, "Luminous Dark", Colville Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart

2016 Finalist, Bruny 16 Art Prize, Brucy Island

2016 Artist show, Colville Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart

2015 Studio Gallery, From Which the Table is Laid, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania

2015 Studio Gallery, "Uplift", Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

2014 The Top Gallery, "Held Afloat",Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

2014 The Studio Gallery, "Traversing the Land", Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tas

2014 Aurtumn Arts Extravaganza, Nimbin, NSW

2014 Blue Knob Gallery, "The Journey"

2013  Autum Arts Extravaganza, Nimbin, NSW

2012 The Channon Gallery, An Unexpected embrace of an unknown place, The Channon

2012 The Space Gallery, Tandem 10, A selection of University and Tafe Graduates, Lismore

2012 Spring Arts Exhibition, Nimbin, NSW

2012 Blue Knob Gallery, “Open House”, Blue Knob, NSW

2012 Blue Knob Gallery, “Into the Garden”

2012 Autumn Arts Extravaganza, Nimbin, NSW

2011 Blue Knob Gallery, “Memories of Childhood”

2011 Spring Arts Exhibition, Nimbin, NSW

2011 Church Street Lane, Bellingen “B is for Bird

2010 Nimbin School of Arts, Auturm Arts Exhibition”

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2014 -2016 Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania

 

AWARDS/ACQUISITIONS  

First Prize, Northern Rivers Tafe Student Acquisition Prize

First Prize, Jiggi Art Prize, Lismore, NSW

Jenny Dowell, Lord Mayor, Lismore

 

 

 

© 2019 Katherine Perrott