Karlee  Rawkins

Karlee Rawkins

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Curriculum vitae

Karlee Rawkins was born in 1977 Australia and lives in Bellingen NSW. Rawkins has exhibited extensively since 1994. In 2003 she was the recipient of The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship and in 2012 a finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Award. She has twice been a finalsit in the Prometheus Art Award.

In 2004 she held a 5 months residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

Karlee Rawkins' poignant imagery of wildlife and flora examines the symbolic and totemic meanings nature holds within the human psyche.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Lucky Catch, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach (Feb 27)
2015 River Side, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW
2015 Never Never River, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Temples of Jasper, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth WA
2014 Rhonda's Magic Garden, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2013 Sky World, Linton & Kay Galleries, Subiaco WA
2013 Honey Gully, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Freight Train, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2012 The Wild Fox Garden, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 The Emerald Valley, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2011 Dark Wood Land, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Owl Town, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2010 Big Rock Candy Mountain, Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney
2010 The Deer Park, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2010 Mekong Drift, Tweed River Gallery, Murwillumbah
2009 Orchard, Anthea Polson Art Gallery, Main Beach
2009 Zoo Tomorrow, Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney
2006 Funny Bunnies, Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2005 Minor Migration, Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2003 Lollies, Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2002 Amulet, Gallery Paul, St Kilda
2002 Pony Girls Rodeo, The Tub Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2000 Flying, Wood St Gallery, Darwin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me), Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2015 Summer In The City, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth WA
2014 Modern Women, Linton & Kay Galleries, Subiaco WA
2012 Inspiring Artists, Recipients Of The Pat Corrigan Artists Grant, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2012 Greatest Hits Vol II, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Studio Show, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 The Artist Revealed, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2012 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
2010 Big Paintings, Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney
2010 First Anniversary Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2008 Schubert Contemporary, Main Beach
2007 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Past Winners, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2007 Prometheus Art Award Finalists, Merrimac
2006 Chrysalis,The Emergence of Northern Rivers Artists, Lismore Regional Gallery
2006 Showcase, Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2006 Oceans 11, Lismore Regional Gallery
2005 Summer Show, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2005 Prometheus Art Award Finalists, Merrimac
2005 This Place Our Town, Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2004 Exposition, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2003 Sacred Heart Mission Auction, Gallery Paul, St Kilda
2003 The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship Finalists, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2002 Sacred Heart Mission Auction, Gallery Paul, St Kilda
2002 Five Places To See, Byron Fine Art Gallery and Waywood, Byron Bay
2001 20000 Leagues Under The Sea,TheTub Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2000 GOGA Art Exhibition, The Glennie School, Toowoomba
2000 Festival of The Horse Art Exhibition, The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
1999 Odds On, Honours Graduate Exhibition, SCU Lismore
1998 11th Annual Bachelor of Arts Graduate Exhibition, SCU, Lismore
1998 Selected works, Museum of Contemporary Art, SCU, Lismore
1995 Curators Choice, Visual Arts Gallery, USQ Toowoomba
1995 Indonesian/Australian Student Show, Visual Arts Gallery, USQ Toowoomba
1994 Minister for Education's Excellence in Art Award, The Old Post Office Gallery, Toowoomba

Awards

2012 Fishers Ghost Art Award Finalist
2007 Prometheus Art Award Finalist
2005 Prometheus Art Award Finalist
2003 The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship Winner
2001 Pat Corrigan Artists Grant (NAVA & Arts Council Australia)
1999 William Fletcher Trust Grant
1994 Minister for Education's Excellence in Art Award Finalist

Residencies

2007 3 month residency, SE Asia
2004 5 month residency AGNSW Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2001 3 month residency, North India and Nepal
2000 8 month residency, Darwin

Education 

1999 BA Honours (Visual Art) Southern Cross University, Lismore
1998 BA (Visual Art) Southern Cross University, Lismore

Selected Bibliography

Phe Luxford, The Wild Fox Garden, Exhibition catalogue, Flinders Lane Gallery, March 2012
Cheryl Farrell, "Inspiring Artists: Recipients Of The Pat Corrigan Artists Grant", Maitland Regional Art Gallery, November 2012
Phe Luxford, Dark Wood Lands, Exhibition catalogue, Flinders Lane Gallery, 2011
Andrew Frost, "Mystical Menagerie", Sydney Morning Herald, Metro Art, September 10 2010, p 14
Marina St Martin, "Memories Bear Fruit", Gold Coast Bulletin, Paradise Magazine, September 19 2009
Elizabeth Fortescue, "Using Animal Instincts", The Daily Telegraph, April 13 2009, p 42
Louise Martin-Chew, Funny Bunnies, Exhibition catalogue, January 2007
Lyndall Crisp, "Crayon's trail leads to Paris", The Australian Financial Review, September 19 2003
Rosalie Higson, "From paddock to Paris for a new art star", Sydney Morning Herald, September 19 2003, p 3
Brendan Lavery, "Whiteley Scholarship win for local artist", The Northern Star, September 20 2003, p 3
Sharon Verghis, "Artist's world opens up, with a Whiteley at her side", Sydney Morning Herald News, September 19 2003, p 3
Sharon Verghis, "After the pain, growing anew", Sydney Morning Herald, 2003, p 17
Suellen Hinde, "Young artists join forces", Northern Territory News, Aug 19 2000, p 31
Irena Hatfield, "Art in Review" also "Pictures of studious intent", The Northern Star, October 1998

Collections   

Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Art Gallery Of NSW
Mater Private Hospital
Gold Coast University Hospital

Karlee Rawkins

Curriculum vitae

Karlee Rawkins was born in 1977 Australia and lives in Bellingen NSW. Rawkins has exhibited extensively since 1994. In 2003 she was the recipient of The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship and in 2012 a finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Award. She has twice been a finalsit in the Prometheus Art Award.

