Kathryn Blumke
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Kathryn Blumke


Visual Artist










2019- Doctorate of Visual Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

2015-2018 Masters of Arts, Visual Arts at the Queensland College Of Art, Griffith  University, South Brisbane.

1999-2003 Studied painting and  life drawing with David Paulson at Brisbane Institute of Art.
2010-2012 Portraits, Studio Painting Brisbane Institute of Art.

1988 B.Phty. University Of Qld.

Individual exhibitions

2020 Water 9, Glassbox Gallery, Griffith University (upcoming).

2020 Water 8, North Brisbane Cardiology, St Vincents Hospital (upcoming).

2020 Water 7, Pine Rivers Window Gallery, 6 October - 7 October, 2020 (upcoming).

2020 Water 6, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne. March 2020 (upcoming).

2019 Water Colour Grey Street Gallery, QCA, Griffith University, Southbank, Brisbane 3-13 July.

2018 Water 5, Factory 49, Sydney, August 15 to August 26, 2018.

2018 Water 4, Machinery Street Gallery, Bowen Hills, June.

2018 Water 3, Masters of Arts Visual Arts Assessment, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, 14 June.

2017 Water 2- Webb Gallery, Queensland College Of Art, Dec 11 to Dec 23, 2017 .

2017  Geometric  abstraction and the landscape. Northside Cardiology Hospital Gallery., Brisbane. June, 2017.

2017 Water, Jugglers  Art Space. Fortitude Valley. Feb 17 to Feb28

2014 Wavell Heights Series, Melcalfe Gallery,Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane.November

2014 Works on Paper, Cadogan House Gallery, Northside Heart Lung Centre, Nundah, Brisbane

2013 New Works, Metcalfe gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor, Brisbane, July/ Aug

2011 "Insights" Blue Sky Coffee Art Gallery space, Newstead, Brisbane May,June
2010 "Urban Landscapes" Doggett St Studio, Newstead, Brisbane (March 5-27)
2006 "Tidal Changes" Doggett St Studio, Newstead, Brisbane
2004 "Harmony" Redland Regional Art Gallery, Capalaba
2001 "Figures and Abstracts" Fox Gallery, Brisbane

Selected group exhibitions

2020 Signal To Noise, Project Gallery, Qeensland College of Art, February.

2020 Outside In, St Vincents Hospital, Chermside.

2020 Fifty Squared Art prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, January 2020

2019 Open Air Group Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne. November 2019.

2019 Feros Care Connection project, Byron Bay, NSW, November 2019.

2019 Factory 49, Sydney Group Show. July 31, 2019. 

2019 Lethbridge Small Scale exhibition (online), June.

2019 Moreton Bay Art Awards, Strathpine, Qld, May; won works on paper.

2018 15 Artists Exhibition, Redcliffe Regional gallery, August 24 to Oct 16, 2018.

2018 Moreton Bay Art Awards, May.

2018 Post card show, Grafton Regional Gallery,  2 Feb-18 March, 2018

2017 Disruptive Patterns; Exhibition with Jemina Wyman and Julian Thompson. Pine Rivers Gallery. Strathpine. 16 Sep to 11 Nov. 

