Exhibitions and Awards

Ï  1990 Prize winner in the Australian Rotring Prize for Drawing.

Ï  1992 Local Artist Prize in the Warragul Rotary Art Show.

Ï  1992 Solo Exhibition - Gallery Art Naïve, South Yarra, Victoria.

Ï  1992 Group Exhibition – Kirkaldy-Davies Gallery, South Yarra, Victoria.

Ï  1994 First Prize, Mixed Media Section – Korumburra Rotary Art Show.

Ï  1994 Group Exhibition – Elgin Gallery, Carlton, Victoria.

Ï  1996 Group Exhibition – West Gippsland Art & Craft Society, Yarragon, Victoria.

Ï  A number of commissions for overseas buyers.

Ï  1999 Highly Recommended in the Artist & Young Artist of the Year Competition, UK

Ï  2000 Two Honourable Mentions in the Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul

Ï  2001 Solo Exhibition – Old Butter Factory, Drouin, Victoria.

Ï  A number of works represented in Cambridge Fine Art Gallery, Cambridge, U.K.

Ï  Regular exhibited works in the Town & Country Gallery, Yarragon, Victoria.

Ï  2002 First Prize (Other Media Section) Warragul Rotary Art Show

Ï  2003 Solo Exhibition, Sofitel Melbourne

Ï  2003 South Eastern Newspaper Award, Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul

Ï  2003 Bishop’s Award, Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul

Ï  2003 Art work represented in the Wiregrass Gallery, Eltham.

Ï  2003 Art work exhibited in the Tin Shed Art Gallery, Malmsbury

Ï  2003 Second prize (Other Media Section) Warragul Rotary Art Show

Ï  2004 Group Exhibition, Wiregrass Gallery, Eltham

Ï  2004 First Prize (General Open) Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul

Ï  2004 Highly Commended (Spiritual Open) Aurora Australis Art Show, Warragul

Ï  2005 Selected for the ‘New Energies’ Travelling Exhibition, Meenyan Art Gallery

Ï  2005 Highly Commended, Rotary Art Show, Warragul, Vic.

Ï  2006 Solo Exhibition: Retrospective 1991 – 2006, Town & Country Gallery, Yarragon

Ï  2006 First Prize, Drawing/Printmaking Award, Drouin Primary School Art Exhibition

Ï  2007 First Prize (2 Dimensional) Warragul Rotary Art Show

Ï  2007 Art Work represented in the Vault Gallery, Trafalgar,

Ï  2007 Art work exhibited in Gippsland Picture Framers Fine Art Gallery, Warragul

Ï  2009 Commended Exhibit, St. Kevin’s College Annual Art Show. Toorak

Ï  2009 Best in Show, Yarragon Art Exhibition, Yarragon

Ï  2009 Joint Exhibition – Etchings in the Vault Gallery, Trafalgar

Ï  2010 Bendigo Bank Open First Prize, Rotary Art Show, Trafalgar

Ï  2011 Bendigo Bank First Prize Trad. Art under $500 Section, Rotary Art Show, Trafalgar

Ï  2012 Highly commended – Warragul Rotary Art Show

Ï  2012 Art work represented in Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

Ï  2013 Art work selected for International Art Festival, 25 CPW Gallery, New York

Ï  2013 – Group Exhibition ‘Gippsland Arcadia,’ Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

Ï  2013First Prize -  Best 2D Landscape- Rotary Art Show, Warragul


Karin Ryan Background

Ever since I could hold a pencil in my hand I have doodled, scribbled, drawn and sketched. It is an obsession that has never left me and I feel most comfortable in my skin when I create something beautiful, when I am in touch with my imagination and emotions.

For many years now I have painted naïve pictures which are not governed by the rules that realistic artists are bound by. In them I try to capture everyday, ordinary life, gardening, hanging out washing etc. and to depict the beautiful countryside that I was lucky enough to live in. I find great comfort in nature - it lifts my spirits.

I try to cheer people up and remind them of the simple pleasures of just existing.



My other great obsession is drawing lines and minute details; etching has allowed me to indulge shamelessly in this activity.

At the moment I am exploring sculpture and am enjoying ‘doodling’ with clay and other materials.

I feel very fortunate that at last I am able to devote more time to my art.


Don't frighten the Ducks

Don't frighten the Ducks

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