Kay Gibson

Kay  Gibson



2001-2005     Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)

                      Edith Cowan University, Bunbury, WA

2005              Honours (Visual Arts) - Edith Cowan University Bunbury, WA

2005             Certificate 1V Workplace Training and Assessment SWIT, Bunbury, WA

2015             Senior First Aid Certificate, Margaret River, WA        


Group and Solo Exhibitions

2016      The Survey 2016: South West Art Now, Bunbury, WA

2016      Churchlands High School Exhibition (Guest Artist), Perth, WA

2015      Cossack Art Award, Cossack,WA

2015      Signature South West ArtGeo, Busselton WA

2013      Printmakers Landscape Heathcote Art  Gallery and Museum Perth,WA

2013/09/08/06    South West Survey Bunbury Regional Galleries, Bunbury, WA

2012      Waterhouse Art Prize Finalist Exhibition SA, Museum Adelaide SA

2011      Inked Up ArtGeo, Busselton,WA

2011      Signature South West ArtGeo, Busselton, WA 

2010      Waterhouse Award Recipient Exhibition Australian National Archives, Canberra, ACT

2009      Signature South West ArtGeo, Busselton

2006      Wetlands Exhibition Art Geo, Busselton



2016       Vasse Art Award – Home Grown Award, Vasse ,WA

2015       Cossack Art Prize Highly Commended, Cossack, WA

2012       Shortlisted Surfers Point Art Project, Margaret River,WA

2011       Honourable Mention -Vasse Art Award, Vasse, WA

2010       Overall Winner-Signature South West Busselton, WA

2010        2nd Prize painting Category-Waterhouse Natural History Prize, Adelaide ,SA

2009        Acquisitive Award ‘The South West Survey’ City of Bunbury Art Collection Bunbury, WA


Kay is a painter and printmaker with a passionate interest in the natural environment. Her practice is reflective of her life in Margaret River with many of the regions native birds and animals featuring in her work. The subtle gouache images are painted onto Hahnemuhle paper that Kay has embossed with local plants to create a textured backdrop. The role of fire and regeneration is emulated by her use of fumage, a technique that deposits the smoke and soot from a candle onto the paper giving the work an ethereal appearance.

While producing her own art, Kay also teaches Printmaking and Drawing at the Margaret River Campus of TAFE. Kay earned her Bachelor of Arts, (Visual Arts), from Edith Cowan University in 2002 and in 2005 added Honours in Visual Arts to her qualifications. Since then, Kay has been represented regularly in group exhibitions and competitions. At the South Western Times Survey 2009 Kay's work was acquired by the City of Bunbury Art collection. In 2010 Kay received 2nd prize in the painting category of the Waterhouse Natural History Prize held at the South Australian Museum. She also won the Shire of Busselton Signature Southwest art competition in 2010. In 2011 Kay was commissioned to do an etched zinc mural for the new Augusta Margaret River Shire Administration and Civic Centre. Churchlands Senior High School invited Kay to be their guest artist in 2016. Kay contributes to the artistic life of the area by her own work, teaching and as a volunteer with Arts Margaret River and the Foyer Gallery team. 

Associated Exhibitions

Studio Treasures 6 - 21 July
A collection of small artworks by each Studio Artist
6 July - 21 July, 2019
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Bronwen Newbury - Janey Emery - Joanne Duffy - Sheila Benford - Eliza Piro - Dorothy Davies - Mel Brigg - Robyn Rankin - Peter Kendall - Carly Le Cerf - Kay Gibson - Tamara Sewoff
22 December, 2017 - 12 January, 2018
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Spring Exhibition - The Essence of Art in the Bush
Di Taylor, Danica Wichtermann and Kay Gibson
22 September - 7 October, 2017
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