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Kate Barry is a Brisbane based artist with over 25 years graphic design experience in the book publishing industry before returning to the development
of her painting practice.

Working as an abstract painter, Kate¹s works are driven by instinctive and emotional responses to landscape and the energy of human interconnection.
Her paintings are a physical demonstration of the narration of her imagination
and memories. Kate’s works explore feelings of space, pushing and reaching out over the canvas with gestural mark-making. Compositions arise from balancing opposing angles and strokes with the vitality of pattern, colour and layering,

“I get lost in the series of painted marks as they charter a rough course
across the canvas. Painting pulls me between reality and the subconscious.
Visual passages travelled and traces of snatched emotional responses are
left upon the surface. As we pass by we allow ourselves to be drawn in”.

Kate has exhibited her paintings throughout Brisbane, and sold privately and
by commission, in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Christchurch.
She is represented by The Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Brisbane City 4059 and her works are stocked at The Modern Furniture, New Farm, 69-71 James Street, Qld 4006.

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Education

Qualifications - B. Visual Communications, Christchurch NZ

Exhibitions

Finalist Brisbane Art Awards, Judith Wright Centre, 420 Brunswick Street, Qld 4006, October 2017

Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Qld 4059, Gallery representation, August 2017

Modern Furniture Store, New Farm, 69-71 James Street, Qld 4006, Paintings stocked 2017

Side Gallery, 31 Murray Street, Red Hill, QLD 4059. Group Exhibition, Here I Am, December 2016

Side Gallery, 31 Murray Street, Red Hill, QLD 4059. Solo exhibition, Traces in Between, October 2016

Awarded Second Prize Royal Queensland Art Society Abstract Exhibition. Judge
Prof. Mostyn Bramley Moore. The Petrie Tce Gallery, Qld 4000. Exhibition June 2016

Finalist Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition 2016 and 2017.
In Show and Online Paintings, Central Plaza 1, 345 Queen Street, Qld 4000.

Gallery exhibition finalist Lethbridge 10,000 Art Award 2016 and 2017.
Lethbridge Gallery, 136 Latrobe Tce, Qld 4064.

Finalist Clayton Utz Art Awards 2015 Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle St, QLD 4000

Brookfield Art Show Exhibitor, Second Prize Winner 2016, Brookfield
Showgrounds, QLD 4069

Wild Canary, 2371 Moggill Road, Brookfield, QLD 4069.
Solo exhibition Elsewhere 29 June ¬ 16 Aug 2015

Percolator Gallery 134 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064. Solo
exhibition Ulterior Motif: July 2013 Digital Giclée works on paper, Linen
and canvas, 35 Artworks sold in addition to many commissions.

Influences

Kate's works are driven by instinctive and emotional responses to landscape and the energy of human interconnection.
Her paintings are a physical demonstration of the narration of her imagination
and memories.
I greatly admire Tony Tuckson, Ian Fairweather, Joan Mitchell and Ralph Hotere.

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