Melbourne based artist Kate Wallace seeks to observe, capture and translate aspects of contemporary living through the means of painting. Observing how we relate and engage with everyday sites, Wallace looks at the ways painting can be used to construct an image or memory of place and time.

Utilizing techniques of scale, cropping, zooming in and zooming out, my paintings are informed by photographs taken in moments of travel and wait. Be it a detail of a mosaic or else a scene of an anonymous foyer, the works are intimate recollections of the everyday, drawing on memory and our relationship to the familiar.

Kate has shown work in Victoria and overseas and recently completed a Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.


2018                  Master of Contemporary Art Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2015                  Master of Art Curatorship University of Melbourne

2012                  Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) RMIT University

Solo Exhibitions


Views To Remember, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford

Views to a room,Kings Artist Run, Melbourne


Pictures, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor


In Transit, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor


In a Space, Art at St. Francis, Melbourne


Moving Still, Red Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Fitzroy

Group Exhibitions


New Landscapes, Lon Gallery, Collingwood

Dimensions, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford


Futures, Hyper Contemporary, Preston

Coalescence, Linden Projects Space, St. Kilda

The Museum of Platitudes and Aphorisms, Rubicon Ari, North Melbourne

The “F” Word, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray

‘Love me, love me, say that you love me’, No Vacancy, Melbourne


VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts

#fromwhereistand, George Patton Gallery, Melbourne


Magic Fountain, Student Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts


Summer Salon, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor

Chalk and Cheese, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor

Belle Arti Prize, Chapman and Bailey, Abbotsford


Colour in Action, Penang, Malaysia


Daylesford Group Residency Exhibition, D11, Docklands


Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat

Brunswick Street Gallery 40×40 Art Prize Exhibition, Fitzroy


Expanded Studio Practice- Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition, RMIT University, Melbourne

Group show, Cato Gallery, The Victorian Artist Society, Melbourne


Top Arts 2009, Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne


2018                    Wingate Student Fellowship

2012                    Tolarno Hotel/ RMIT Painting Prize