Carolyn McKay | Painting

Carolyn has held solo shows at James Harvey Gallery and Cooks Hill Galleries, joint shows at Artarmon Galleries, been a finalist twice in the Archibald Prize and has had nine portraits selected for the Portia Geach Memorial Award. Her work has been selected for other major exhibitions including Salon des Refusés - both Archibald and Wynne (SH Ervin Gallery), 10 x 10 x 10 (Mosman Art Gallery), Fishers Ghost Art Award (Campbelltown Arts Centre), Conrad Jupiters Art Prize (Gold Coast City Art Gallery), Redlands Westpac Art Prize (Mosman Art Gallery), The Waterhouse Natural History Prize (South Australian Museum), the John Glover Art Prize in Tasmania, Waverley Art Prize and the Mosman Art Prize (Mosman Art Gallery).

© Copyright Carolyn McKay 2016

Captive Text (detail) Portrait of Brian Joyce

Portia Geach ’11

SH Ervin Gallery and Tweed River Art Gallery 2012

Nicholas Hope

Portia Geach ’10

SH Ervin Gallery

Bruce Spence

Portia Geach ’09

SH Ervin Gallery

White Noise (Self Perception) 2007

Portia Geach ‘07

SH Ervin Gallery


Bruce Spence (Again)

Portia Geach ‘04

SH Ervin Gallery


Self Portrait with a Small Black Dog 2004

Portia Geach ‘04

SH Ervin Gallery


Diana Spied upon by Freud 1999

Portia Geach ‘99

SH Ervin Gallery


Man in a Pool 2002

Portia Geach ‘02

SH Ervin Gallery


Bruce Spence 2004

The Archibald Prize ‘04

Art Gallery of NSW

Self Portrait (Recurrent Conference) 1996

Portia Geach ‘96

SH Ervin Gallery


Nigel Thomson 1999

The Archibald Prize ‘99

Art Gallery of NSW

Tom Bass (Last Days on Broadway) 1999

Salon des Refusés ‘99

SH Ervin Gallery


Textual Cell (Portrait of Brian Joyce) 2016

Kilgour Prize Finalist

Newcastle Art Gallery