Kathryn Blumke

Kathryn Blumke is a visual artist investigating materiality and notions of Deleuzain affect in conversations of healing and restoration both at an individual and a societal level. She is interested in a sense of play with the sensations of the watercolour, geometry, and line on paper. She considers in her drawing/painting practice, life as a flows and explores positive connections with nature, the landscape and each other. 


Kathryn Blumke CV


2019- Commenced Doctorate of Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

2015 -2018; Masters of Arts, Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

1999-2003 Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor: painting, life drawing classes with artist David Paulson.

1995-1996 Post Graduate Physiotherapy Research.

1985-1988 Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Qld.


Individual Exhibitions


2022 Water Quilts, Glass Box Gallery, Queensland College of Art, May, 2022.

2021 Water 7, Glass Box Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, South Brisbane, Brisbane.

2021 Sunset at Wellington Point, Redlands Regional Gallery, Capalaba. January 2021.

2020 Water 6, North Brisbane Cardiology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Chermside.

2020 Water 5, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, March 2020.

2019 Water Colour, Grey Street Gallery. Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, South Brisbane Canvas. May 2019.

2018 Water 4 Factory 49, Marrickville, Sydney, August 2018.

2018 Water 3, Machinery Street Window Gallery, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, June 2018.

2018 Masters of Arts Visual Arts assessment exhibition, Project gallery, June 2018.

2017 Water 2, Webb gallery, Queensland College of Art, December 2017;

2017 Water, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane. February 2017;

2014 Wavell Heights Series, Melcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane, November 2014;

2014 Works on Paper, Cadogan House Gallery, Northside Heart Lung centre, Nundah, March, 2014;

2013 New Works, Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor, July/ August 2013;

2011 Insights Blue sky Coffee Art Space, Newstead;

2010 Urban landscapes Doggett St Studio Brisbane;

2006 Tidal Changes Doggett St Studio, Brisbane:

2004 Harmony, Redland Regional Gallery, Capalaba.

2002 Wild Thing, Manly Art Café, Manly. Two artist show with Simon Degroot.

2001 Figures, Abstracts, Fox gallery, Brisbane.


Group Exhibitions


2022 National Works On Paper Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria. August-October 2022.

2021 Higher degree research group exhibition, POP gallery, Brisbane.

2020 Outside In, St Vincent’s Hospital, Chermside.

2020 Fifty Squared Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.

2020 Signal to Noise, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, February.

2019 Feros Care Connection Project, Curated by Meredith Cusack. Launch Byron Bay, NSW. November.

2019 Open Air, Brunswick Street Gallery, November 2018.

2019 Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville, Sydney, July 2019.

2019 Moreton Bay Art Awards, finalist, 2019.

2018 15 Artists Exhibition, Redcliffe Regional Gallery, September 2018.

2018 Moreton Bay Art Awards, finalist, May 2018;

2018 Post Card Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, February, March, 2017;

2017 Shortlisted top five Brisbane International Airport prize. November 2017. Won $5000.

2017 Disruptive Patterns, Exhibition with Jemima Wyman, Alyson Reynolds at Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, September to November, 2017.

2017 Moreton Bay Art Awards, finalist, May, 2017.

2017 Group show, Factory 49 Marrickville, Sydney. May, 2017;

2016 Redland Art Awards, finalist, October, 2016;

2016 Little things Art award, Paddington Sydney, September, 2016;

2016 Print and Paper show, Factory 49, Marrickville Sydney. September, 2016;

2016 Grammar Art Show, Brisbane, August, 2016;

2016 Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, finalist, 2016;

2015 In Plain Sight, 4 Masters of Arts Students QCA, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, November, 2015;

2015 Grammar Art Show, Brisbane, August, 2015;

2015 Labouring under an Assumption. Masters students from QCA show. Perfect Potion Warehouse, Virginia. Brisbane;

2015 Lethbridge Small Works online gallery. May 2015;

2015 Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, finalist, May, 2015:

2014 Tattersall’s Club Art Awards, Brisbane, September 2014;

2014 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, finalist, May, 2014;

2014 Stanthorpe Regional art awards, finalist, March, 2014;

2014 Redland Regional gallery, Her Inspiration, Female Artists from the Redland Interpret the Landscape, Capalaba, March 2014;

2013 Finalist Fleurieu Art prize, South Australia, Oct, 2013;

2013 Nine, Metcalfe gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor, Brisbane, Oct, 2013.

2013 Art auction Society of Fine Arts, University of Qld, White canvas gallery Brisbane.

2013 Moreton Bay Art Awards, finalist, 2013;

2012 Doggett St Studio Christmas Show Dec 2012;

2012 Dare to be square, Pine Rivers regional gallery;

2012 Launch of SKIP, Victoria Park Golf Club, Herston;

2012 Moreton Bay Regional art awards finalist;

2011 Creativo arts gala, Martin gallery, Nundah;

2011 Much loved works, Redland Regional gallery, Cleveland;

2010 Morton Bay Art Awards finalist;

2008 Postcards from the Redlands, Redland Regional gallery;

2006 Redland art awards, finalist, Redland regional gallery;

2005, 2006, 2007 Border Art prize exhibitions;

2005 Selected Redland Art gallery, Local landscape exhibition;

2004 Redland Art gallery, works hung in Foyer gallery;

2003-2005 Churchie Art Show, finalist:

2002 Wild Thing, 2 persons show Manly Art Café gallery, Manly;

2002 Conrad Jupiter’s Contemporary Art prize, finalist, Gold Coast;

2002 Contemporary Art and Ikebana Exhibition “Colours of Peace and Harmony” selected, Brisbane Riverside centre;

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Redland Art awards, Cleveland;

2002 Cultural Expo, Redland community centre, selected;

2002 Grand View Gallery, Nurse of the year art exhibition;

2000 Nona gallery, Brisbane Institute of ART, Windsor, Watercolour.



2019 Moreton Bay Art Award; Won works on paper award, awarded $2000.

2017 Short listed top 5 Brisbane International Airport Public Art Competition, awarded $5000.

2012 Two Gold, one Bronze at QLD SPASA awards (in collaboration with EKO architects) design of water feature for pool.

2002 Redland art award highly commended

2001 Redland art award commended

2000 Redland Art award highly commended, commended


Public Collections

Redland Regional Art Gallery.

Moreton Bay Regional Gallery


Corporate Collections

North Brisbane Cardiology, Brisbane, 2020.

Greenslopes Cardiology, Brisbane, 2015

Mater Private Hospital; series of works in oncology.

North West Hospital, Cardiology Rooms.

Queensland Nuclear Imaging, Chermside.motions of