In 2004 she held a 5 months residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

Karlee Rawkins' poignant imagery of wildlife and flora examines the symbolic and totemic meanings nature holds within the human psyche.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Lucky Catch, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach (Feb 27)
2015 River Side, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW
2015 Never Never River, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Temples of Jasper, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth WA
2014 Rhonda's Magic Garden, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2013 Sky World, Linton & Kay Galleries, Subiaco WA
2013 Honey Gully, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Freight Train, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2012 The Wild Fox Garden, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 The Emerald Valley, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2011 Dark Wood Land, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Owl Town, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2010 Big Rock Candy Mountain, Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney
2010 The Deer Park, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2010 Mekong Drift, Tweed River Gallery, Murwillumbah
2009 Orchard, Anthea Polson Art Gallery, Main Beach
2009 Zoo Tomorrow, Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney
2006 Funny Bunnies, Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2005 Minor Migration, Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2003 Lollies, Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2002 Amulet, Gallery Paul, St Kilda
2002 Pony Girls Rodeo, The Tub Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2000 Flying, Wood St Gallery, Darwin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me), Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2015 Summer In The City, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth WA
2014 Modern Women, Linton & Kay Galleries, Subiaco WA
2012 Inspiring Artists, Recipients Of The Pat Corrigan Artists Grant, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2012 Greatest Hits Vol II, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Studio Show, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 The Artist Revealed, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2012 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
2010 Big Paintings, Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney
2010 First Anniversary Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach
2008 Schubert Contemporary, Main Beach
2007 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Past Winners, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2007 Prometheus Art Award Finalists, Merrimac
2006 Chrysalis,The Emergence of Northern Rivers Artists, Lismore Regional Gallery
2006 Showcase, Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2006 Oceans 11, Lismore Regional Gallery
2005 Summer Show, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2005 Prometheus Art Award Finalists, Merrimac
2005 This Place Our Town, Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2004 Exposition, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2003 Sacred Heart Mission Auction, Gallery Paul, St Kilda
2003 The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship Finalists, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2002 Sacred Heart Mission Auction, Gallery Paul, St Kilda
2002 Five Places To See, Byron Fine Art Gallery and Waywood, Byron Bay
2001 20000 Leagues Under The Sea,TheTub Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2000 GOGA Art Exhibition, The Glennie School, Toowoomba
2000 Festival of The Horse Art Exhibition, The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
1999 Odds On, Honours Graduate Exhibition, SCU Lismore
1998 11th Annual Bachelor of Arts Graduate Exhibition, SCU, Lismore
1998 Selected works, Museum of Contemporary Art, SCU, Lismore
1995 Curators Choice, Visual Arts Gallery, USQ Toowoomba
1995 Indonesian/Australian Student Show, Visual Arts Gallery, USQ Toowoomba
1994 Minister for Education's Excellence in Art Award, The Old Post Office Gallery, Toowoomba

Awards

2012 Fishers Ghost Art Award Finalist
2007 Prometheus Art Award Finalist
2005 Prometheus Art Award Finalist
2003 The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship Winner
2001 Pat Corrigan Artists Grant (NAVA & Arts Council Australia)
1999 William Fletcher Trust Grant
1994 Minister for Education's Excellence in Art Award Finalist

Residencies

2007 3 month residency, SE Asia
2004 5 month residency AGNSW Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2001 3 month residency, North India and Nepal
2000 8 month residency, Darwin

Education 

1999 BA Honours (Visual Art) Southern Cross University, Lismore
1998 BA (Visual Art) Southern Cross University, Lismore

Selected Bibliography

Phe Luxford, The Wild Fox Garden, Exhibition catalogue, Flinders Lane Gallery, March 2012
Cheryl Farrell, "Inspiring Artists: Recipients Of The Pat Corrigan Artists Grant", Maitland Regional Art Gallery, November 2012
Phe Luxford, Dark Wood Lands, Exhibition catalogue, Flinders Lane Gallery, 2011
Andrew Frost, "Mystical Menagerie", Sydney Morning Herald, Metro Art, September 10 2010, p 14
Marina St Martin, "Memories Bear Fruit", Gold Coast Bulletin, Paradise Magazine, September 19 2009
Elizabeth Fortescue, "Using Animal Instincts", The Daily Telegraph, April 13 2009, p 42
Louise Martin-Chew, Funny Bunnies, Exhibition catalogue, January 2007
Lyndall Crisp, "Crayon's trail leads to Paris", The Australian Financial Review, September 19 2003
Rosalie Higson, "From paddock to Paris for a new art star", Sydney Morning Herald, September 19 2003, p 3
Brendan Lavery, "Whiteley Scholarship win for local artist", The Northern Star, September 20 2003, p 3
Sharon Verghis, "Artist's world opens up, with a Whiteley at her side", Sydney Morning Herald News, September 19 2003, p 3
Sharon Verghis, "After the pain, growing anew", Sydney Morning Herald, 2003, p 17
Suellen Hinde, "Young artists join forces", Northern Territory News, Aug 19 2000, p 31
Irena Hatfield, "Art in Review" also "Pictures of studious intent", The Northern Star, October 1998

Collections   

Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Art Gallery Of NSW
Mater Private Hospital
Gold Coast University Hospital