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Hanna Kay

Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel (Palestine)

Education: Fine Art - Tel-Aviv, Israel, and Vienna, Austria (BA)
     Semiotics and Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia. (BA)

Lived and practiced as an artist in –Tel-Aviv Israel; Vienna, Austria; a decade in New York and a decade in Sydney. In 2000 moved to live in the Upper-Hunter valley, NSW.

Before arriving in Australia in 1989 exhibited in Museums and galleries in Israel, across Europe and the U.S.A. In Australia – have been exhibiting regularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. In addition, had survey exhibitions in selected Regional Galleries and Museums, and participated in numerous group exhibitions in both commercial and public art-galleries.

Paintings and drawings are held in public and private collections around the world. Hanna features in numerous art books and magazines in Australia, USA, Europe and Israel.


Habitat – solo exhibition @ Willson Street Gallery Sydney
Habitat 2 – solo exhibition @  John Miller gallery Newcastle

“Notes from the Shed” – an illustrated journal focusing on the creative process, sources of inspiration, and the changing seasons, published by Palgrave Macmillan Art Publication.

Winner 2007 Muswelbrook Open Art Prize NSW.


Winner 2008 Novill Landscape Art Prize NSW
Finalist 2008 Fleurieu Biennale SA
Finalist 2008 Country Energy Countryscape Art Prize NSW

Currently working on a travelling exhibition commissioned by the Maitland Regional Gallery, which explores Jewish Migration to the Hunter Valley in the 1800’s, with a focus on the old Jewish cemetery in Maitland.

" Moving to live in the Hunter Valley, and absorbing the landscape around has brought about a change in my artwork. My focus is not necessarily on the rolling hills that I see from my studio window, but rather on details of the bush at ground level – such as patches of grass, birds' nests, hay stacks, and waterways that reflect the vista above them. "

Address: 71 Mayne Street (New England Highway)
Murrurundi - New South Wales 2338

Mobile: 042 777 57 07





Annual Art Student Exhibition and Awards 2008
' Upstairs Art' - Galleries and Studios
Sunday 7th December 2008


| Introduction | Student Awards | Exhibition One | Exibition Two | Exhibition Three | Exhibition Four |



The Upstairs Art Student Exhibition and Awards was opened by the highly repected international and national artist Hanna Kay, who has recently won the Norvill Art Prize for landsacpe. Recognised as a painter of exceptional quality, her art is to be found in many public and private collections throughout the world.


Roberta Wiseman who lives in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales is a very successful artist who has won a number of art awards and was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Norvill landscape prize. Roberta was the art judge for the 2008 Upstairs Art Annual Student Awards.


Roberta Wiseman

Roberta Wiseman was born in Queensland and spent much of her childhood in outback Queensland, and on cattle stations in the Northern Territory.  A background which was to instil a life long interest in the Australian landscape.

Her earliest memories are of coloured pencils and paper, and the love of drawing.
Fulfilment of this artistic expression began after she married an upper hunter grazier and settled on "Echo", a wool, beef and stock horse breeding property located between Scone and the Barrington Tops.
Roberta holds a Graduate Diploma in Art, A Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) and an Associate Diploma in Creative Arts and Crafts gained through the University of Newcastle.
Her awards at exhibitions have been consistant and numerous, these being for Water Colour, Oil, Drawing, Mixed Media, Portraiture and Sculpture.
Commissions have included figurative and landscape interior murals.
Work is regularly represented at Regional Galleries, and has been included in travelling exhibitions.
Roberta has experience in teaching, judging and curating country art shows.
Her love of art is passionate, and she continues her studies at home and overseas.