Born in 1975 in Queensland, Australia, I am known for my vivid, conceptual, feminine and evocative fine art photographs.
My images are said to blur the lines between photography and art with my use of light, colour, and texture.
Since graduating from The Photographic Institute with a Diploma of Professional Photography in 2014 I found my confidence and voice as an artist, merging traditional photography with digital artistry techniques.
I have always been inspired by dance and movement, both which feature heavily in my work.
I am proud to have had my work published both nationally and internationally in industry and interior design magazines and online platforms.
In 2018 I was the honoured recipient of the Lethbridge Gallery 'Peoples Choice Award' and in 2017 was awarded a 2nd place in a Portrait prize with Art world Studio Gallery, both achievements I am extremely proud of. My work has also been showcased on the hit TV show The Block in 2019 which allowed for great exposure nationally.
I spent many years abroad studying, working, traveling and taking photos for myself and travel publications. When it was time to return home I settled in Currumbin on the Gold Coast, where I still reside today with my husband and two children.
Photographer and Visual Artist
Born 1975, North Queensland, Australia
Lives and works on the Gold Coast Queensland, Australia
2017 - Conceptual Portraiture @ Australian Centre for Photography
2014 - Diploma of Professional Photography
2019 - D Bar Gallery Gold Coast - 'Going Deeper' - 30th June - 10th July 2019
2018 - Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne 'Sound of Silence' - 13th - 26th June 2018
2017 - Palm Beach Exhibition Space - 21st October - 30th November 2017
2017 - D Bar Gallery Coolangatta - 'Undercurrent' - 13th July - 16th August 2017
2017 - Hinge Gallery - 'Undercurrent' - Solo Exhibition 1st April - 30th April 2017
2016 - D Bar Gallery Coolangatta - Conceptual Photo Art by Kellie North Creative - 1st - 31st August 2016
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 - Art Lovers Australia - Exhibition RENEWAL - Art Lovers Australia Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast
2021 - Lethbridge Gallery Art Award - Paddington Brisbane
2021 - Art Lovers Australia Art Award - Gold Coast
2020 - Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award Lethbridge Gallery Paddington Brisbane
2019 - The Block - Reveal Exhibition - TBC Gallery 1st Nov - 29th Nov
2019 - Lethbridge 20 000Small Scale Art Award Lethbridge Gallery Paddington, Brisbane - 27th June - 6th July 2019
2019 - Rotary Art Spectacular - Central Plaza 1 - 13th May - 17th May
2019 - Clayton Utz Art Award - Clayton Utz Head Office, Riparian Plaza, Level 28, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
2018 - Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award Lethbridge Gallery Paddington Brisbane - 14th July
2018 - Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne - Small Works Art Award 2018 21st July - 16th August
2017 - Art Piece Gallery - 30 x 30 Art Prize, 70 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby 24th November - 24th December
2017 - Clayton Utz Art Award - Clayton Utz Head Office, Riparian Plaza, Level 28, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
2017 - Brisbane Art Prize Award - Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts - October 5th - 28th October
2017 - Heritage Photographic Award - USQ Artwork Gallery, Toowoomba - 5th September - 5th October
2017 - 'Xhibition' - Hamilton Brisbane 20th August - 30th September
2017 - Artworld Studio Gallery Brisbane Portrait Prize 2017 8th July - Sunday 6th August
2017 – Neumann / Dust Temple Portrait Prize - 10th June - 16th July
2017 - Lethbridge Gallery Paddington Brisbane - Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award June 10th
2016 - Maverick Art Gallery Coolangatta - Group Pop Up Exhibition 1st December 2016 - 1st January 2017
2016 - Currumbin Rock Pool Gallery - Group Art Exhibition 8th October - 22nd October 2016
2016 - Clayton Utz Art Award - Clayton Utz Head Office, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street Brisbane
2016 - IRIS Award 2016 - Perth Centre for Photography - 2nd September - 1st October 2016
2016 - D Bar Gallery, Coolangatta
2016 - Bambi Deluxe, Coolangatta - 1st July - 30 August 2016
2016 – Art Osmosis’, Kettles on Café, Kingscliff
2015 - D Bar Gallery, Tweed Heads
2015 - Clayton Utz Art Award – Clayton Utz Head Office, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street Brisbane
2015 – 'Glimpse’, RAW Artist Showcase, Sound Lounge, Currumbin
2015 – 'Inaugural Portrait Exhibition’, Hinge Gallery, Currumbin
2021 - The Flux Review - Art , Culture and World Exploration Magazine and Blog - Kellie North Q&A
2019 - Art Lovers Australia Feature - In Focus - A Closer look at Kellie North
2019 - Art Lovers Australia - Interior Styles for your Home Modern Contemporary
2019 - Art Lovers Australia - Interior Styles for your Home - Art Deco
2019 - Home Design Magazine Australia, Feature Article Page 142 Words by Carrol Baker
2019 - Paper Bou - Online and Print Publication - Feature Article - Concepts of Emotion by Chantel Schott
2019 - F Magazine - Online Publication - Feature Article - Celebrating Female Success words by Delila Bevan Zavadsky
2017 - Art Edit - Autumn Issue 2017 - 'Showcase' section
2016 - Art Edit - Summer - 'Gallery' section and 'Wrap me Up' section
2016 - The Culture Concept - Online Blog by Carolyn McDowall
2015 - Digital Photography Magazine - 8-page Editorial on Kellie North Creative
2015 – Digital Photography Magazine – ‘Your Gallery’ Published image of Whispering Woods.
Competitions and Awards
2021 – Finalist – Lethbridge 20 000 Art Award 2021 – Image – ‘All In’
2021 – Finalist – Art Lovers Australia Art Award – Image – ‘All In’
2020 – Highly Commended – Lethbridge 20 000 Art Award 2020 – Image -‘Phoenix’
2019 – Finalist - Lethbridge 20 000 Art Award – Image – ‘Going Deeper VIII’
2018 – Finalist - BAM Art Award 2018 – Image Sound of Silence’ V
2018 – PEOPLES CHOICE WINNER Lethbridge 1000 Art Award – Image ‘Sound of Silence V
2018 – Finalist - Art Lovers Art Award – Image – ‘Let Go’
2017 – Finalist - Clayton Utz Art Award - Image -'Falling'
2017 - Finalist - Brisbane Art Prize Award - Image 'Searching for Answers'
2017 - Finalist -in Top 50 Finalists - Heritage Photographic Awards - Image 'Possibilities'
2017 – Finalist - Neumann / Dust Temple Portrait Prize 2017 – ‘Image - Let Go’
2017 – Finalist - Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award 2017
2017 – Commended - Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Award 2017
2017 – Awarded Entry Nominee for 3 Categories - Fine Art Photography Awards –– Fine Art, Photo-manipulation, Conceptual
2016 - Recognised in Top 50 Photographers of the competition. Above Art International Photography Competition
2016 - Finalist -Clayton Utz Art Award - Image 'Searching for Answers' Clayton Utz Head Office, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street Brisbane
2016 – Finalist - Lethbridge Gallery 10 000 Small Scale Art Prize - Awarded 'Highly Commended' for Image Title - 'Let Go'
2015 - Finalist - Clayton Utz Art Award –Image 'Whispering Woods' Clayton Utz Head Office, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street Brisbane