Kim Passalaqua – Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Charles Sturt University

Originally from Broken Hill, I have been drawing and painting most of my life, inspired by the brilliant colours of the outback. I am passionate about colour so love to experiment with colour combinations to create a strong visual impact. Whether using pastels, oils of acrylics I like to incorporate a painterly appearance with an aspect of drawing. I often work using acrylics, pastel and ink to build up layers of an image. I enjoy many different mediums and how they move across the surface of the paper or canvas I think that one of the most important aspects is being really connected to the subject. When I chose to paint a subject in the first place, inspiration must be so compelling that I just have to get it on canvas.

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1986 -Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Charles Sturt University – Wagga Wagga
1987 - Graduate Diploma of Education, Charles Sturt University - Wagga Wagga
1991 - Associate Degree in Applied Science, Charles Sturt University – Wagga Wagga
2013 - Certificate II Information, Digital Media and Technology
2014 – Cert. IV Training and Assessment, Profession Experience
2014 - Certificate II Advanced Digital Photography
2016 - Victorian College of the Arts - Contemporary Painting


2016 - Solo exhibition ‘Recent Works’ – Gigs Gallery
2015 - Solo exhibition ‘Encounters with Colour and Culture’ – Gigs Gallery
2015 - Group exhibition – Gigs Gallery
2015 - Trinity Art Show
2014 - Man from Snowy River Art Show – First Prize Works on Paper
2014 - Holbrook Rotary Art Show
2014 - Trinity Art Show
2014 - Gigs Gallery group exhibition – ‘Borderville’
2014 - “Fresh and Unframed” – Winner People’s Choice Award
2014 - Gigs Members’ exhibition
2013 - Gigs Gallery Members Exhibition
2013 - Jugiong Art Exhibition
2013 - Trinity Art Show – ‘Highly Commended Emerging Artist’
2013 - Holbrook Rotary Art Show – ‘Feature Artist’
2013 - Holbrook Gala Art Show
2012 - Arts Wodonga Hume Building Society Art Award - Finalist
2012 - Holbrook Rotary Art Show
2012 - St Augustine’s Art Exhibition
2012 - Albury/Wodonga Artists’ Society Members Exhibition
2011 - Wangaratta Rotary Art Show
2008 - Holbrook Rotary Art Show
2008 - Wagga Wagga Art Prize –‘Highly Commended’
2001 - ‘Barbed Brushes’, Group exhibition – Albury Gateway Gallery

90cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
90cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
45cm (W) x 63cm (H)
Acrylic Paint