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Helen McCullagh

Kathryn Dolby

Kathryn Dolby is an emerging visual artist residing in the Northern Rivers, NSW. Kathryn’s paintings reflect an intent and expressive curiosity about the quiet and seemingly insignificant in-between moments of everyday life. Through exaggerated colour and reductive forms, her current investigations delve into the emotional and physical landscapes that are deeply immersed in her transition into and through motherhood.
In 2014 Kathryn topped her year and completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts at Southern Cross University in Lismore. As a result of this she was awarded the Lismore Regional Gallery Graduate Award and in 2015 had her first solo exhibition in the Lismore Regional Gallery. During her time at university she was awarded the Camera House Visual Arts Scholarship and the Kaske award for printmaking. In the subsequent years Kathryn has shown work with Small Spaces in Sydney, Modern Times in Melbourne and continues to exhibit nationally.

Kathryn Dolby



2014                                       Bachelor of Visual Arts, Southern Cross University

2007                                       Higher School Certificate, Alstonville High School


Solo Exhibitions


2015                                       Room to Move, Lismore Regional Gallery
2009                                       Saper Vedere, Armistead’s Gallery, Lismore

2008                                       Cafe Art Trail, Lismore


Group Exhibitions



2018                                       Newest and Rising, Modern Times, Melbourne

2016                                       30x30, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby

2016                                       All New Home, with Heath Franco, Natalie Grono and Gregory Furney, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina.

2015                                       Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery
2015                                       Abstract Wonder, Grafton Regional Gallery

2014                                       Transit, SCU graduate exhibition, Lismore Campus

2014                                       Movements, SCU Lismore Library

2014                                       Cahoots, V Block Gallery, SCU Lismore Campus

2012                                       Whole – An Exhibition of The Circle, Comb Gallery, Gold Coast 

2012                                       Coraki Art Prize

2012                                       HERE say, SCU Next Gallery, Lismore

2011                                       Coraki Art Prize

2010                                       Byron Bay Brewery Awards



2015                                       Selected Finalist in the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

2014                                       Nominated for Hatched, PICA

2014                                       Winner of the Lismore Regional Gallery Graduate Award

2013                                       Invitation to join the Golden Key International Honors Society

2011                                       Winner of The New Camera House Visual Arts Scholarship

2011                                       Winner of the Kaske award for first year printmaking

2010                                       Selected finalist in the Byron Bay Brewery Awards




2014-2017                            Artist’s assistant for Luke Sciberras

2013                                       Artist’s assistant for Guy Maestri, Sydney, NSW
2013                                       Artist’s Assistant for Ben Quilty, Robertson, NSW





Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW

Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW
Private Collection, Sydney, Lennox Head, Byron Bay NSW






Jamie-Lee Rowley, The Light Touch of Kathryn Dolby, BAM, March 27, 2018
BAM, Kathryn Dolby, Issue 8, 2018.




Liz Calligeros, Is There Really No Place Like Home? BAM, October 23, 2016


BAM, Home Town – Heath Franco, Issue 3, 2016.

The Northern Star, Explaining What Home Means, October 21, 2016.



Echo Net Daily, NRCG Exhibition All New Home, 2016



Luke Sciberras, ( Room to Move, Lismore Regional Gallery, December 2015



Cathryn McLauchlan, Thoughts of an Arts Graduate, The Northern Star, December 11, 2015.


Jude McBean, Abstract Impressions, The Daily Examiner, February 25, 2015.


Lesley Apps, Artists are Quick to Make Mark, The Daily Examiner, February 23, 2015.


Grafton Regional Gallery, Abstract Wonder, 2015





Hamish Broome, Kathryn’s Mentors Best in Australia, The Northern Star, December 1, 2014.


SCU Alumni and Development, Featured Alumnus – Kathryn Dolby 2014


                                                Everyday Girl, Kathryn Dolby, 2014

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