Kate Gorman
Kate Gorman



Kate Gorman is an established artist who has lived in the North East Valleys region of Victoria since 1982. During this time she has traveled extensively – drawing inspiration from places including Austria, France, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Germany, Poland, Sri Lanka and Guatemala.

Kate works in an expressive and 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 in the King Valley or traveling through the countryside in Tuscany.

I invite the viewer into a happier space – giving them a hint of my interpretation of the subject matter, then urging them to complete the story. My hope is that my work will trigger a personal experience, memory or connection to a special place.” – Kate Gorman

Kate has won various art awards including the 2015, 2012 & 2010 King Vallery Art Show, the 2015 & 2014 Wodonga Art Prize, and the 2009 Wangaratta Jazz Art Award. Her work is held in private and public collections throughout Australia and internationally.


Following a Dream

Kate Gorman continues to pursue her love of colour and abstraction in her latest body of work, Following a Dream. Predominantly concerned with the landscape, whether it be coastal or rural, Gorman pushes the boundaries with vibrant and often clashing colour combinations. With a carefree, expressive approach, Gorman encourages the viewer to interpret their own narrative from her work, evoking happiness and calm.




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




2017               Highly Commended, Trinity Anglican College Art Award, NSW

2017               Finalist, Trinity Anglican College Art Award, Thurgoona, NSW

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 Tafe, VIC



Solo Exhibitions


2018               ‘Following a Dream’, Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, NSW

2017               ‘Having Fun’, Off Centre Gallery + Studio, Milawa, VIC

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


2017                ‘Paint Presto Wangaratta’, Wangaratta, VIC

2017                ‘King Valley Art Show, King Valley, VIC

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

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