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.

 

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
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
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 ‘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

 

Guest Appearances:
2016 Judge: St Bernard’s Primary School Art Show
2017 Guest Speaker: Yarrawonga Mulwala AIM Women’s Breakfast

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