2017 Moreton Bay Art awards, Finalist, Strathpine Regional gallery. May 

2017 Factory 49, Group show, Sydney, May

2017 Lethbridge 10 000, small art award, online gallery exhibition, May.

2016 Redland Art Awards, Finalist, Redland Regional Gallery, Cleveland. October, November.

2016 Print and Paper Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville, Sydney, Sept

2016 Little Things Art Award, Paddington, Sydney, 31 Aug to 18 Sept

2016 Grammar Art Show, Brisbane, August 

2016 Moreton Bay Art Awards,  Strathpine, May.  

2015 In Plain Sight, 4 Masters of Arts, Visual Arts Students QCA;Woolloongabba Art Gallery;10-21 Nov, 2015

2015 Brisbane Boys Grammar Art Show, invited

2015 Studio Methodologies, Student show at QCA, Griffith University, Southbank, Drawing room,June 10

2015 Labouring Under An Assumption, Masters Students Show, Perfect Potion Warehouse, Virginia. June

2015 Lethbridge Small works Online Gallery, May, June.

2015 Moreton Bay Art Awards, Strathpine , May.

2014 Tattersall's Club Landscape Award, Brisbane. September; Invited finalist

2014 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Strathpine, May 16 - 25
2014 Mayo Festival St Margarets School, Ascot Brisbane; 2 works silent auction
2014 Her Inspiration; Female Artists from the Redlands interpret the landscape, Redland Regional gallery,Capalaba, March
2014 This way Up, Melcalfe gallery, Brisbane Institute Of Art, March 2014
2014 Stanthorpe Regional art awards, FINALIST, Feb/March
2013 Nine, Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute Of Art,Windsor, Nov
2013 FLEURIEU ART PRIZE, South Australia,Oct, Nov FINALIST
2013 Moreton Bay regional Art awards FINALIST Oct
2013 Art Auction Society of Fine Arts, University of Qld, White Canvas Gallery,Brisbane
2012 Doggett St Studio, Brisbane Christmas show (10 paintings from Lost geometry series)
2012 Dare To Be Square Exhibition, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, Strathpine, Qld
2012 Launch of SKIP, Victoria Park Golf Club, Herston, silent Auction
2012 Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards FINALIST
2011 Creativo Arts Gala, Martin galleries, Wavell heights March
2011 "Much Loved" Works from the Redland Art gallery, Redland Regional Art gallery.
2010 Mary Mackillop Art Exhibition, Birkdale,Qld
2010 Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards FINALIST
2008 Redland Art Gallery Postcards from the Redlands Exhibition
2006 Redland Art Gallery, Redland Art awards FINALIST
2005, 2006, 2007 Border Art Prize exhibition
2005 Redland Art Gallary, Local Landscape Exhibition
2004 Redland Art Gallery Works hung in Foyer gallery
2003,2004,2005 Churchie Emerging Art Competition FINALIST
2002 Conrad Contempoary Art Prize, Gold Coast Gallery FINALIST
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Redland Art  Awards
2002 Contempoary Art and Ikebana Exhibition "Colours Of Peace and Harmony", Riverside centre, Brisbane
2002 Cultural Expo, Redland Community Cultural Centre
2002 Food Fetish Exhibition, Manly Art Gallery and Cafe
2002 Grand View gallery, Cleveland. Nurse of the Year art exhibition
2000 Nona Gallery, Windsor "Watercolours" 



2015 Assistance with Art Work with students at St Margarets Anglican school for "Home Away from Homelessness" project for homeless Women.

2012 Art Project  "Lost geometry"mural at Our Lady of Angels School, Wavell Heights, Brisbane  
2012 Designed Residental Pool Water feature mural (collaboration with Eko architects, Brisbane) 


2018 Moreton Bay Art Awards Finalist, won works on paper award.

2017 Top 5 Brisbane international Airport project, awarded $5000.

2017 Moreton Bay Art Awards Finalist

2016 Redlands Art Awards Finalist

2016 Moreton Bay Art Awards Finalist

2015 Moreton Bay Art Awards Finalist

2014 Invited finalist Tattersalls Landscape Art Award, Brisbane, September 
2014 Finalist Moreton Bay Region Art awards;May
2014 Finalist Stanthorpe Regional Art Award
2013 Finalist Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australia
2013 Two Gold and one Bronze for pool at Qld SPASA awards (in collaboration with EKO architects)_(Designed waterfeature for pool)
2013 Finalist Moreton Bay Art awards
2012 Finalist Moreton Bay Art Awards
2010 Finalist Moreton Bay Art Awards
2003, 2004, 2005 Finalist Churchie Emerging Art Awards
2006 Redland Art Awards finalist
2003 Redland art Awards highly commended
2002 Redland Art Award  commended
2002 Finalist Conrad Jupiters Contempoary Art Awards, Gold Coast regional gallery
2001 Redland Art Awards Highly commended and commended
2000 Redland Art Awards Highly commended

Public Collections

Redland Art Gallery; "Circles" 2005, watercolour";
Redland Art Gallery: "48 hours on Staddie-North Gorge Walk",2008, watercolour

Moreton Bay Regional Council, Pine Rivers Quilt, 2017;Redcliffe Quilt 2, 2017;Redcliffe Quilt 3, 2017; Redcliffe Quilt 3.

Corporate Collections

Mater Private Hospital, series of works, oncology
Queensland Nuclear Imaging, Prince Charles Private Practice, series of works
Our lady of the Angels Catholic School, Wavell heights, Qld. Series of Works

Greenslopes Specialist Centre, Heart Centre Series of works (2015)

VIP suites Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast (2015)



Selected Publications

Our City Our Culture A cultural Plan for the Redlands 2008-2018, page 10 "Hug on Coochie"

Erica Green, Some Notes On Abstraction, and the landscape. Art Monthly Australian; Action Iss.264. Oct 2013, 48-49.


Redland Art gallery Collection 2003-2009 Catalogue

Artist Talks

2002 Redlands Regional Gallery, Cleveland; Discussion on "Harmony" exhibition.

2018 Pine River gallery regarding "Disruption of Pattern" exhibition.

2018 Talk to MAVA students QCA.

2019 Open discussion for Orientation of MAVA students.

2019 Talk to QCA orietation students July;"Water Colour" exhibition.


2009-2012 Our Lady Of Angels school Wavell Heights, Brisbane

Professional Memberships


Conducting watercolur and pattern workshop at Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Oct 2018.