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Catherine Cassidy



CATHERINE CASSIDY is a Sydney-based artist, born in Ballarat, Victoria. Educated at Melbourne's RMIT

and at the National Art School Sydney. She was awarded a Master of Fine Art in Painting in 2011 with a body of

work and thesis on a Re-Appraisal of Metonymy in Contemporary Landscape Response. She has been a finalist in many state and national awards including the Paddington Art Prize, AGNSW Dobell Drawing Prize, NSW Parliament House Plein-Air Painting Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Portia Beach Portrait Award and the prestigious National Works on Paper Award 2014 when her work was acquired for the permanent collection of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Cassidy has held regular solo and group shows in Sydney and in 2017 was invited by French artist Claire Colin-Collin to exhibit alongside 10 French contemporary abstractionists in Paris. The exhibtion, Subito Presto2, was hosted 

by Progress Gallery Paris and highlighted 11 artists response to intuitive mark making.

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"Catherine Cassidy's work holds a boldness in its coloured marks and scribbles - dense and delicious. You can see the joy of her hand. The deliberation of the erasures. She is fearless. Never afraid of clumsiness, beauty or the awkwardness and irreverence of childhood."

- Claire Colin

Subito Presto2,

"Catherine's work holds a boldness that does not conform to the well-worn iconography of Australia landscape painting".

- Terri Brooks


Catherine Cassidy

Education : Master of Fine Art, Painting. National Art School.

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 DUNGOG Dungog Contemporary PLASTIQUE
2017 SYDNEY Art2 Muse Gallery miao miao
2016 SYDNEY Crawford Gallery Deep Field
2015 SYDNEY Art2Muse Gallery Underneath a Plain Thing
2014 SYDNEY Art2Muse Gallery Supernatural
2014 MELBOURNE Chapter House Lane Gallery Calling
2012 SYDNEY Ann Snell Gallery New Work
2010 SYDNEY National Art School Masters Exhibition FAR

Group Exhibitions:

2019 INVERELL AK Bellinger Gallery Modern Love
2017 PARIS Progress Gallery Subito Presto2
2017 WALCHA Walcha Gallery New Works
2017 HOBART Despard Gallery Bruny Island Residency Artists At Bull Bay
2017 SYDNEY Paddington Art Prize
2016 SYDNEY Paddington Art Prize
2015 SYDNEY Paddington Art Prize
2015 ROME Galeria Giulia The Kangaroos Visit
2015 KOGARAH Kogarah Art Prize
2014 KOGARAH Kogarah Art Prize
2014 VICTORIA Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery National Works on Paper
2014 MOSMAN Mosman Art Gallery Mosman Art Prize
2012 MOSMAN Mosman Art Gallery Mosman Art Prize
2010 SYDNEY Paddington Art Prize
2010/09 SYDNEY NSW Parliament House Plein-Air Prize
2007/06/05/01 GYMEA Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Southern Exposure
2006/04/00 SYDNEY S.H.Ervin Gallery Portia Geach Portrait Award
1999 AGNSW Dobell Drawing Prize


2017/16 Artists Retreat Prize Paddington Art Prize, 2014 Permanent collection
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

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