Kate Nielsen


Kate Nielsen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Painting from the National Art School graduating in 2005 and has continued her art practice ever since. She has had group and solo exhibitions across Sydney. She has twice been selected as a finalist for the Mosman art prize, she has been a finalist in the Hawkesbury and Hornsby art prizes and has also won the ‘Emerging artist’ award in the Hornsby art prize 2019.


Kate says of her work:

“I am a Sydney based artist who is passionate about exploring what ‘place’ means through landscape and interior painting. I enjoy exploring the essence of the land and the connection its inhabitants, past, present and future have to it.

The natural Australian landscapes offers so much for me to express in my work. The interaction of light and shade, the restorative nature of water, the linear rhythms created by the structure of the trees, the quiet vibrations of the earth and the powerful stillness of rock formations all play a part in the unique Australian landscape that I find so compelling.

The painting of interiors offers strong possibilities of conveying narrative which I find equally inspiring. I enjoy researching and recording places that hold memory - to embody intimate stories of peoples lives and personal spaces.

Throughout my professional life, I have been dedicated to artistic exploration and education of all kinds and to the development of creative communities. Through connecting with people and place, I learn more about my own art practice, which paints the sounds, rhythms and vibrations of life - something that I am passionate about”