Kathy Ramsay

Kathy Ramsay is an artist at Warmun Art Centre in Western Australia. Established in 1998, the centre is owned and governed by Gija people, and supports the preservation of Gija art, language and culture. Kathy only began painting in 2013 but has already been included in numerous group exhibitions and private collections across Australia and internationally. In 2015, she was selected forRevealed, a biennial art event celebrating emerging Aboriginal artists in Western Australia. Following in the footsteps of her father, the well-known Gija artist Rammey Ramsey, Kathy is known for her use of bright acrylics, which she blends with natural ochre pigments, updating the traditional East Kimberley aesthetic. In 2017, Kathy was a finalist in the John Fries Art Award, and in 2018, she was a finalist in the regional Hedland Art Award for her prominent painting depicting an in-depth story about Juwulinji, her ancestral country which is also known as Bow River Country. Her Country’s landscape and heritage serve as the subject of many of her works, incorporating rich ‘Ngarranggarni’ (dreamtime) stories with recent histories of station life. Recent group exhibitions include The Ochre Story, Japingka Aboriginal Art, WA (2020), Badem Mawoondool, Aboriginal Contemporary, Sydney (2020), Summer Salon, Artitja Fine Art Gallery, WA (2020),Connection to Country fundraiser exhibition, Form Gallery, Perth, WA (2019), Warmun Artists/ Whenua, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (2019), SALON des Refuses, Charles Darwin University Art Gallery (2019), Our Land Our Place, NAIDOC WEEK exhibition by Artitja Fine Art, Government House, Perth WA (2019), Bow River Country, Aboriginal Contemporary, Sydney (2019).