Firstly, thanks for taking the time to look around. I appreciate it. For reals.
So I'm Kim. Kimberly to those who read my application forms.
I like to draw and paint and put words together, but more importantly, I like to find truth. I like to find and make things that feel true and speak to the deeper parts of the human experience.
I make work because I like to, and also because I need to exorcise the creative demons.
I've made resources for schools, murals for walls, illustrations for children's books, artwork for public projects and events. I've designed signs and websites and made pieces for gallery exhibitions.
I think they call it 'Jack-of-all-trades', but I'm mastering some:
my favourites are book illustrations and landscape artwork. And murals. Murals are a lot of fun.
For those to whom it matters, I studied Literature and Visual Arts at Uni and have and
continue to work as a high school teacher.
I live in a not-so-big house, with a pretty-damn-big paperbark tree not far from the Tasman Sea. I'm lucky enough to share it with some exceptionally cool and unique people who fill it with music and noise and chaos.
I'm always looking for wildness and quiet and beauty and something delicious and a high spot to climb to and some calm water to paddle on.
And when all else fails: there is always curiosity and kindness. Always, curiosity and kindness.
Exhibition stuff and "credentials" (cos in some situations it's still important):
202 Reconnected: A Recovery Story (Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie - yapang)
2020 Blackstone Works on Paper Prize - finalist (Blackstone Gallery)
2021 'Slippery, Slimy, Feathered and Furred' for Hunter Writer's Centre - illustrator
2021 Hunter Emerging Art Prize - finalist (Newcastle Art Space)
2022 Open Studios artist exhibition (Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie - yapang)
(Some) Commissions and projects:
2019 Artwork for Lake Macquarie Living Smart Festival
2020 Mural for Yoga Place Cafe, Blacksmiths
2020 Artwork for Lake Macquarie Living Smart Festival
2021 6-wall mural for Macquarie College, Wallsend
2021 Artwork for Lake Macquarie Living Smart Festival