• Artist
    Kate Vella
  • Dates
    19 Jan—12 Feb 2023
  • Catalogue
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Following on from her sold out solo exhibition at our Northern Beaches gallery in 2022, we are incredibly excited to share Kate Vella’s latest body of work STILLNESS here in the place she lives and work, the Southern Highlands

Continuing with her favoured subject matter of kitchenalia, vintage tableware and objets, Vella brings these tablescapes to life with a rich and coloured loaded palette along with her very distinctive mark making

Largely self-taught Vella paints from life, her focus is on depicting florals, fruit and vessels. Working with acrylics, Vella’s work is intuitive and spontaneous with an emphasis on reimagining the still life genre. From a very young age she had a vision to be a painter, but it wasn’t until 2018 when Vella began pursuing her creative career. 

Vella held her first solo show “Antidote” in Sydney in 2019. Since then she held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in various group shows and collaborations.

Vella was awarded First Prize in the Agency Still Life Bowral Art Prize 2022 and has been two times finalist in Ravenswood Australian Women Art Prize Emerging Category 2022, 2020, Goulburn Art Award 2022, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2020 and Kangaroo Valley Art Prize 2020. Vella was also awarded Highly Commended in The Blue Square Competition 2019 and Commended in Belle Property Bowral Art Prize.

Vella’s work is held in private collections in Australia, Internationally and in The Osborn Boutique Hotel in the Southern Highlands.


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