Katherine Hattam

Katherine Hattam
Born Melb 1950

As my parents knew many artists well enough to know how precarious a life it could be I was very much dissuaded from going to Art school - these artists Fred Williams , Charles Blackman , Arthur Boyd , Len French , Jan Senbergs , Dale Hickey and others became successful but after a struggle . So I went to university not Art school - being Academic I enjoyed four years of studying literature and a psychoanalytic theory of politics - despite having made serious large drawings from 16 .

The university books and study reappear in many of the works in this group I call " The Grammar of living "
Having exhibited every year from 1978 onwards and being bought by the NGV and NGA I eventually was in the very first cohort to complete a masters in painting at the VCA Melb and later a PHD . I was Australia China fellow in 2002 - have held solo shows in the Geelong Art Gallery , the Bendigo art gallery , the Warrnambool art gallery and am represented in the collections of NGV , NGA , AGSA , AGNSW , QAG goma , QUT , Heide Museum of Modern Art , The Ian Potter museum the University of Melb . Latrobe University Museum , The Bendigo art gallery . I am represented by Daine Singer Gallery Melbourne and Art House Gallery Sydney.

Katherine Hattam Curriculum Vitae

Born Melbourne


BA Hons Melb Uni

MFA Painting VCA

PhD Deakin University

Solo Exhibitions

Desire First, Devonport Regional Gallery

Desire First, Deakin University Art Gallery
Sometimes, Daine Singer Gallery

Backwaters, Latrobe University Museum LUMA
Backwaters, Latrobe Art School Bendigo
Consciousness Raising, Daine Singer Gallery

Landscape of Longing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Inventory, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

Book Covers, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

Staying on Message, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2007 - 2008
Under The Influence, Warrnambool Art Gallery

Family Romance, Australian Galleries Sydney
Innocent Works, Bendigo Art Gallery

Bookworks, Stonington Stables, Deakin University, Melbourne

Not Anxious, Cut and Paste, Pickled Art Centre, Beijing

The Vocabulary of Chairs, Geelong Art Gallery
Span Galleries, Melbourne

2001 1998
John Buckley Fine Art

Perfect Day, Bendigo Regional Gallery

Seashores and Porcupines, Latrobe Street Gallery

1994 1991 1990 1988
William Mora Gallery

Warrnambool Art Gallery

George Paton & Ewing Gallery, Melbourne 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Collective vision: 130 years, Bendigo Art Gallery

A Billion Bucks, Honeymoon Suite
Telltale, Arts Project Australia with Next Wave
Art of parts: collage and assemblage from the collection, AGNSW
Soft Furnishings, RMIT Design Hub

Bayside Prize, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne

Reraising Consciousness with Harriet Morgan & Fayen d'Evie, TCB 2014 Work, Slopes
Domestic Bliss, Deakin University Art Gallery
Swan Hill Print & Drawing Prize

Fremantle Print Prize

2012 2009 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1996
Dobell Drawing Prize, AGNSW
2014 2012 2008 2006 2004 2002 Impressions Australian Print Workshop
2012 The River, Bundoora Homestead
2011 Australia-India Institute Retreat, Mornington Peninsula
2011 2009 2003 Arthur Guy Prize Bendigo Art Gallery
2010 Stick It!, National Gallery of Victoria
2010 The Naked Face, NGV
2010, 2009 2008 2007 2006 Paddington Art Prize
2005 All Killer, Joint Hassles
2006 Decade Acquisitions, Bendigo Art Gallery
2006 Small Tapestries, Australian Tapestry Workshop
2016 2014 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 National Works on Paper Prize, Mornington
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 Robert Jacks Prize Bendigo Art Gallery
2005 Banyule Works on Paper Art Prize
2005 Sydney Art Fair, Sydney Art on Paper Fair
2005 Seoul International Works on Paper Fair
2005 NGV, This and Other Worlds – Contemporary Australian Drawing
2004 Please Be Seated, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
2002 2004 Sulman Prize AGNSW
2000 Australian Drawing Biennial, Drill Hall, ACT
2008 (acquired) 2001 1998 1997 1996 Kedumba Drawing Prize
1998 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Prize Grafton (acquired)
1991 Recent Acquisitions Murdoch Court NGV
1986 Ray Hughes Group Drawing Show 200 Gertrude Street “Shipwrecked” 

Prizes Awards Grants & Residencies etc

2011 Festival of Ideas, ‘The Pull of the Landscape: The Artist’s Share, MU
2011 Aust-India Institute Residency
2008 Residency Printing Department RMIT
2008 Kedumba Drawing Prize (acquired)
2006 Robert Jacks Drawing Prize
2005 Banyule Works on Paper Art Award
2003 1986 National Works on Paper Prize (acquired)
2003 Australia-China Council Grant Studio Beijing Art Academy
2003 Australia-China Council Residency, Beijing
2003 Artist in Residence, Bundanon Centre, NSW
1999 Fisher's Ghost Award Campbelltown NSW (acquired)


National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Bendigo Art Gallery
Warrnambool Art Gallery
Mornington Art Gallery
Minter Ellison Collection
Grafton City Art Gallery
National Bank of Australia
Potter Warburg Collection
Bankers Trust Collection
Queen Victoria Hospital Collection
Box Hill City Art Gallery
George Patterson Collection
Smorgon Collection
The Darling Foundation
Hamilton City Gallery
Heide Museum of Modern Art Art Gallery of NSW
Queensland University of Technology
Art Gallery of SA
Queensland Art Gallery
RACV Collection        
University of Queensland
LaTrobe University (LUMA)

Katherine Hattam


Mixed media on linen 

112 x  62 cm 



Katherine Hattam

Private Myths

Mixed media on paper

50cm x 80 cm 


Katherine Hattam

The Grammar of Living

Mixed media on paper 

51 x 83 cm 



Katherine Hattam

Love in Amsterdam

Mixed media on paper 

52 x 92 cm 



Katherine Hattam

A Room With a view

Mixed media on paper 

93cm x  74cm 



Katherine Hattam

Starting Again

Mixed media on linen 

43 x 38 cm 


Katherine Hattam


Mixed media on linen 

39 x 49 cm 



Katherine Hattam

Enjoying Suburban Birds

Oil on linen 

120 cm x 80 cm 



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