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Name

Kym Barrett

 

Vocation

contemporary mixed media artist and visual arts teacher

 

Address

 

 

Phone

0428383196

 

Fax

 

 

 

Email

barretts@spiderweb.com.au

 

 

Web

www.instagram.com/kymbarrettart

 

 

 

 

Blog

 

 

 

Twitter

 

 

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/kymbarrettmixedmediaart

 

 

Youtube

 

 

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Citizenship

 

 

 

Ethnicity

 

 

 

Lives

SE Queensland, Australia

 

 

Works

SE Queensland, Australia

 

 

Education

1973-75  FINE ARTS, Brisbane College of Art

1976 SECONDARY ART TEACHING, Brisbane

 

 

Professional Development

Cold Wax Online Course, Judy Wise, 2013

Encaustics, 2011

Colour & Abstraction (4 days), Peter Griffen, 2010

Exploring the Essence of Artmaking, Lyne Marshall, 2010

Intensive Drawing (6 days), Geoff Dupree, 2009

Landscape and the Nude, Dr Christine Kirkegard, 2009

Experimental Printmaking, Glen Skien, 2009

McGregor School, (4 days), Donald Waters, 2008

Landscape Workshop, Michael Winters, 2008

Flying Arts workshops, including Anneke Silver, 2005-2008

Life Drawing 1985 - 2008

 

 

 

 

Employment

2008-2019 Workshops - South East Queensland
1983-2010 Contract/relief Art Teacher, Secondary schools
2007 Assistant Tutor, ‘Varoom’ Project, Cooloola Shire
2007-2009 Workshop Leader, School Holiday Workshops CSPG, Gympie
2005 Arts Activity Leader, ‘Young at Art’ Exhibition, CSPG
2004 Workshop Painting Tutor, Gympie State High School
1995-2000 Painting & Drawing Tutor, Open College of the Arts
1998 Drawing Tutor, Gympie-Widgee Arts Society
1977-1981 Full time Art teacher, Queensland secondary schools

 

 

Professional Appointments

 

 

 

Consultancies

 

 

 

Gallery representation

Cool Art Gallery, COOLUM BEACH Q           www.coolartgallery.com.au

Fish Lane Studios, Q                                    www.fishlanestudios.com

    

 

 

 


 

 

 

Individual exhibitions

2019                 A Marked Influence, Cool Art Gallery, Coolum Beach

                       Something Kindred greets me Still, Gatakers Artspace

2017                 Rhythms & Blue Fish Lane Studios, South Brisbane

2016                     Viriditas, Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery, Hervey Bay

                             Into the Blue, Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy

2015                     Wax and wabi sabi, Noosa Regional Gallery

                             Flow and Ebb, Regional Arts House, Brisbane

                             Marks, Memories and Meaning, Garden Haus Gallery, Maleny

                             Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth

2014                     Wax and wabi sabi, Gympie Regional Gallery

2013                     That Perfect Line, Noosa Harbourside Gallery

2011                     Traces of Place, Gympie Regional Gallery                        

                             ARTIST-IN-FOCUS, Immanuel Arts Festival

2010                     The Memory of Trees, PS Gallery Brisbane

2009                     Silence in the City Brisbane Convention Centre

2008                     in search of the Golden Thread Bundaberg Arts Centre; Gympie RG      

2006                     Cheeky! Cooloola Shire Public Gallery

 

 

Selected group exhibitions

2019

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower, Noosa Regional Gallery

Taste of Art, Noosa Regional Gallery

Moreton Bay Art Awards

4 Artists: On Being There, Bribie Island Community Arts Centre

In Situ, Cool Art Gallery, Coolum Beach

Du Rietz Art Awards

Kenilworth Painting Prize

2018

Taste of Art, Noosa Regional Gallery

Creative Statements, Gympie Regional Gallery                                  

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill                                                   

Moreton Bay Art Awards

Mary Valley Art Festival

Matthew Flinders Art Prize

Flow, Percolator Gallery, Brisbane

Twelve, Cool Art Gallery, Coolum Beach

2017                

Taste of Art, Noosa Regional Gallery

Rush Art Awards

Lyn McCrae Drawing Award, Noosa

Mary Valley Art Festival

2016                   

23 Degrees, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane

Taking it to the Edge, Gympie Regional Gallery

 Rush Art Awards

2015                    

Sunshine Coast Art Prize

Moreton Bay Art Awards

Immanuel Arts Festival, Maroochydore

 Discover, Brisbane Grammar School

COSSAG Cycle of Life, St Francis Rush Centre, Brisbane

Gympie Gold Rush Art Awards

Kenilworth Art Festival

2014                    

JADA, Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Awards, touring 2015/2016

