Kathy Temin


Born Syd­ney, Aus­tralia 1968

Lives and works in Melbourne

Kathy Temin’s sculp­tur­al prac­tice explores mem­o­ry, his­to­ry and loss. Her work is struc­tured around the ten­sion between appar­ent bina­ries, for instance, the famil­iar and strange, organ­ic and arti­fi­cial, lit­er­al and metaphor­ic, solemn and kitsch. The artist’s sig­na­ture choice of medi­um, syn­thet­ic fur, sub­verts the mon­u­men­tal scale of her sculp­tures, to draw allu­sions to soft­ness, child­hood and play.

Kathy Temin com­plet­ed and post-grad­u­ate stud­ies at the Vic­to­ri­an Col­lege of the Arts, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mel­bourne. She obtained her PhD from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mel­bourne in 2007. She is cur­rent­ly Pro­fes­sor at MADA, Monash Art Design & Archi­tec­ture, Monash University. 

Exhi­bi­tions and projects include: Moth­er­ing Gar­dens, 2021 as part of AMPLI­FY at Syd­ney Con­tem­po­rary, (2022), Know My Name: Aus­tralian Women Artists 1900 to Now, Nation­al Gallery of Aus­tralia, Can­ber­ra (20202021); MCA Col­lec­tion: Today Tomor­row Yes­ter­day, Muse­um of Con- (2019), Mono­chrome, Wol­lon­gong Art Gallery, NSW, (2019); White Gar­den Inter­ven­tion, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Mel­bourne, (2018); Space­mak­ers and Roomshak­ers: Instal­la­tions from the Art Gallery NSW 

Col­lec­tion, AGN­SW Syd­ney, (2018) Soft Core, tour­ing exhi­bi­tion, Casu­la Pow­er­house, NSW, (2016); The Koala Room, Bel­la Room Com­mis­sion, Nation­al Cen­tre for Cre­ative Learn­ing, Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Syd­ney (201617); Howard Arkley and Friends, Tar­rawar­ra Muse­um of Art, Vic­to­ria, (2015); Nev­er­where, Gaia Gallery, Istan­bul (2015); Pet Ceme­tery, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Mel­bourne (2014); The Memo­r­i­al Project, The Gus Fish­er Gallery, Auck­land (2014); Draw­ing Now, Melbourne 

Now, NGV, Mel­bourne, (2013) Less is More, Min­i­mal and Post Min­i­mal Art in Aus­tralia, Hei­de Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, Melbourne,(2013); Kathy Temin | My Mon­u­ment: White For­est, Queens­land Art Gallery & Gallery of Mod­ern Art, Queens­land, (2013); Wit­ness, Lin­den Gallery (2013); Mel­bourne Now, Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Mel­bourne (2013); Aus­tralia, Roy­al Acad­e­my of Arts, Lon­don (2013); Louise Bour­geois and Aus­tralian Artists, Hei­de Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, (2012) My Mon­u­ment: Black Gar­den, Art Gallery of New South Wales Con­tem­po­rary Projects (2011); Son­ic Youth etc: Sen­sa­tion­al Fix, Cen- tro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, LIFE, St. Nazaire, France; MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy; and Kun­sthalle Düsseldorf, Ger­many (20082010); and ART TLV, Tel Aviv Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, Israel (2008); Kathy Temin, Sur­vey exhi­bi­tion, Hei­de Muse­um of Mod­ern Art (2008) and My Kylie, Insti­tute Con­tem­po­rary Art, Lon­don (2004).

Pub­lic col­lec­tions include: Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Syd­ney; Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Mel­bourne; Queens­land Art Gallery, Bris­bane; Art Gallery of South Aus­tralia, Ade­laide; Art Gallery of West­ern Aus­tralia, Perth; The Ian Pot­ter Muse­um of Art, Mel­bourne; and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. 



Available Works

Kathy Temin

Wall Work: Hang­ing with Two Balls, 2023
Syn­thet­ic fur, syn­thet­ic fill­ing and wood
10018030 cm

Kathy Temin

Wall Work: Large Hang­ing 2, 2023
Syn­thet­ic fur, syn­thet­ic fill­ing and wood
27022020 cm

Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Ebeneza, 2014
syn­thet­ic fur, MDF and filling
2209595 cm

Kathy Temin

Small White Tree, 2012
syn­thet­ic fur, steel, syn­thet­ic fill­ing, wood
423617 cm

Kathy Temin

Large Striped Across Tree, 2009
syn­thet­ic fur and fill­ing, wood
2535050 cm


Kathy Temin | Emi­ly Floyd | 2024 Ravenswood Aus­tralian Wom­en’s Art Prize

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