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.
2014 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Southern Cross University
2007 Higher School Certificate, Alstonville High School
2015 Room to Move, Lismore Regional Gallery
2009 Saper Vedere, Armistead’s Gallery, Lismore
2008 Cafe Art Trail, Lismore
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, (ex.cat.) 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