ArtistKim AndersonResidesAustralia
Flinders Lane Gallery
Melbourne, Australia

Penny Contemporary
Hobart, Australia
Environmental art
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About the artist

Kim Anderson completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the University of Ballarat in 2003, and in 2007 she was awarded a scholarship to study a Master of Fine Art at the University of Dundee in Scotland.  Since then she have undertaken a number of residencies around the world including an Australia Council Studio Residency in Rome, at Echigo-Tsumari in Japan, DRAWinternational in Caylus, France, Sabhal Mór Ostaig on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and at Hill End and the Bundanon Trust in New South Wales, Australia.  Her practice has been supported by grants from the Australia Council, the City of Melbourne, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, the Copyright Agency and Regional Arts Victoria.

Kim Anderson has exhibited around Australia and abroad, and been a finalist in numerous prestigious national awards including the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, the National Works on Paper Award, the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award, and the Paul Guest Award.

She currently resides in regional Victoria, Australia, on Dja Dja Wurrung country, and is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery in Melbourne, and Penny Contemporary in Hobart.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

Intricately detailed drawing forms the core of Kim Anderson’s practice as she explores the inextricable link between humanity and the natural world. Interweaving themes of interdependency, accountability, vulnerability and resilience, she navigates the ever-shifting boundaries between our inner and outer domains, often using elements of the external landscape as metaphors for intense psychological states. Inspired by a long background in dance and theatre, her meticulous, emotionally-laden drawings are based on photographs of herself immersed in isolated locations, undertaking solitary performances witnessed only by a remote-controlled camera. Adopting various personas and postures, these ‘performances’ are unrehearsed, spontaneous physical reactions to the topography around her that oscillate between awe, despair, melancholy, discomfort and solace. They are both an act of endurance, and a private moving meditation whereby she transcend the physical landscape and turn inwards to a state of deep introspection. 


Kim Anderson’s illustrations have been published in notable magazine and online sources including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, The Review Board, TasWeekend Magazine, Art/Edit + Interior Design #25, Manifest Press, and Art Gallery of Ballarat Association Magazine.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Solo exhibition: “The Peace of Wild Things”Flinders Lane Gallery
Melbourne, Australia



2008 Master of Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

2006 Postgraduate Certificate in Art Conservation, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Weight of the World, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


The Wind Wanders Around My Bones, Penny Contemporary, Hobart, Australia


Solastalgia, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


To Live Alone in a World of Wounds, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia

The Space Between, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions


Lives of Their Own, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Sydney Contemporary Art Fair with Flinders Lane Gallery, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia


Mutual Realities: Finding Common Ground in Uncertain Times, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia


30 x 30, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Dark Horse: Wild Beasts and Curious Creatures, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia

Beautiful Women, Penny Contemporary, Hobart, Australia

DRAWN 2018, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA


Out of Line, May Space, Sydney, Australia

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