Elsey’s work is confident, emotional, and overwhelming, with an abundance of beautiful configurations of colour and space; yet manages to simultaneously depict the fragility of our environment.

Inspired by Intricate landscapes, and bold colour forms of abstract expressionism, Elsey creates an unconscious articulation of life in perpetual movement. With a deep consciousness, and respect to static biomes, she aims to capture each moment in its natural presence and intensity.

The continuity of a line is the conceptual foundation of Elsey’s work. And in this translation of contours, a connection of the sweeping organic forms reveal themselves – whereby all life is suddenly interwoven and then captured in a single line

The line follows an instinct, and descends upon the image it seeks with strength and humility.

Born to live as an infinite silhouette the line criss-crosses and circles up, down, and around the corners like a thread embroidering all of space and light until one day emerging in its inherent form.

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS

KATE ELSEY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     ‘Around Corners’ Linton and Kay Galleries Subiaco WA

2018     ‘Earthlines’ Linton and Kay Galleries Perth WA

2016     ‘Life Museum’, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth WA

2015     ‘Banksia Mountain’ Linton and Kay Galleries Perth WA

2013     The Studio, Hotham St Contemporary, Melbourne VIC

2012     Axia Modern Art South Melbourne VIC

2011     ‘Spectacular Bird Show’, Gadfly Gallery Perth WA

2011     ‘Boundless’, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne VIC

2009     ‘Still Life’, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne VIC

2003     ‘Yellow’, Code Red Art Gallery, Perth WA

2002     ‘Voyage’, Silver Room Art Gallery, Perth WA

2001     ‘Inside’, Gadfly Gallery, Perth WA

2000     ‘Caternay And The Timpani’, Gadfly Gallery, Perth WA

1998     ‘Evolution And The Peach’, Code Red, Perth WA

1997     ‘Dust To Dust’ Allegretta Studio And Gallery, Perth WA

1997     ‘Seedy’, His Majesty Theatre, Perth WA

1994     ‘Complicated Thought Simple Action’, PS Gallery, Perth WA

1992      ‘40 Paintings’, The Claremont Hotel, Perth WA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019     Lexus Ball for Telethon, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, WA

2019     Flametree Wines, Freshwater Bay Auction for Type 1 Family Centre

2019     Asthma Foundation Exhibition, Claremont WA with Linton and Kay Galleries

2018     Leeuwin Estate Telethon Auction 2016, 2017, and 2018

2017     Women of Wildflowers, Linton and Kay Galleries, Mandoon Estate, Perth,WA

2016     Selected works, Linton and Kay Galleries, Mandoon Estate, Perth, WA

2014     Directors Choice Linton and Kay Perth, WA

2013     Ausimed Auction, Menzies Art Brands, Melbourne, VIC

2011     ‘Japan Exhibition’, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC

2010     ‘Christmas Exhibition’, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC

2005     ‘Women from the West’, Challen’s Rafferty Gallery, Perth, WA

2000     ‘Mainly Miniatures’, DADAA, Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth, WA

1997     One World One Hope’, WA Aids Council, Perth, WA

 

 

PRIZES & AWARDS

2012     Paddington Art Prize Sydney NSW, 2012 Finalist

2011     Waterhouse Natural Art History Award, Museum of South Australia, Finalist

2009     Waterhouse Natural Art History Award, High Commendation, Museum of South Australia and National Archives Canberra

2006     National Outback Art Award, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Finalist

2005     National Outback Art Award, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Finalist

1997     Artists Acknowledgement scholarship, Fremantle, WA

1994     Water Authority Art Award, Perth WA

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2019     Ritz Carlton Hotel, Elizabeth Quay Perth

2018     Leeuwin Estate Art Series Collection – Leeuwin Estate Margaret River

2018     St Fillan Sculpture Park, Yarra Valley, Victoria

2017     Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

2016     Brookfield Properties, EY Building Foyer commission, Brookfield Place Perth

 

SELECTED MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS

2019     Around Corners, Corey James

2019     Belle Magazine Feb Edition – Ross common House

2018     A Spiritual Awakening, William Yeoman, The West Australian

2018     Art Beat, RTR/FM Perth

2018     Earth Lines, Corey James

2016     Life Museum, Artist Chronicle

2016     Life Museum, Detail

2015     Banksia Mountain, Detail

2015     Artist Profile, Kate Elsey Banksia Mountain

2015     Alex McCulloch, The Arts Show, Melbourne

2013     The Finkelstein Files, Call of the Wild, Artist Kate Elsey

2012     Observation to Inspiration Limelight Magazine, ABC

2011     Scoop Magazine Curators Choice, Home and Art / spring, Curators Choice

2011     The Australian Newspaper, Boundless Exhibition, February,

2011     A Boundless Verve for the Natural, Stonnington Times Victoria

2011     Kate’s close look at the spectrum of Life, Nook and Cranny Report

2011     Kate and Mo’s garden, Gardening Australia, ABC television program

2009     Still Life, National Library Australia, Axia Modern Art

Kate Elsey, Cloud Nest, oil on linen, 135 x 300cm. Not Available
Kate Elsey, Cloud Nest, oil on linen, 135 x 300cm. Not Available
Kate Elsey, Desert Rose, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm. Not availalble
Kate Elsey, Desert Rose, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm. Not availalble
Kate Elsey, Transform 1, oil on linen, 183 x 122 cm. Not available
Kate Elsey, Transform 1, oil on linen, 183 x 122 cm. Not available
Kate Elsey, Moonah Bay, oil on linenm 180 x 140 cm. Not availalble
Kate Elsey, Moonah Bay, oil on linenm 180 x 140 cm. Not availalble