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Past Events


2009 4th to 30th April

"BODY LANGUAGE: Human Form, Messages and Meaning"  - My first solo exhibition

Invitation    I    Artist's Statement    I    Media Release     I    Flyer    I    Image Gallery    I    Pricelist & Image Thumbnails     Selected life drawings and prints are still available for purchase. 

Leader newspaper article     

"What does it mean to be human? How does our physical form enable our health and our interactions with our environment and others? How do various philosophies and cultures interpret the human experience? How does imposing external boundaries and artificial systems mould and restrict our well-being? What is it that creates meaning in our lives?  How do we communicate within and beyond our bodies?


The exhibition BODY LANGUAGE enabled us to discuss and explore these and more questions, as it showcased the artworks of artist, physiotherapist and medical illustrator Kathryn Skelsey.


Kathryn Skelsey combined her interest in medical science with her skill in life drawing and watercolour painting to create this collection of beautiful figurative artworks.


This exhibition traced an illuminating and inspiring path from her early life drawings, through her academic conceptual explorations to her current medical illustration career.


BODY LANGUAGE examined the essence of being human, and the messages that we give out and receive; to care, learn, influence and communicate."


Exhibition Opening:

Date: Saturday 4 April 2009     Time: 1pm - 3pm


Music at the Exhibition Opening by 'PAPER TRAILS' - Background ambient mixes by Darren Skelsey.


Exhibition Dates:

4 - 30 April 2009



Dragon's Lair Gallery

Hurstville City Museum and Gallery

14 MacMahon Street

Hurstville NSW 2220


Museum Hours:

Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm, or by appointment.

1st Saturday of the month: 10am - 3pm, i.e. 4th April only. NB.The Gallery was not open on the 4th Saturday, as is usually scheduled for other exhibitions, as it was 25th April - Anzac Day.  


Curator: Serena Manwaring

Tel: 02 9330 6444

Fax: 02 9330 6440




Video of the Exhibition Opening on Saturday 4th April 2009
Music at the Exhibition Opening by 'PAPER TRAILS' - Background ambient mixes by Darren Skelsey.


  Images and Pricelist


2008 - 27th June  to  24th August  


FAIRVIEW ARTSPACE, 6 Henry Lawson Drive (cnr Cassilis Rd), Mudgee.

Ph: 0438 242 872     Email:

Explorations of THE HUMAN FORM AND LIFE DRAWING by Kathryn Skelsey.

In association with artists Don Elliott (Still Life & Landscape), and Bruce Holmes (Landscape). 


"External Rotation"                                  "Intransection"

Artist's Statement   "Human anatomy & biology, the body's interactions with the mind and emotions, and the care of them all, have long been a source of fascination to me...These sketches represent the impact that life-drawing has had on my subsequent conceptual and illustrative creativity ......"   More:  PDF   I  Word  

Exhibition Poster  


Fairview ArtSpace - Website

"Visit Mudgee Region" Website - Fairview ArtSpace Listing

College Activities

2006 - CoFA06 Annual Exhibition - 29 Nov - 13 Dec

The CoFA Annual is the annual showcase and exhibition of graduates from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW).   I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006.

 Online Catalogue   I   Invitation   I   CoFA Paddington Campus Map

2005 - The Art of Scientific Visualation

An online General Education subject (GEND0217) offered through the College of Fine Arts (UNSW).  The subject required that participants employ their research, digital imaging and collaborative skills to produce team projects.  These projects progressively explored the impact of medical imaging technologies on artistic practice throughout history.  The website that showcased the results of these projects is no longer publicly available online. However the system that supported the technology for this subject can be found at Omnium (based at CoFA). Past online subjects have been archived by their service.    

1998 - Origins

The debut exhibition of various second year Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the College of Fine Arts.  Initiated and curated by Kathryn Skelsey.

Invitation: (1.3MB)



2007 - Struck - An exhibition held at the Art Gallery of NSW, 8 February - 22 March, by Michele Barker and Anna Munster (CoFA Lecturers). A multi-channel video and sound installation that critically addressed the complexities of being diagnosed with a neurological disease.