Heather Kepski

B.A. (UNSW), M.A. with merit (Uni. Syd), Dip. Ed.

I was a cross-cultural psychologist for over 30 years & have travelled extensively. My art is naturally a reflection of and on my life experiences.  I try to challenge the viewer with cross cultural images which are layered and intended to explore stereotypical concepts of socio-political issues.

I try to capture the simple things of life that make our lives manageable during difficult times as well as trying to engage viewers to explore the more complex issues that lie beyond the surface of the paper.  As Degas said “It is not what you see, but what you get others to see.”

My work has gone to private collectors all over Australia and to England, France, Hong Kong and the USA.  My figurative work has attracted a number of commissions and has been purchased by the NSW Government, private collectors in France, USA, England, Hong Kong, NSW, Victoria and Queensland.


Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts, (Syd. Gallery School, TAFE).

More than 12 short courses completed at the National Art School, Charles Sturt University and University of Southern Queensland.

Studied printmaking at SACI in Florence, Italy

Group Exhibitions

Heather has exhibited in more than 100 group exhibitions since 2004. She had her first solo exhibition in 2009 at Marianne Newman Gallery, Crows Nest and her second solo in August 2011.

InVerse, Gosford Regional Gallery
*Inkmasters 2016 Print Exhibition, Cairns
*Bimblebox 153 Birds, Gympie Regional Gallery
*Printed in Australia, SPOT81, Chippendale

Meeting Place, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
Totem, Fire Station Gallery, Dubbo
Open Bite Printmakers, Gallery 307, Northbridge

Bundeena/Maianbar Arttrail CCB Bank exhibition, Melbourne
Thirteen Ways of Looking, Lavender Bay Gallery

*Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum.
*Directors’ Cut Online Exhibition, Blake Prize.

Vice, Salerno Gallery, Glebe.
*Excavation, Newington Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park

Rabbit Proof Hardware Gallery, Enmore.
*Fremantle Print Awards, Fremantle, WA.
*Transferring the Image, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown.
*Common Threads, Gallery Aloft, Rozelle.
*CPM National Print Awards, Tweed River Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah.

*Beyond the Surface of the Page, Marianne Newman Gallery.
*“She”, Walker Street Gallery, City of Dandenong, Melbourne.

*Labyrinth # 9 squared, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea.
*Waverley Art Prize.
*Glebe Art Show.
*CPM National Print Awards, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah.
*“Postcards from Home”, Promens Gallery, Balmain.

*Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize Exhibition, Croydon.
*Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Exhibition.

* By selection


Finalist, Inkmasters 3rd International Biennale

Finalist, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.
Finalist, Waverley Art Prize

Selected for Directors Cut Online exhibition of the Blake Prize.
Shortlisted to be a finalist in Blake Prize.
Finalist, Waverley Art Prize.

Finalist, Fremantle Print Awards.

Finalist, “She”, Walker Street Gallery, Melbourne.

Winner, Nortec Encouragement Award, CPM National Printmaking Awards.

Finalist, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize.
Finalist, Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award.
Winner, Art Scene Award for highest pass in Printmaking,
Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts.
Winner, Sydney Olympic Park Authority Printmaking Residency Award.

Winner, Drawing Prize, Royal Easter Show.
Highly Commended, 2 Printmaking works at Ryde Art Society Exhibition.

Winner Drawing Prize, Ryde Art Society Exhibition.
Winner, Photography Prize, Denistone East Art Show.
Highly commended Printmaking, Royal Easter Show.
Highly commended Printmaking, Ryde Art Society Exhibition.

Winner, Painting Prize MCAAA Art Award.

Galleries/Professional membership

Founding member of the Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail. Member of NAVA & an exhibiting member of the NSW Royal Art Society; past president & exhibition manager of Open Bite Printmakers.

“And the Wind Blew Away our Words”

“Gymea Asylum”

“And the Wind Blew Again”