The ‘Flora and Fauna Australiana series’ is a vibrant representation of the local native environment of Brownhill creek and the historic village of Mitcham. The main inspirations stem directly from South Australian organic forms, endangered species, animals and birds. Through artistic conventions that include colour contrasts and fluro light sources, these natural narratives radiate from the plywood surface which the paint is splashed upon.
To capture the essence of beautiful forms within the natural world macro or miro, in order to engage and inspire an audience is a wonderful thing for an artist to see.
Curator and Exhibition history:
2018 ‘Smartart group exhibition’, smartart, College Park, SA.
2017 ‘The Hills Collective’, SALA festival Tineriba Gallery Hahndorf, Adelaide, S.A.
2017 ‘Moth Migration Project’, Hilary Lorenz’s installation, Albuquerque New Mexico, U.S.A.
2017 ‘Threatened species of the Otways’ Art and Ecology exhibition, Mornington Peninsula, VIC.
2017 ‘Reclaim Repurpose Renew’, Yewth mag, South Australia Living Artist Festival, S.A.
2017 ‘kty designs’, market art stall at ‘Hare of the Dog’ Adelaide Bowling club July and October, S.A.
2016 ‘kty designs’, art stall’ each Sunday Christmas market Australian Minerals, Hahndorf, S.A.
2015 ‘Daubism group show’, Driller Jet Armstrong, Sugar Nightclub, Rundle Street, Adelaide, S.A.
2012 ‘The Eclectic Collection’, ‘Tineriba Gallery’, Hahndorf Adelaide, S.A.
2008 ‘Art Showing’, NEXIS Gallery Multicultural Centre of South Australia, S.A.
2005 ‘Fringing’, Prince Alfred College Adelaide Fringe Festival, S.A.
2006 ‘Influx’, Curator and exhibitor at ‘Sym Choon Gallery Rundle street Adelaide, S.A.
2005 ‘Brown Gallery group exhibition’, Sugar Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
2004 ‘Bloom II’, Kintolia Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
2002 ‘Omnific’, TAP Gallery Darlinghurst, NSW.
2002 ‘Up Start’, Solo exhibition Port Adelaide, SALA Festival.
2002 ‘Katie Sandison’s Childrens’ Art Classes’,curated the art exhibition, Tinariba Gallery, Hysen Festival in Hahndorf, SA.
2002 Student exhibition curation at the Education Department Foyer for South Australian Living Artist week.
2001 ‘Bloom’, Kintolai Gallery Hindley street Adelaide.
2001 ‘Opulent Options’, Curator and exhibitor of South East Artist Studios and Gallery, S.A.
2000 ‘unprocessed-reprocessed’, Curator, Adelaide Fringe Festival, S.A.
1999 ‘Mentoring’, South Australian Visual Artist Educators Association, Prospect Gallery SALA, S.A.
1999 ‘Clutter’, Curator, University of South Australia former art museum, S.A.
1995 ‘Intermedia’, Crown & Anchor Hotel, Adelaide.
1995 ‘Exit’, graduating student’s exhibition, The South Australian School of Art, Underdale, S.A
1991 ‘Natural Revelations’, Belchev and Martin Gallery, Unley, Adelaide.
Awards, Grants and publications:
2017 Adelaide Hills Courier, Hillstyle SALA Visual art review.
2017 Adelaide Hills Courier Hillstyle and the Arts article ‘Kty designs’ art market stall article.
2014 Advertiser article on sculptural mural for Adelaide West Special School/Ocean View College.
2006 Advertiser Art galleries social pages ‘Influx’ exhibition Sym Choon Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
2001 Curatorship grant e/merg Projects for Australia Council for the Arts, S.A.
2000 Visual Art review Opulent Options DB magazine, Adelaide, S.A.
2000 5UV Radio Interview Arts Breakfast with Cath Kenealy for Opulent Options exhibition, S.A.
2000 Art Monthly Magazine Tony Kirkman ‘Opulent Options’ exhibition, Adelaide, S.A.
Public Art and community murals:
2018 ‘Stobie pole project’ Ocean View College, year 10 mural of native flora and fauna. Port Adelaide & Enfield Council Power SA.
2015-2017 Aboriginal murals painting facilitator with Aboriginal artist Kym Mitchell, Ocean View College, SA.
2014 Sculptural mural for Adelaide Special Education Centre, Ocean View College student mural, SA.
2010 Mural facilitator with Aboriginal artist Roger Rigney Ngarrindjeri Para Hills High School, SA.
2007 Mural facilitator with Aboriginal artist Angeline Pariff, Morphett Vale High School, SA.
2005 Aboriginal students murals on identity land and totems Warriappendi Community School, SA.
1999 Surrealist student mural for the Noarlunga Community Hospital Christies Beach High School, SA.
1998 Aboriginal community mural ‘First base’ Community centre, Cooper Pedy, SA
1996 Mural painting for ‘Youth and Community Action Project’ Cherbourg, QLD.
Professional experience and Education:
2018-1991 Visual Artist and Illustrator.
2018 -20016 Designer at ‘Ktydesigns’.
2017 -1999 Director at ‘Kty designs classes for children’.
2018-2010 Specialist Visual Art and Design teacher at Ocean View College. DECD.
1999-2018 Specialist Visual Art and Design Teacher at DECD.
1999 Bachelor of Education Secondary Visual Art and Design, University of South Australia.
1998 Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of South Australia.
1994 Diploma of Visual Arts, North Adelaide School of Art.
1991 Certificate of Art, North Adelaide School of Art.
1990 Glenunga International High School