ARTIST

South Brisbane Worker's Cottage Commission 2015
South Brisbane Worker's Cottage Commission 2015

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Spring Into Indro Bridge 2018
Spring Into Indro Bridge 2018

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St Laurences College Reception Building Commission 2015
St Laurences College Reception Building Commission 2015

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South Brisbane Worker's Cottage Commission 2015
South Brisbane Worker's Cottage Commission 2015

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About

Kelly Southee enjoys capturing places both near and far. Her first creative career was as an interior architect, giving her experience across residential and corporate projects. From this background she has developed a keen awareness of what people value and admire, in life and in art.

The landscape has always been a strong theme in Kelly’s work. She has enjoyed tramping, hiking, cycling and rock scrambling around the world over the years. This love of nature is highlighted in her mountain painting and en-plein air works.

Kelly's ongoing series 'Absurditrees' features urban and suburban trees shaped into strange forms due to their proximity hugging busy roads, powerlines, or buildings. 

She has exhibited Absurditrees widely and continues to find new specimens to capture.

And for fun Kelly captured the personalities of fresh produce in 'Playing with Food' - a series exhibited in 2013, with prints of the major pieces available through the SHOP.

Kelly is available for private commissions and offers her most popular work as high quality limited edition reproductions via her Shop linked to Buy Art Now.
Phone: 0415 655 294 
Email:   kellysouthee@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
 
Exhibitions 

2019 'The Spring Exhibition' With Alan Morrison, Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

2017 ‘Kelly Southee - From New Zealand to Stanthorpe’, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, The Granite Belt Region, QLD

2016 ‘Home is where the Art is’ - With Renate Martini-Jacobi, The Pool Studio, Annerley, Brisbane

2015 ‘Our Places: A Record’ Buildings Exhibition, The Pool Studio, Annerley, Brisbane

2014 Moolooloo Station and Beyond Group Exhibition, Willoughby, Sydney

2014 ‘Poolside’ Landscape & Still Life Exhibition, The Pool Studio, Annerley, Brisbane
2013 ‘Playing with Food’ Still Life Exhibition Sprout French Café, Auchenflower, Brisbane
2013 ‘Absurditrees’ Landscape Exhibition Sprout French Café, Auchenflower, Brisbane
2012 Pop-Up Exhibition St Joseph’s ‘Fashion in the Garden’, Kangaroo Point
2012 ‘A Year After the Brisbane Flood’ Landscape Exhibition, Brisbane City Council Library, Fairfield Gardens, Brisbane

2002 ‘Top of the World & Poles Apart’ Exhibition with photographers Len Phillips and Anne Dowd, Newstead, Brisbane

Art Prize Finalist Exhibitions

2021 Gallery Finalist - Plant Empire Garden Art Exhibition, Yeerongpilly, Brisbane

2021 Gallery Finalist – Lethbridge Gallery 20,000 Art Prize, Paddington, Brisbane

2020 Gallery Finalist – Lethbridge Gallery 20,000 Art Prize, Paddington, Brisbane

2019 Gallery Finalist – Lethbridge Gallery 20,000 Art Prize, Paddington, Brisbane

2019 Finalist Exhibition - Aspire Gallery Petite Pieces Art Award, Paddington, Brisbane

2019 'Outside In' Exhibition - St Vincent's Private Hospital, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

2018 Nundah Village Festival Art Show, Nundah, Brisbane

2018 Finalist Exhibition - Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Southern QLD

2018 Finalist Exhibition - Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane City

2018 Finalist Exhibition - Aspire Gallery Petite Pieces Art Award, Paddington, Brisbane

2017 Finalist Exhibition - Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane City

2017 Gallery Finalist – Lethbridge Gallery 10,000 Art Prize, Paddington, Brisbane

2017 Finalist Exhibition – Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane City
2017 'Outside In' Exhibition - St Vincent's Private Hospital, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

2016 Gallery Finalist – Lethbridge Gallery 10,000 Art Prize, Paddington, Brisbane
2016 Finalist Exhibition – Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane City
2015 Gallery Finalist – Lethbridge Gallery 10,000 Art Prize, Paddington, Brisbane
2015 Finalist Exhibition – Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane City
2014 Nundah Village Festival Art Show, Nundah, Brisbane
2014 Gallery Finalist – Lethbridge Gallery 10,000 Art Prize, Paddington, Brisbane
2013 Nundah Village Festival Art Show, Nundah, Brisbane
2013 Finalist Exhibition – Lethbridge Gallery 10,000 Art Prize, Paddington, Brisbane
2013 Brookfield Show Art Exhibition, Brookfield, Brisbane
2012 St Ita’s Art Show, Dutton Park, Brisbane
2012 Nundah Village Festival Art Show, Brisbane
2011 Nundah Village Festival Art Show, Brisbane
2010 St Elizabeth’s Art Show, Tarragindi, Brisbane
2009 St Elizabeth’s Art Show, Annerley, Brisbane

Awards

2018 Aspire Gallery Petite Pieces Art Award - Runner Up Sponsor Prize 'Winter Morning Light 1, Girraween', Paddington, Brisbane

2015 Nundah Village Festival Art Show – First Place Still Life ‘Nosey Lemons’, Nundah, Queensland
2014 Nundah Village Festival Art Show – Still Life Runner Up Prize ‘Radishes in Yellow’, Nundah, Queensland
2013 Nundah Village Festival Art Prize – Landscape First Prize ‘Holy Bloom’, Nundah, Queensland

Corporate Collections
Private Collections

St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane, Queensland
Miette’s Boulangerie Patisserie, Graceville, Queensland
Bailiwick Financial Planners, Newstead, Brisbane

Canada, USA, Sweden, New Zealand, and within Australia in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland

Education

2012 Brisbane Artist Academe Scholarship
1995 Graduate Diploma in Interior Design, with Distinction, QUT
1993 Bachelor of Built Environment (Interior Design), with Distinction, QUT

Professional Development

2015 Granite Belt Artist Group Retreat, Southern Queensland

2013 Flinders Ranges Moolooloo Artist Group art expedition, Moolooloo Station, South Australia
2013 -2020 Alan Morrison mentor, Alan Morrison Artist
2011-2012 Maureen Hansen tutor, Brisbane Artist Academe
2011-2012 Alan Morrison mentor, Brisbane Artist Academe
2010 Mia Clarke Pastellist, Brisbane Institute of Art

Employment

2002-present: Self employed artist based in Queensland, Australia
2001-2002 Artist sabbatical in San Francisco Bay Area, USA
1999-2000 Interior Design tutor, QUT Brisbane, School of Design and Built Environment.
1999-2001 Director, Southee Design

1996-1999 Powell Dods and Thorpe Architects & Designers, Brisbane, Interior Designer
1993-1996 Nettleton Tribe Architects & Designers, Brisbane City, Interior Designer