Robin Gibson Gallery

modern + contemporary

Katherine Edney


Katherine Edney

Flowers on the Bed I
30×30cm oil on birch panel

$1,200 or 4 payments of $400

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Before this year, I had never considered creating an exhibition of paintings set in one location. I’ve always drawn inspiration from an array of settings – but this time around, things are different

The works in Flowers on the bed are all set in the microcosm of the world that is my mattress. No doubt it’s a result of lockdown. But even more so, it’s born out of my experience of motherhood. Being someone who has always felt the need to explore, it wasn’t until I had my daughter that I realised how much of life happens in that same spot we retreat to each and every night. From thoughts and dreams, to simply holding a loved one, it’s a place where memories of every kind form

So, while I’ll never stop looking outside, I’m now embracing the flowers I see every morning when I wake

Artist statement 2020

Katherine Edney is a Sydney based painter who completed her MFA at UNSW College of Fine Arts in 2008

She is in the current Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW which is the second consecutive year she’s been included. Also in 2020 she was in the Portia Geach Portrait Prize at S.H Ervin Gallery and Self Portrait Projects at Manly Regional Gallery. Katherine has been a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize (highly commended in 2018), The Kilgour Prize, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture and the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Katherine tells her stories through the interplay of light and shadow, built upon layer on layer of paint. In capturing the ambience of each given moment, her artworks are able to evoke the underpinning emotions of the world that she sees

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Katherine Edney

Born in Sydney 1983
Lives & works in Sydney


2008 Master of Fine Arts by Research (Painting) College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW
2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours Class 1 College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Flowers on the bed Robin Gibson Gallery
2018 Made in Zim Robin Gibson Gallery
2015 Katherine Edney The Lost Ones Gallery, Ballarat
2014 The In-between Robin Gibson Gallery
2011 Far Away Places Robin Gibson Gallery
2009 Fractures in Time Robin Gibson Gallery
2008 Hidden Fractures; A Narrative in Time Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

since 2009 numerous curated group shows at Robin Gibson Gallery
2020 Self Portraits Project Manly Art Gallery and Museum
2019 Archibald Prize Travelling Exhibition TarraWarra Museum of Art, Gosford Art Gallery
2009 Celebrating Paradise Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
2008 4th Wirral National Open Art Exhibition Williamson Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2007 St. Josephs Annual Art Show St. Josephs College, Sydney
2006 Self Raising: Emerging Artist and Design Award Exhibition Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2006 Art for Art Show St. Augustines College, Sydney
2005 Hatched: National Graduate Show Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth

Art Prizes & Scholarships

2020 Finalist Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2020 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery
2019 Finalist Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2019 Finalist Ravenswood Australian Womens Art Prize, Ravenswood School for Girls
2019 Lester Prize (Salon des Refuses), Perth Cultural Centre
2018 Highly Commended, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize (RAW Art Prize) Emerging Artist Category
2018 Kangaroo Valley Art Prize
2017 Runner Up, Hunters Hill Art Prize
2016 Finalist, Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery
2012, 2013 Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H Ervin Gallery
2013 Finalist, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
2012, 11 Finalist, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Online Exhibition
2011, 09, 08 Finalist, Metro Art Award, Metro Art Gallery, Melbourne
2012, 07, 06, 05 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery
2012 Semi-finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Online Exhibition
2008 Finalist, Warringah Art Prize, Art Focus Gallery , Sydney
2007 Winner, Warringah Art Prize
2007 People’s Choice Award, Warringah Art Prize
2007 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2007 Winner, Warringah Art Prize, Warringah Printmakers Studio, Sydney
2007 Finalist, Willoughby Art Prize, Civic Centre, Chatswood, Sydney
2006 Finalist, Willoughby Art Prize, Chatswood, Sydney
2006 Viktoria Marinov Scholarship for Art at COFA
2006 Finalist, Warringah Art Prize, Warringah Printmakers Studio, Sydney
2006 Finalist, Waverly Art Prize, Waverly Community and Arts Centre, Sydney
2006 Finalist, Sass and Bide Art Award, COFA Space, Sydney
2006 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2005 Finalist, Jenny Birt Award, COFA Space, Sydney


2020 The Women’s Club, Sydney

numerous private collections

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