Kathrin Longhurst

Discussing empowerment and the role of the arts as a vehicle for creating positive societal change

German-Australian figurative artist Kathrin Longhurst has been exhibiting her arresting, provocative paintings since 2004.

Her work has been included in a number of international exhibitions in Europe and the USA and she has held 20 successful solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland.

Kathrin has been a finalist in numerous awards including the prestigious Archibald Prize (2022, 2021, 2018), the Darling Prize at the National Portrait Gallery Canberra (2020), the Portia Geach Award (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011), the Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2017), the Sulman Prize (2012), the Mosman Art Prize (2016), the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize (2008), the Korea Australia Arts Foundation Prize (2013, 2017) and the WA Black Swan Prize (2008, 2009).

Kathrin was the winner of the 2021 Packing Room Prize for the Archibald Prize, winner of the 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize and winner of the 2017 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award.

She has formally served as Vice President for the Portrait Artists Australia and was the Foundering Director of Project 504, a co-operative art space in Sydney. Her work is collected widely in Australia and internationally and is represented in the Bennett Collection of Women Realists, USA and the Manly Art Gallery and Museum and Mirvac Collection in Australia.

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