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EXHIBITIO N OPENIN G TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER 6:30PM

THE BLUE BIRDS, 2 0 0 9, O IL O N ARC HES PAPER, 1 2 0 X 1 6 0 C M

KATE ELSEY

STILL LIFE PAI N TI N G S & W O RKS O N PAPER


Still Life records a journey from arid and ancient rock landscapes and a safe harbour bathed in misty light, to the mighty bird surviving in the elements. The life on the harbour is protected by the headlands as the winds batter all else around. The rocks intangibly old, withstand the rain and sun and time, and the spirit of the bird is formed from the w aves and the cliffs and the moon. Kate Elsey paints the fragility and mood of life and spends time in quiet places w atching stillness. Kate scrapes into the thickly applied paint to uncover a textural and incidental quality to her compositions. She places her subject in a timeless space and ‘sculpts’ the paint to create a dimensional image.

“I a m interested in the coldness of an isolated harbour, boats waiting for the working season or the monumental boulder that was hidden in the hillside until its core beauty gradually revealed over millions of years. The struggle of the sm allest birds in the SUM MER 4PM, 2 0 0 9, O IL O N C A N VAS, 9 0 X 1 2 2 C M

hardest environments and the elements that are so frantic, and the souls that are so still in the midst. The paintings that I sculpt are of stillness in life whether you are alone or the blue bird scratching the surface with your m ate.” Kate Elsey

THE ST O RY O F THE SEABIRD TH AT FELL I N T O THE M O O N , 2 0 0 9, O IL O N C A N VAS, 9 2 X 1 0 2 C M

LATE AFTER N O O N , C URRY H ARB O UR, 2 0 0 9, MIXED MEDIA O N PAPER, 1 2 0 X 1 5 6 C M


KATE ELSEY Born Perth, Australia 1 9 6 9 Resides Melbourne, Victoria

SELECTED EXHIBITI O N S A N D A W ARDS 2009

Still Life, Axia Modern Art, VIC Aw arded High C ommendation, W aterhouse N atural Art History Aw ard, Museum of South Australia and touring to N ational Archives C anberra, O ctober 2 0 0 9

2006

Finalist N ational O utback Art Aw ard, Broken Hill Regional Art G allery, N S W

2005

Finalist N ational O utback Art Aw ard, Broken Hill Regional Art G allery, N S W

2005

Women From the W est, Challens and Rafferty G allery, WA

2003

Yellow, C ode Red Art G allery, WA

2002

Voyage, Silver Room Art G allery, WA

2001

Inside, G adfly G allery, WA

2000

C aternay and the Timpani, G adfly G allery, WA M ainly Miniatures, DADAA ( WA) Inc Holmes a C ourt G allery

1998 1997

Evolution and the Peach, C ode Red, WA O ne World O ne Hope, WA Aids C ouncil Aw arded Artists Acknowledgement Scholarship, Fremantle, WA Dust to Dust, Allegretta Studio and G allery, WA Seedy, His M ajesty Theatre, WA

1996 1995

W ater Authority Art Aw ard, WA W ater Authority Art Aw ard, WA C oincidence in Pitch, Moore’s Building, WA

1994

W ater Authority Art Aw ard, WA C omplicated Thought, Simple Action, P.S G allery, WA

1992

Exhibited 4 0 paintings at The C laremont Hotel, WA

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