There is a metaphysical presence that enfolds our relationship with nature; a pulsing, rhythmic force that has forever carried our natural existence. It lies beneath our feet, reaches through the air and into the sky, only to descend back down again with seismic tranquility. It is the line of nature—an invisible rhythm—transmitted through endless networks that move in the background of our being, affording us life through its silent capillaries. Though we may not always see it or feel it, we are in perpetual connection to its basslines.

Kate Elsey’s latest collection of works explore the fundamental tension between between fragility and resilience through entropic forces, acknowledging the natural poetry that drives us onwards, quietly connecting all living things.

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, Evolution of Rhythm, 2020,  oil on linen, 182 x 142 cm $14,500
Kate Elsey, Evolution of Rhythm, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 142 cm $14,500
Kate Elsey, Catching Winters Moon, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 142 cm $14,500
Kate Elsey, Catching Winters Moon, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 142 cm $14,500
Kate Elsey, Morning Light Embrace, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 122 cm $13,800
Kate Elsey, Morning Light Embrace, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 122 cm $13,800
Kate Elsey, Flowing Through the Mountains with You, 2020,  oil on linen, 182 x 122 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, Flowing Through the Mountains with You, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 122 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, When the Sky Came to Earth, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 300 cm  $22,500
Kate Elsey, When the Sky Came to Earth, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 300 cm $22,500
Kate Elsey, Adagio Accent, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, Adagio Accent, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, Lava Graffiti, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm $11,500
Kate Elsey, Lava Graffiti, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm $11,500
Kate Elsey, Moonah Rhapsody, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 142 cm $14,500
Kate Elsey, Moonah Rhapsody, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 142 cm $14,500
Kate Elsey, Perpetual Connection, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 142 cm $14,500
Kate Elsey, Perpetual Connection, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 142 cm $14,500
Kate Elsey, Lunar Mare, 2020, oil on linen, 120 x 150 cm $12,500
Kate Elsey, Lunar Mare, 2020, oil on linen, 120 x 150 cm $12,500
Kate Elsey, Seismic Tranquillity, 2020, oil on linen, 120 x 150 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, Seismic Tranquillity, 2020, oil on linen, 120 x 150 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, Disco Galaxy, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm  $11,500
Kate Elsey, Disco Galaxy, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm $11,500
Kate Elsey, Natures Parley, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 122 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, Natures Parley, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 122 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, Copper Seed Deco, 2020_oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm $11,500
Kate Elsey, Copper Seed Deco, 2020_oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm $11,500
Kate Elsey, Nocturne Prelude, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, Nocturne Prelude, 2020, oil on linen, 150 x 100 cm SOLD
Kate Elsey, Earth Parade, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 300 cm $28,000
Kate Elsey, Earth Parade, 2020, oil on linen, 182 x 300 cm $28,000
Kate Elsey, Impresa (Natures Coat of Arms), 2020, oil on linen, 120 x 150 cm $12,500
Kate Elsey, Impresa (Natures Coat of Arms), 2020, oil on linen, 120 x 150 cm $12,500