By Kay Kane

Medium: Oil on linen

Size: 78cm by 128cm


About the Artist

Kay Kane, (Dr.)
DVA (Griffith)  DFA & BAFA (hons) London, Cert IV, FRAQS


2010  Doctor of Visual Arts, Fine Art, Queensland College, Griffith University.
1981  BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central College, London (awarded Special commendation, Art History)
1981  Diploma, Central School of Art and Design                                       
1976-77  Foundation Year, St Martins College of Art, London                               
1974-76  City Literary Institute, London (Live drawing, art history, painting, and design)


1997-2007  Arts Academy, Balmoral QLD
1997-2015  Lecturer Life Drawing,Queensland College of Art ,
2019-2020  Lecturer Life Drawing, Queensland University of Technology.

Conference Papers

2015  Royal Society of the Arts, “Capturing Tacit Knowledge in an Innovative Society.” Brisbane QLD.
2014  The Animator, 26th Annual International Society for Animation Studies Conference, June 2014, Hosted by Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada. “Animation as Conservation: Classical Values in Contemporary Practice”
2014  The Representational Art Conference 2014, TRAC 2014, The Californian Lutheran University, Ventura, California, USA “Representation and the Real Thing”.
2012  The Representational Art Conference 2012, TRAC 2012, The Californian Lutheran University, Ventura, California, USA. “The Nude, Beauty and Modernist Misogyny”


2015  Animation Studies. Animation as Conservation: Classical Values in Contemporary Practice’
2014  Drawing illustration of Fly leaf of “The Craft of Governing: In Honour of Professor Patrick Weller”, Editors: Glynn Davis & RAW Rhodes (Crows Nest NSW: Allen and Unwin, 2014)
2013  The Real Snake: Proceedings of The Representational Art Conference 2012". Foreword by Michael Pearce, PHD MFA, California Lutheran University, Book Chapter: “The Nude Beauty and Modernist Misogyny”.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1981/2  Cale Art, Chelsea, London
2002  The Painters Gallery, Mona Vale Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021  Clayton Utz Art Award (QLD)
2021  The Inaugural Lethbridge Landscape Prize
2021  Lethbridge Gallery Home Exhibition
2020  Lethbridge Gallery
2019  The Kennedy Art Prize, Adelaide SA.
2019  The Lethbridge 20000, Brisbane Qld.
2018  Show your World, Exhibition, New York
2016  Queensland Figurative, (Winner 1st Prize)
2016  RQAS Annual, Petrie Tce Gallery, Works on Paper (Winner 1st Prize)
2015  Manning Art Prize, Naked and Nude, Manning.Regional Gallery,
2015  Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards,  
2014  Journeys West Exhibition , Orange Regional Gallery, Orange NSW
2014  The Queensland Figurative 2014, Petrie Terrace Gallery Brisbane QLD.
2014  Andrew Fisher Portrait Prize, Gympie Regional Gallery
2014  Manning Art Prize, Naked and Nude, Manning.Regional Gallery
2013  Shadow of a Mouse, Petrie Terrace Gallery,
2013  Manning Art Prize, Naked and Nude, Manning.Regional Gallery
2013  The Reel Deal, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, USA,
2013  Royal Queensland Art Society Annual Art Competition (Winner 2nd Prize)
2013  Pastel Exhibition Petrie Tce Gallery (Winner 1st Prize)
2012  Alice Bale Art Prize, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Victoria
2012  Petrie Terrace Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition
2011  15 Artist Exhibition 2011; Redcliffe City Art Gallery Invitational Exhibition
2010/11  Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2010  Evolving Traditions, Queensland Contemporary Painters,
2010  Redcliffe City Art Gallery
2010  The GAS, Griffith University Graduate Show, Griffith University Gallery
2010/12  Harold and Agnes Richardson Drawing Prize (Winner 1st Prize both years)
2010  7 Stars 3, Gallery 419, Brisbane
2010  The Restoration of Venus, Doctoral Exhibition, QCA, Griffith University    
2009  Art State Competition (Commended)
2003/08/12  Alice Bale competition, Melbourne
2006  Stanthorpe Festival Competition
2000/3  The Painter’s Gallery, Mona Vale, Sydney
1990/1  Childers Regional Art Gallery
1986  Royal Portrait Society, Mall Galleries, London
1986  Albermale Gallery London
1986  Royal Academy Summer Show, Piccadilly
1986  John Player Portrait Award semi-finalist / National Portrait Gallery, London
1984  Royal Overseas League, West End, London
1984  John Player Portrait Award semi-finalist/National Portrait Gallery, London
1984  Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries
1980  Stowells Trophy Exhibition (Royal Academy London)
1980  Leicestershire County Council Annual Exhibition (UK)
1980  Young Masters Gallery, Brisbane
1980  Portrait Artists Society, Mall Galleries, London

Selected Portrait Commissions

2022  David Stabler, Orthopaedic Surgeon   
2019  Suzannah Bentley
2019  Rona Bain
2013  Professor Pat Weller, Griffith University.       
2006  Hon. Kev Mahoney, Mayor of Woocoo Shire, QLD
2004  Professor Glenice Hancock, Vice Chancellor Central Queensland University
1996  Professor Ian Shapiro, Yale University, USA
1992  The Hon.Barry Bolton, Mayor of  Redcliffe City, Qld
1990  Mr Alan Templeton (Yandina Ginger Factory, Qld)

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