Kathy Mackey is a Gold Coast based photo – media artist who has completed a Ph.D which explored how photography, moving images and installation attempt to map the worlds of tourism and what it means to be a post tourist. She is represented by Lorraine Pilgrim. 

2020 Residencies:

HOTA Rage against the V(irus) Studio Bathroom (Gold Coast)

MArts Precinct and Long Gallery (Murwillumbah)

2022 Residencies: Georges River AIR supported by Hurstville Museum Gallery(Sydney) March/April

Metro Arts Ferryman’s Hut Residency (November 2022)

Current Project: Let’s Organise Your Leisure(LOYL)

GENERATE GC Mentoring (2021 Cohort) City of Gold Coast and SITUATE ART in Festivals.

Education in the Arts                   

  • Doctor of Philosophy Griffith University, Brisbane 1999–2011
  • Masters of Arts Education: Griffith University, Brisbane 1995–1998
  • Bachelor of Education (Art):   QUT, Brisbane: 1988–1989
  • Diploma of Education (Art):   QUT, Brisbane: 1979–1981


2015    Smithsonian Fellowship – Washington DC

2006    Winner Bowness Photography Award- Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

1999    Winner of the Gold Coast City Art Prize – Parks Victoria Residency

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2022 Let’s Organise Your Leisure Presentations, HOTA Lake and SWELL Sculpture Festival , Gold Coast

2020 Floating Geometries : Long Gallery MArts Precinct , Murwillumbah

2018   Art and Architecture: Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport  

2016   Projected interiors: Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport  

2010   The Post- Tourist Mirror: Queensland Academy for Creative Industries Gallery, Brisbane

2007   Reliquary and Mirror: George Petelin Gallery, Southport

2007   Mirror and Reliquary: University of Queensland Art Museum

2007   Mirror Stage: Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2006   Mirror Stage: Queensland Centre For Photography, Bulimba, Brisbane

2005   The Inscripted Skin: Monash Gallery Of Art , Melbourne

2004   The Inscripted Skin:  Soapbox Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2003   Skinfold:  Soapbox Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions/Presentations and Forums

2022 Finalist in Byron Bay Arts Magazine Exhibition, Byron Bay

2022  Participation Critical Light (Horizon Festival , Sunshine Coast 2022)

2021 Bowness Photography Celebrates 15 Years: PHOTO2021, Smith and Stringer , Melbourne and Wangaratta Art Gallery

2020 Semifinalist in Byron Bay Arts Magazine Exhibition, Byron Bay

2020 Art Knows No Borders: Long Gallery, MArts Precinct , Murwillumbah

2013   Four Performative Acts: The Hold Artspace ,Brisbane

2015 Hall of Fame: Celebrating 10 Years of the Bowness Photography Prize MGA Monash Gallery of Art ,Melbourne

2007- 22 Group exhibitions represented by Lorraine Pilgrim

2006    Sold: Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2006    Forever Young: John Gordon Gallery Coffs Harbour

2006      Great Walks (Project with Craig Walsh), Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2006      Lorraine Pilgrim Presents: Deka Showroom, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 

2005      Olive Cotton Photographic Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbah

2005      Kodak Autumn Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2005      Starry Eyed: Art Galleries Schubert, Gold Coast

2005      Photographic Skin: Soapbox Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2004      Conrad Jupiter’s Gold Cost City Art Prize: Gold Coast City Gallery



View Finding Monash Gallery of Art 1990- 2020, (2020) MGA, Melbourne, p 142

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