Artist Picture



Born 1968, Melbourne


1990-92   Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Bach. of Fine Art (Painting)
1990-91   VCA Art History Study Tour to Europe


Art Gallery of New South Wales, gifted by Margaret Olley
Bendigo Art Gallery
Brisbane City Hall
City of Albany
City of Port Phillip
Colac Area Health
Department of Education, Queensland
Downlands College
Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale
Genazzano FCJ College, Kew
Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne
Lowensteins Arts Management
Mercure Harbourside
Victorian College of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions
Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Tabletop Variations, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2017 Make Believe, Mossgreen Gallery, Sydney & Melbourne
2016 Wild Life, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2015   The Company of Unlikely Travelllers, Sydney Contemporary with Mossgreen Gallery
2014   Unstill Lives, Mossgreen Gallery
2013   Tabletop Performances & Other Balancing Acts, Mossgreen Gallery
2012   Strange Relations, Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Mossgreen Gallery
2011   Wild Things, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2010   The Spoon Collectors, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide 
2010 Tabletop Variations, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2009   Hunting & Collecting, fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne
2007   The Collector, Mahoney’s Galleries, Melbourne
2001   Clockwise, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2000   A Time for Flight & Rest, Cafe La, Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne
1999   The Pursuit of Happiness, Cairns Regional Gallery
1996   Menu, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
1996 Still Life in Painting, Gallery 101, Melbourne
1995 Square Paintings, Crawford Gallery, Sydney
1994   Recent Paintings, Crawford Gallery, Sydney
1993   Recent Paintings, Crawford Gallery, Sydney

Awards & Prize Exhibitions
2013   The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, finalist SA Museum
2013  Sulman Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2012   Gold Award, finalist, Rockhampton Art Gallery
2012 R&M McGivern, finalist, Maroondah Art Gallery
2011   Sulman Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2011   Winner, People’s Choice, Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
2010   Winner, Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, WA 
2010 Calleen Art Award, finalist, Cowra Regional Gallery
2009   Winner, People’s Choice, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Art Gallery
2009 Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize, finalist, Bendigo Art Gallery
2009 Highly Commended, The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, SA Museum
2009   Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, finalist, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2009 Mt Buller Art Prize, finalist
2009   First Prize, Corangamarah Art Prize
2009 Flannagan Art Prize, Ballarat 
2009 R&M McGivern, finalist, Maroondah Art Gallery
2004   First Prize, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale, $10,000 Rosemount Art of Food Award
2001   First Prize, Australian Artist Magazine Competition
1997   Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist, S.H. Irvin Gallery, Sydney
1995  The Sulman Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1995   2nd Prize Keith & Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Scholarship, VCA Gallery
1995   2nd Prize Victorian Tapestry Workshop design for Melbourne Town Hall
1994  Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, finalist, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
1993  Alice Prize, finalist, Alice Springs
1992  Artworkz 4, finalist, Gallery 101, Melbourne; Alice Prize, finalist, Alice Springs
1992   Mid Year Award, Victorian College of the Arts
1991  Theodur Urbach Award, Victorian College of the Arts

Grants & Studio Residencies

2002   Shortlisted for Nillumbik Residency Program, Victoria
1999-2000  Professional Development Grant, Kick Arts Collective, Arts Queensland
1997   Australia Council Overseas Studio Residency - Besozzo, Italy
1996   Regional Arts Development Fund Project Grant, Arts Queensland, Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2017 130 Years of Collecting, Bendigo Art Gallery
2015 SNAP, Rockhampton Art Gallery
2014 ART in Embassies, United States Embassy, Canberra
2013 Animal Kingdom, Gippsland Art Gallery
2012 The Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery
2010 Net Work, Ballarat Art Gallery
2006 Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda
2005 Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda
2004  Mahoneys Galleries, Melbourne
2002  Mahoneys Galleries, Melbourne
2002 Art in Australia, Works From the Collection, VCA Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Xmas Show, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2000 Seventh Contemporary Art Fair, (Australian Galleries), Exhibition Buildings, Melb
1999 Fine Painting & Sculpture, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1998 Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, (Gallery 101), Exhibition Buildings, Melb
1998 End to End, Six Far North Queensland Artists, Gallery 101, Melbourne
1997 Fields of Vision, Doggett Street Studios, Brisbane
1997 Gals Work, Recent Acquisitions by Female Artists, St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne
1996 Artists of North Queensland, Cairns Regional Gallery
1996 Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, (Crawford Gallery), Exhibition Buildings, Melb
1994 Gallery Artists, Crawford Gallery, Sydney
1994 Fourth Contemporary Art Fair, (Crawford Gallery), Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
1991 Images of Women, Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne
1991 Award Show, VCA Gallery
1991 Small Works, Wide Visions, Downlands College, Toowoomba, Qld

Prue Gibson, Art Collector Special Edition, Sydney Contemporary, 2015
Naomi Gall, Art Collector, Issue 70, Oct/Nov 2014
The Adelaide Review, July 2013, cover image
Mikey Cahill, Herald Sun, Weekend Livelist, August 27, 2011
Prue Gibson, Australian Art Review, Issue 23, May - July 2010
Stephen Bevis, Arts Editor, West Australian, 26 March 2010
Dr Christine Nicholls, Asian Art News, Hong Kong, July/ Aug 2009
Patricia Anderson, Editor’s Choice, Australian Art Review, Issue 20, Aug- Oct 2009
Australian Art Collector, Newsletter, Artist Milestones, 11 August 2009
David McKenzie, The Colac Herald, Aug 10, 2009
Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 13 June, 2009
Canberra Times, Sat 13 June, 2009
Vogue Living Magazine, Nov-Dec, 2008
Urbis Magazine, Issue 46, 2008
Melbourne Lawyer Magazine, Issue 05, July 2006
Australian Art Review, Issue 8 July 2005 - October 2005
Update Magazine, Helpmann Academy, Dec 2004-March 2005
Mosman 2088 Magazine, Issue 16, September, 2004
Macedon Leader, November 2003
Rob Serebro, The Canberra Times, September 2002
Image used, The Weekend Australian, 2-3 February 2002
Artbank Website,, 1999
Image used, The Australian’s Review of Books, 12 May 1999
Sandra Hodgson, Flying Arts Gazette, January 1999
Neville Drewery, Images 3, 1998, Craftsman House
John Millington, The Courier Mail, 27 March 1998
Gordon Foulds, Craft Arts International, March 1998
Joan Winter, Gal’s Work Catalogue Essay, November 1997
Robyn McKenzie, Gal’s Work Catalogue Essay, November 1997
Peter Denham, Arts Nexus, August 1997
Lesley Shelley, Arts Nexus, October 1996
Nicola O’Hanlon, House & Garden, August 1996
Emily Ross, The Melbourne Weekly, October 1994
Bronwyn Watson, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 September 1994
Elwyn Lynn, The Australian, February 1994
Elwyn Lynn, The Australian, 7 August 1993
Bronwyn Watson, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 August 1993

Artwork 7920
Kate Bergin
Smart Phone


oil on canvas

70.00 x 50.00 cm


Artwork 7690
Kate Bergin
Kate within her studio

portrait of the artist

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