Flying Arts Regional Art Awards Touring Exhibition 2014/2015

Andrew Fisher Portrait Prize

All in God’s Good Time, Vera Wade Gallery, Brisbane

Immanuel Arts Festival, Maroochydore

Moreton Bay Art Awards

COSSAG Cycle of Life, St Francis Rush Centre, Brisbane

Sapphire, Brisbane Grammar School

Noosa Art Awards

Kenilworth Art Festival                     

2013                  

Three-person joint exhibition, Transformations, Eudlo

Flying Arts Regional Art Awards Touring Exhibition 2013/2014

Roses of Rosebed Street; Momentum, Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo

Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Award, Brisbane

Illuminations, Brisbane Grammar School

Cycle of Life, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane

Gifts of Grace, ACU Brisbane   

2012                    

Three-person joint exhibition Transformations Cooroy Butter Factory

Two-person show, Of Trees & Ordinary Things Noosa Regional Gallery

Moreton Bay Art Awards

Small is the New Big; Unbelievable, Studio 4 Gallery, Marcoola

Smalls, Rosebed St Gallery, Eudlo

2011                    

Language of Art, Carringtons Gallery, Noosa

Signs & Symbols: A Christian Imagination, ACU Brisbane

Artfelt Art Exhibition, Ballina

2010                    

Cycle of Life: Earth Gift, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane

Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Small Works

Pray 2010 Conference + ACU, Brisbane

2009                    

Martin Galleries, Brisbane Works on Paper

Martin Galleries, Brisbane  Landscape in 2D

2008                    

Kenilworth Art Festival, Kenilworth

Gympie Gold Rush                        

2007                    

Kenilworth Art Festival, Kenilworth

Gympie Gold Rush Art Exhibition

2006                    

Flying Arts Regional Awards, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville      

                            

Touring Exhibitions

Flying Arts Regional Art Awards, 2014 'I Thirst I Forget'

JADA 2014   'Memoirs of a Lost Landscape'

Flying Arts Regional Art Awards, 2013  'The Essence of Chatsworth'

 

 

 

Performances

 

 

 

Projects

 

 

 

Curatorial

 

 

 

Scholarships

 

 

 

Fellowships

 

 

 

Published Papers and Essays

 

 

 

Unpublished Papers and Essays

 

 

 

Awards

2019

WINNER, Locals, du Rietz Art Awards

FINALIST, Moreton Bay Art Awards

FINALIST, Kenilworth Painting Prize

2018

WINNER, 2D Kenilworth Art Fest

WINNER, OPEN AWARD, Mary Valley Art Festival                                                           

FINALIST, Pro Hart Outback Art Prize                                                                               

FINALIST, Stanthorpe Art Prize                                                                                     

FINALIST, Moreton Bay Art Awards

2017

WINNER, ABSTRACT, Mary Valley Art Festival

HIGHLY COMMENDED, OPEN, Mary Valley Art Festival

2016

WINNER, OPEN SECTION Rush Art Festival

2015

FINALIST, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, (National 2D prize)

