News /Events - Kathryn Ryan


I am delighted to announce that I am now Represented by Nanda / Hobbs Contemporary in Sydney. 

I am represented by Flinders Lane Gallery in Melbourne since 2000. 

2018 : Lyn Mc Crea Memorial Drawing Prize

Noosa Regional Gallery QLD

Finalist : Nightfall, charcoal on paper 72 x 52 cm 2018 

Exhibition October 19 - December 2 2018 

2018 : A selection of recent works including my coastal series of Loch Ard Gorge is now on view at Wishart Gallery , Port Fairy. ( courtesy of Flinders Lane Gallery )  contact for details & images can be seen under Exhibition Archive

2018 : John Leslie Art Prize

Finalist: South West Paddocks oil on linen 137 x 183cm 

Gippsland Art Gallery, 

Exhibition : September 22 - November 25 

2018 : Salon des Refuses, Wynne selection

SH Ervin Gallery Sydney

 Falling Light, oil on linen 183 x 137cm 

Current until  July 29 2018 

Review by John McDonald SMH Spectrum

2018 : Solo Exhibition, South West Coast Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne

May 22nd - June 16th  

Flinders Lane Gallery

2018: Artist Monograph Book Launch 

'Celebrating the practice of this acclaimed landscape painter, the book spans two decades of Ryan’s art practice and offers both collectors and admirers of her practice the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the evolution and motivations behind her serene images. Including selected essays, reviews and statements by the artist, as well as a comprehensive survey of past works, this monograph is a timely celebration of a quietly driven artist.

 Contact the gallery to reserve your copy. Each limited-edition book is signed and numbered by the artist. $44 AUD

Catalogue Essay by Tracy Crisp 

2018 : 2 x 2 Show Olsen Gallery Sydney 

February 7-25, 2018 

2017 : Kings School Art Prize

Finalist August 25-27 Sydne

Illuminated Pines, oil on linen 183 x137cm 2017

Olsen Gallery

2017 : Tattersalls Club Landscape Prize

Finalist, Sept 4-22 Brisbane 

Approaching Nightfall, oil on linen 107 x76cm 2017 

Olsen Gallery

2017 : Salon Des Refuses, Wynne Prize

Finalist S H Ervin Gallery 29 July - 15 October 2017 

South West Twilight, oil on linen 137 x183cm 2017 

Olsen Gallery

2017 Solo Exhibition :


Olsen Gallery, Sydney

My next solo exhibition of large paintings and charcoals will be at Olsen Gallery , 63 Jersey Rd Woollahara, Sydney

July 19 - August 6th 2017

Olsen Gallery

2016 Solo Exhibition

New Works : Olsen Irwin Works on Paper Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney

August 10th - 28th 2016

74 Queen St Woollahra.

Olsen Irwin Website

Kathryn Ryan website New Works 2016 Olsen Irwin

Tattersalls Club Landscape Prize 2016

Brisbane September 6th - 23rd 2016

Salon des Refuses : Wynne Prize 2016

S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

July 16 - September 18 2016

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery,

September 25 - November 22 2016

I am thrilled to be selected for  the Salon des Refuses, Wynne at SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney with my painting , Winchelsea Pines, oil on paper, image 52 x148 cm Framed 72 x168cm $7,500

See under Recent Work for image of the work.

SH Ervin Gallery

Olsen Irwin Gallery

Paul Guest Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery 2016

 I am very pleased to announce that I have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Paul Guest Prize for Drawing to be held at the Bendigo Art Gallery .

There are 47 artists shortlisted from across Australia. The prize is $12,000 non acquisitive. The exhibition dates are August 26th - November 6th 2016. My drawing is a charcoal on paper diptych , Birregurra Pines, 52 x148cm image. See the below link for image :

Olsen Irwin Blog

New Works : Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

February 9th - 27th 2016

137 Flinders Lane Melbourne PH 03 9654 3332 

Artist Talk Video

Please see the above link for my Artist Talk at Flinders Lane Gallery February 2016

Very excited to see the exhibition has almost sold out before it has opened ! There are only two remaining drawings available . Please see

Flinders Lane Gallery

Video of my survey exhibition : A Quiet Place, Warnambool Art Gallery 2015

Please see the belwo links for short videos of my survey exhibition at the Warrnambool Art Gallery 2015

Video 1. (8min)

Video 2. A Quiet Place, Paintings & Drawings 1995-2015 Kathryn Ryan 20 year survey exhibition Warrnambool Art Gallery 2015 (5min)

Survey Show : Kathryn Ryan 

A Quiet PlacePaintings & Drawings 1995-2015

Warrnambool Art Gallery July 19th - November 22nd, 2015

26 Liebig St Warrnambool VIC 3280


A series of Cards of my artworks are available $4.50 each  E: PH +61 3 5559 49 49

A Survey Show of my art practice over the last 20 years, showcasing a selection of oil paintings and charcoal drawings, loaned from public and private collections. The exhibition will showcase works from the western district, my studio years in  Melbourne, to the UK and years spent living in the UAE and a recent return to south west Victoria, now dividing my time between Warrnambool & Dubai.

My art practice has been heavily influenced by my years growing up in South West Victoria, and the surrounding landscape has provided much of the inspiration for my oil paintings and charcoal drawings.

The quality of light, mood, space & atmosphere , what moves me... has informed many of these works which explore the contrast of opposites of the fragile & strong, the vast & detail, what lasts, what endures, a longing for , memory based, a reflective and calm quiet place to retreat...

The exhibition will cover the journey of my studio practice from 1995- to the present working in oil paint and charcoal. From windswept cypress & hedges punctuating the vast farming areas to  the fall of light at the end of the day , the landscape emerging through fog, to more recent explorations of shadow & light from my time based in the UAE and my return back to the South West of Victoria to explore again this landscape with fresh eyes.


Capsule Arts : Print Collection

I have been invited to have my artwork in the Capsule Arts Limited Edition Print Collection. The collection will be launched with a reception on September 11th at Capsule Arts in AL Quoz, Dubai. I will have 2 new works : Dried Rose & Shadow in this collection as well as 4 works available from Print Collection #1. For more details and online sales :

Capsule Arts Dubai

A Quiet Place : Warrnambool Art Gallery 2015

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