Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018
    'Here,There and Everywhere', Burra Regional Art Gallery, SA.
  • 2016
    'Inland to Edge', Arts Centre Onkaparinga. Port Noarlunga, SA.
  • 2009
    'Transposed Icons', DEAF Space Gallery, DVAA. Darwin, NT.
  • 2003
    'Skin, Bones & Overtones,' Paintings from Namibia and Central Australia. Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment, Alice Springs, N T.
  • 1998
    'Perfume & Dust', Paintings from Central Pacific and Central Australia, Gabriel Gallery/ Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • 1998
    'Perfume & Dust'. InTransit Gallery, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 1993
    'Journey In Silk', Paintings on silk. Witchettys' Gallery, Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 1993
    Silk Paintings, Mulgara Gallery, Yulara ,Uluru, NT.Australia.
  • 1992
    Silk Works, Paintings on silks and scarves. Gondwana Gallery. Todd Mall, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 1986
    'Cait Designs'/Original Handpainted Clothing. The Australian Craft Show, Sydney, Australia.
  • 1985
    'Cait Designs' A Collection of Wearable Art. First Australian Craft Show, Royal Aust. Showgrounds, Sydney.

Collaborative Exhibitions

  • 2018
    'Here,There and Everywhere', with Works by Warraweena artists. Burra Regional Art Gallery, SA.
  • 2015
    "A Chosen Life" Exhibition and Performance with Poetry by K. A. Nelson
  • 2014-15
    "A Brush with Art" Flinders Ranges Art Trail Exhibition of paintings in the Woolshed Restaurant at Rawnsley Park Station. South Australia
  • 2004
    Alice Springs Hospital Foyer Mural.  Irrkerlantye Arts, Northern Territory, Australia.
  • 2002-03
    The Santa Teresa Church Murals. Ltyentye Apurte Community, Northern Territory, Australia
  • 1998
     'Youth Show Project 'Murals. Melanka Lodge, Alice Springs, NT. NT Health, Tangentyerre Council
  • 1993
    Ntyarlke Unit Mural. OLSH High School, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 1992
    Atyelpe Exhibition,[with Keringke Arts] Te Taumata Gallery, Auckland, Aoteoroa.[NZ]
  • 1991
    Mpwelarre Exhibition, [with Keringke Arts] Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 1990
    Cross Roads Exhibition, [with Keringke Arts] Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment, Alice Springs, NT
  • 1989
    Keringke Arts at Australian Craft Show, R.A.S. Sydney, Australia.
  • 1988
    Keringke Arts at Bicentennial Craft Show, R.A.S. Sydney, Australia.
  • 1887
    Eye to Eye Exhibition, Chapel Theatre, C.C.C. Brookvale, Sydney, Australia.

Awards

2012 Second Prize, "Noel Padjham Purich", oil/canvas, 76cm x 120cm Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award "Portrait of a Senior Territorian"

2011 Finalist 60th Blake Prize

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I am exploring how westerners project their spirituality onto Aboriginal people. I am subverting the view that "Aboriginal people" are all the things we are not, that "they" are the wholly other, spiritual' dreamtime' beings. Western view point may be that Aboriginal people have suffered because of our "white" influence when we entered their world. This painting could be interpreted that "they" are the incarnation of eternal suffering, as is Jesus. I have projected the symbols of traditional Christian spirituality on to a "traditional" woman from Arnhem Land, with whom I have had a personal, working relationship, and I am inviting the viewer to have empathy – to discard the imaginary projection which can be a fundamental spiritual barrier to seeing the real woman. The person in this painting could become a symbol of an autonomous Aboriginal Christianity which lives independently of the Western binary imaginary of these two cultures of spirituality.

For the last 25 years I have lived and worked in the NT, often in Aboriginal communities, working with Aboriginal artists in collaborative and reconciliatory projects. I established Keringke Arts at Santa Teresa from 1987 to 1993, and more recently painted the church murals at Santa Teresa in 2002-3. I have worked in many diverse communities doing painting workshops, and managing Art centres around Central Australia to the Top End". In Gapuwiyak in NE Arnhem Land, I collaborated with locals and other partners to establish their new Culture and Art Centre in 2009. The subject in my painting is a weaver and a "bush woman" from Gapuwiyak. In 2010 I facilitated and coordinated eight artists from diverse Aboriginal communities to create contemporary designs for new stained glass windows for St Mary's Cathedral in Darwin. Where ever I have lived, I have painted portraits of local people as an expression of my relationships and as an exploration of our different cultures.

In 2005, after painting the church murals, I went to Florence to absorb and study "sacred art" and to reconnect with the spiritual and artistic traditions of my own western culture. I am continually experimenting with appropriating imagery and symbols from 'religious 'art, and the work of the Renaissance masters. The work "Bush Easter Top End" is an expression of my passion to reconcile the sacred and the secular and to seek out our Australian spiritual identity.

2011 Katherine Art Price Title: Tribute to Cycas Armstongii  Highly Commended

2010 Portrait of a Senior Territorian  Highly Commended

2009 Rights On Show Art Award, Darwin ,NT. Winner: "San Women / Namibia " 2001

2008 Rights On Show Art Award, Darwin, NT. Winner: "On Home Ground, NT" 2005

2007 Drawing Together Art Award, Canberra ACT Shortlist Finalist: "Kantupayi, Thisbe & Rooi" May 2007

2005 Portrait of a Senior Territorian, Darwin, NT. Highly Commended: "Always Been Here"

2004 Portrait of a Senior Territorian, Darwin, NT. Highly Commended"Aggie Abbott Loves' Creek NT"


Private collections, primarily in Northern Territory, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Germany, UK

Collections


Acquisitions

Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment, Alice Springs, NT. Australia.


2012, "Hotsprings, the Northern Territory and Contemporary Australian Artists", Daena Murray. (Macmillan)

2011, " Around the World in the Blink of an Eye" (Kiribati illustration) published by weepress, Ontario, Canada

Alice Springs News; - Nov.3rd 2004, Oct.8th 2003, April 30th 2003.

Artlink, Remote: 2005, Volume 25.No 2. Making the Gospel their Own. Pp 60.

Artlink Magazine, Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, Vol. 10, nos.1&2. Pp. 24-25.

Australian Womens Weekly, (June 1987). A Brush with Another World, pg.83.

Brian, Janeen (1984). South Australias' Colonial Years, Illustrated by Cait Wait.. Hodder & Stoughton

Interaction (Feb. 1998), Australian Volunteers International publication., pg. 4.

Keringke Arts (1999) Contemporary Eastern Arrernte Art, Jukurrpa Books.

The Australian Way, Qantas Inflight Magazine (May 1998), Island of the Winds pp.66-68

Publications


2004 Art Of Healing: CAAMA Productions, Imparja Television, Central Australia.

Films / Documentaries