FINALIST, Moreton Bay Art Awards

BEST PAINTING, Immanuel Art Festival, Sunshine Coast

1st PRIZE, ACRYLIC/OILS, Gold Rush Art Awards

1st PRIZE, MINIATURES, Gold Rush Art Awards      

HIGHLY COMMENDED, OPEN Gympie Gold Rush Art Comp

2014

FINALIST, JADA Drawihg prize

WINNER, Kenilworth Painting Prize

FIRST PRIZE, Bendigo Bank Andrew Fisher Portrait Prize

FINALIST, Moreton Bay Art Awards

FINALIST, Noosa Art Award

FIRST PRIZE, Works on Paper, Gympie Gold Rush Art Competition

FIRST PRIZE, Oil/Acrylic works, Gympie Gold Rush Art Competition

2013

FIRST PRIZE, Acrylics Gympie Gold Rush Art Competition

FIRST PRIZE, Miniatures, Gympie Gold Rush

HIGHLY COMMENDED, OPEN Gympie Gold Rush

FIRST PRIZE, OPEN  Mary Valley Art Festival

FIRST PRIZE, Abstract  Mary Valley Art Festival

FINALIST Kenilworth Painting Prize

2012

Highly commended, WORKS ON PAPER, Gympie Gold Rush Art Awards

SELECTED QUEENSLAND REGIONAL ART AWARDS TOURING EXHIBITION 2013

FINALIST KENILWORTH ART AWARD

FINALIST MORETON BAY ART AWARDS

1ST PRIZE, NATURAL FLORA Mary Valley Art Festival

2nd PRIZE HERITAGE ART AWARDS

2011
1st prize CONTEMPORARY, Kenilworth Art Festival
1st prize OPEN, Mary Valley Art Festival
1st prize ABSTRACT, Mary Valley Art Festival

2010
1st Prize, CONTEMPORARY, Kenilworth Art Festival
BEST PAINTING, Immanuel Art Festival, Maroochydore
1st prize, LANDSCAPE, Mary Valley Art Festival
1st prize, HUMAN FORM, Mary Valley Art Festival

2009
1st prize HERITAGE ART COMPETITION
1st prize, ABSTRACT AWARD, Mary Valley Art Festival

2008
1st prize LANDSCAPE AWARD Mary Valley Art Festival

2007
1st prize OPEN AWARD Faith in Art Festival, Nambour
1st prize STILL LIFE AWARD Mary Valley Art Festival

2006
1st prize OPEN AWARD Mary Valley Art Festival
1st prize STILL LIFE AWARD Mary Valley Art Festival
1st prize HUMAN FORM AWARD Mary Valley Art Festival



 

 

 

Grants

 

 

 

Public Collections

Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Greenslopes Private Hospital 

Gympie Regional Council

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Landscape Collection

Immanuel Lutheran College, Sunshine Coas

Assisi College, Gold Coast

 

 

Corporate Collections

 

 

 

Commissions

St Francis of Assisi, for Assisi College, Upper Coomera, Gold Coast

Light of My Life 2 (private)

 

 

Artist-in-Residencies

 

 

 

Teaching Appointments

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

 

 

Monographs

 

 

 

Selected Publications

Inspire Magazine, Gympie, Spring 2012

The Weekender, Sunshine Coast, May 2011
 

 

 

Catalogues

 

 

 

Online Publications

The Weekender, Sunshine Coast, May 2011, online

Jo Murphy 'Barrett's St Clare a feature at Prayer Conference' online
Jo Murphy 'ART SERIES.. The Memory of Trees by Kym Barrett' online (see News and Text)

 

 

Film and Television

 

 

 

Radio and Podcasts

 

 

 

Other Media Publication

 

 

 

Artist Talks

 

 

 

Lectures

 

 

 

Speaking Engagements

 

 

 

Presentations

 

 

 

Forums

 

 

 

Judging Appointments

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

 

 

 

Profile

Kym Barrett makes abstract paintings and drawings that aim to suggest aspects of landscape, imbued with a sense of depth and mystery … that reveal both surface and history.

In our busy and troubled world, I am convinced that we need to reconnect with the rhythms and flows of nature, and find the still space within us. My approach is organic - a “listening and following” - rather than working with a planned outcome. It’s a sequence of constructing and deconstructing many layers. The process is a path to follow, a “pilgrimage of discovery” but it’s a balance of intuitive response and considered editing that allows me to arrive, at a satisfying resolution.’

Kym graduated in Fine Arts in 1975 and has held 16 solo exhibitions.  Her paintings are contained in private collections in Australia, USA, Canada and Scotland and in several Queensland public collections.