Kathryn Dolby with her exhibition Room to Move at the Lismore Regional Gallery.
Kathryn Dolby with her exhibition Room to Move at the Lismore Regional Gallery. Cathy Adams

Young artist shares her thoughts about being arts graduate

LIFE for art graduates after university is the topic of one of the exhibitions currently on show at the Lismore Regional Gallery.

Young artist Kathryn Dolby spent this year painting a series of artworks themed Room to Move, a reflection of her thoughts as a university graduate.

"It's about post-university and having that room to find out what your visual vocabulary is," Ms Dolby said.

"It's so structured at university and it can be quite overwhelming to leave; there's so much unknown."

Last year as a Southern Cross University graduate Ms Dolby displayed her work at the TRANSIT art exhibition.

She won the Lismore Regional Gallery Graduate Art Prize, granting her an individual exhibition at the gallery.

Her exhibition continues until late January.

Gallery curator Kezia Geddes said Ms Dolby won the graduate prize because of her clear maturity as a painter.

"She's a very beautiful painter, she's got a very intuitive approach to making art," Ms Geddes said.

"Kathryn is a very serious and dedicated artist with a mature body of work for a graduate."

There are 14 pieces of art on display as part of the Room to Move exhibition.

Four of them have sold so far.

Ms Dolby said it was strange to think about where her paintings were and she wonders what the house they are hanging up in looks like.

She said as an art graduate it can be difficult to keep up the motivation to continue.

"A lot of people get quite stuck on what to do so they stop doing art, so it's great to continue that internal dialogue, keep questioning and keep playing around," she said.

"I've just signed up at Silvercloud Studios in Lismore ... I just feel like I have to keep it going otherwise there is that potential for it to halt."



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