Kate Gorman

Bio

Kate Gorman is an established artist who has lived in the North East Valleys region of Victoria since 1982. During this time she travelled extensively- drawing inspiration and her love of colour from places including Italy, France, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Germany, Austria, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and parts of Asia. Through photographic reference, memory and experiences, her aim is to capture the essence of a place- its vibrancy, culture, architecture, food and people.

Kate works in an expressive, painterly technique, building layers of vibrant colour in an abstract style.

‘My art reflects my interpretation of the landscape around me and my experiences in daily life – working on our farm or travelling through the countryside in Tuscany.’

‘I invite the viewer into a happier space with my play with uplifting colour – giving them a hint of my interpretation of the subject matter – I then urge them to complete the story. My hope, is that my work will trigger a personal experience or memory or connection to a special place.’

Kate’s work ‘Passengers Arriving‘ was recently included in television set that was featured in an episode of ‘Beautiful Lie’ showcased on the ABC.

Kate is the recipient of various awards including more recently the Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award in 2014 and 2015; and The Friends of the King Valley Art Award in 2015. Works are held in private and public collections throughout Australia and overseas including Hume Bank Albury Wodonga, Jones Hotel Group and Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.


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Education

2013,2015 Art Study Tour, Chiusi, Italy

2011,2012 Painting Workshop, Chiusi, Italy

2004-2006 Bachelor of Visual Arts + Design, Aust Catholic University, VIC

2002-2003 Diploma of Arts-Visual Arts, Goulburn Ovens Tafe, VIC

1986-1992 Advanced Fashion Certificate, Corowa, NSW

1974-1976 Dress Design, East Sydney Technical College, NSW

Awards

2016 Finalist, Trinity Anglican College Art Award, Thurgoona. VIC

2016 Finalist, Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW

2015 Winner of ‘Friends of the Art Show’ category, King Valley Art Show, VIC

2015 Winner, Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award, Wodonga, VIC

2014 Winner, Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award, Wodonga, VIC

2014 Finalist, Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW

2013 Winner, Oils Section, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Art and Photogrphic Exhibition, VIC

2013 Highly Commended, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Art and Photographic Exhibition, VIC

2012 Winner, Local Scene, King Valley Art Show, VIC

2010 Winner, Theme Water, King Valley Art Show, VIC

2010 Runner Up, Viva Italia Art, VIC

2009 Winner, Wangaratta Jazz Art Award, VIC

2009 Highly Commended, King Valley Art Show, VIC

2009 Highly Commended, A Feast of Art Milawa, VIC

2006 Outstanding Graduate Award, Aust Catholic University, VIC

2006 Deans List, Aust Catholic University, VIC

2005 Deans List, Aust Catholic University, VIC

2003 Outstanding Achievement Award, Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, VIC

Solo Exhibitions

2016 ‘sites: earth+water’, joint exhibition with Di Mangan, Art Space Wodonga, VIC

2015 ‘Gathered Treasures’, Panoply Gallery, South Yarra VIC

2014 ‘Ocean’, Strickland Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2013 ‘Waterways’, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Collingwood, VIC

2012 ‘Progression’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta, VIC

2010 ‘King Valley Series’, Display, Espresso on Ovens, Wangaratta, VIC

2010 ‘King Valley Series’, Display, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, VIC

2010 ‘Voyage Francaise ll’, Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta, VIC

2010 ‘Voyage Francaise’, Gallery 295, Corowa, NSW

2009 ‘Mayan Adventures’, Gallery 294, Corowa, NSW

2009 ‘Launch’, Business & Professional centre, Yarrawonga, VIC

2008 ‘Vista Italiane’, Mella Gallery Armadale, VIC

2007 ‘Abstraction’, Canvas Gallery Surrey Hills, NSW

2006 ‘Backstreets and Outback’, Blacksphere Gallery, Richmond, VIC

2006 ‘Horizons’, Muse Gallery, Milawa, VIC

Group Exhibitions

2016 ‘The Calleen Art Award’, Cowra NSW

2015 Words that Matter Exhibition, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta VIC

2014 ‘Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award’, Wodonga VIC

2014 ‘Jazz & Blues Interpreted’, Wangaratta Art gallery, VIC

2014 ‘Spring Madness’, Gallery 294, Corowa, NSW

2014 ‘The Calleen Art Award’, Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW

2013 ‘The Christmas Show’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2013 ‘Across the Arts’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2012 ‘King Valley Art Show’, King valley, VIC

2011 ‘Degrees of Abstraction’, 27 Gipps Street Gallery, Richmond, VIC

2011 ‘Hume Building Society Exhibition’, Wodonga,VIC

2011 ‘Paintworks’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2011 ‘Yarrawonga-Mulwala Art & Photographic Exhibition, NSW

2010 ‘Lake Rowan Art Exhibition’, VIC

2010 ‘Warming Up Exhibition’, VIC

2010 ‘Viva Italia Art Award’, Wangaratta, VIC

2009 ‘Hume Building Society Art Award’, Wodonga, VIC

2009-10 ‘Wangaratta Jazz Art Award’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2009 ‘Make a Wish Exhibition’, Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta, VIC

2009 ‘A Feast of Art’, Oxley, Vic

2008 ‘Opening’, Mella Gallery, Armadale, VIC

2008 ‘Winter Exhibition’, Bell Gallery, Berrima, NSW

2008-09 ‘Bundalong art Exhibition’, Bundalong, VIC

2008 ‘Travellers’, Muse Gallery, Milawa, VIC

2007 ‘King Valley Art Show’, King Valley, VIC

2007 ‘The Collectors Exhibition’, Steps gallery, Carlton, VIC

2007 ‘She Who Dreams’, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong, VIC

2006 ‘Be Amazed’, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, VIC

2006-07 ’20 Perspectives’, Onsen Retreat, Dinner Plain, VIC

2005 ‘Touch of Red’, Blacksphere gallery, Richmond, VIC

2005 ‘E G Seven’, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, VIC

2004 ‘One Vision’, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, VIC