Catherine Tempest

I have lived in Newcastle all my life and love the city. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t draw, paint or take photos.

Apart from a TAFE photographic course in the 1980s, before digital photography, my art education started in 2012 and is now continuing on a full-time basis. Printmaking with Mandy Davies last year and Michael Bell this year has been intensely exciting. My images usually start with one of my photos, sometimes staying realistic, other times becoming abstracted. The urban environment is a theme that has become apparent in my work and one which I am keen to explore.


2012 – Certificate III Visual Art, TAFE, Ourimbah Campus
2013 – Diploma Visual Art, Newcastle Art School


2013 – Newcastle Emerging Artists’ Prize