Dunedin , Otago, New Zealand
About Kate Williamson
National Bonspiel painting was selected into the top ten works in the Back to Nature Showdown Competition. The top ten winners were selected by internationally acclaimed artist Ged Quinn. ARTIST STATEMENT Let the sea bear witness Let the wind bear witness Let the earth bear witness Let the stars bear witness W. B. Yeats "I strive to capture in paint the deep reverence I have for this land. I use paint in all states of elasticity/liquidity/multi-layered/dribbled to express as freely as I can, bringing forth the energy that matches how I feel. The enormity of climate change the hurt/harm/ and outright worry I have for this gift of paradise we are an interweaved part of. My work strives to depict the hum and dynamic interplay of colours/light/water/sky/life, the warm sands alive with cockles, ('white birds on the foam of the sea,' Yeats). I want the raw image, the organic aesthetic to enliven the canvas and the space it goes on to inhabit. I am not finished painting until I visually find myself exploring every corner of the canvas and have gone on a journey within these painted realms." Kate Williamson was born in Christchurch, and now lives in the nature reserve of Waipori Falls New Zealand. Renowned for her large and striking works, which are a direct response to her environment. Kate's highly original works are held in collections around the world.
Kate has a Diploma Advanced from The Learning Connexion (alternative) Art school, Wellington New Zealand. Also trained in France, with the guidance of large-scale expert painter Yvan Mauger. The artist was involved in a large-scale performance painting at Le Mans, 24 hour Grand Prix.
Kate is a cancer survivor. At 25, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, and subsequently did six months of chemotherapy. It was during this period that her paintings took on a unique expression. There is immediacy to her work that is still evident many years on.
.*My work is now published in the U.K Dark Mountain Project 2016 book issue #9 THE HUMBLING. "The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilization tells itself. We produce and seek our writing, art and culture rooted in place, time and nature" www.dark-mountain.net
23/24/25/26 October 2015 QUEENSTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL, I have been invited to paint live, spontaneous, intuitive works directly influenced by the music during the Jazz concerts. Good times.*
ART TRAIL, Dunedin city and peninsula art trail, 18 October 2015 10:30 - 4:00pm. Tickets $20 ring 03-4730278 or email email@example.com
(I am one of the artists on the trail, my studio will be full of available works, come out and see the inspiration for many of my works right out my studio windows).
22 November 2015 Climate Change group exhibition at St Pauls Cathedral Dunedin, NZ group exhibition. * Also a Vigil (Love The Earth) will be held two weeks out from the Paris Climate Change meeting. The vigil meets at 7pm 22 November in the Octagon Dunedin and proceed to St Pauls Cathedral.
Opening of my exhibition 'Let The Earth Bear Witness', (Mr Yeats) 11:30am Saturday 2015 at MORAY GALLERY 55 Princess Street Dunedin New Zealand. www.moraygallery.com
Breath One: Atmosphere painting featured in the worldwide promotion of the new Saatchi Art app 2014.
Artist Of The Day, Saatchi Art multi media exposure. 21/May/ 2014. Art work 'Sunday Morning Visitors',
National Bonspiel painting has been selected into Saatchi Online's Best of 2013 Collection.
National Bonspiel painting has been selected into the top ten works in the Back to Nature Showdown Competition.
*Up coming solo exhibition at Moray Gallery Dunedin NZ July 2017. More posted here closer to the date.
2016 My work is also now available from; N.Z Greenstone, Art & Carving Studio 100% N.Z Made Products. Portobello Dunedin.
15/29 November 2015 Climate Change group exhibition St Pauls Cathedral Dunedin NZ.
2015 MORAY GALLERY EXHIBITION 55 Princess Street Dunedin NZ.
Let The Earth Bear Witness. (Mr Yeats)
OPENING APRIL 11 Saturday 11:30am all welcome.
Ends May 1/2015
Exhibition of ten works at Dunedin International Airport, New Zealand
starting 05 July - 05 August 2014
Work at Bryce Gallery Christchurch 2014/2015
Two large works displayed at Dunedin Airport, NZ. 2013
Foyer Display (on going)
7 Bond St, Dunedin
05/10/2013 - 05/11/2013
Exhibition at Nectar, 286 Princes St, North Dunedin.
Work available from Portobello Gallery 2013
2013 - 2014
Work available at Artbay Gallery, 32 Rees St, Queenstown,