Photo © Kay Armstrong
I adore the work of Caravaggio because of his use of a single light source, using this very simple tool to create tension, mystery and drama. I ain't no Caravaggio but I couldn't resist the shaft of light I found one afternoon. Thank you to the patience of Bill while I waited for the sun to be just so.
Kay Armstrong AUSTRALIA
2020 marks Kay’s 30th year as a professional artist. She is lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia. Kay is an award-winning dance artist (Robert Helpmann Scholarship 2004 / 2013 Dame Peggy Van Praagh Fellowship) but has most recently expanded her practice to include visual arts.
From 2017 she expanded her practice from dance to include visual arts - photography, digital art, video art, painting and drawing.
In 2017 she received a creative funding grant from Blacktown Council to explore identity through self-portraiture. Since Kay has been finalist in 2017 Head On Photographic Awards, 2016 + 2017 + 2018 +2019 Fishers Ghost Art Award, 2018 + 2019 Contemporary Art Awards, 2018 Australian Photography Awards (8th place), Top 20 for the Australasians Top Emerging Photographers Award, CLICK2019 Brunswick Gallery Photographic Awards, and was selected for the Australian Centre for Photography's 2018 Photostart gallery exhibition, and the 2019 Photostart Online exhibition. Most recently she was awarded first place in the photography and digital art category for the 22nd Liverpool Art Society Award at Casula Powerhouse.
Kay believes passionately in the transformative power of individual creative expression and works with a variety of community arts organizations facilitating creative projects for people with a lived experience of homelessness, domestic violence, mental health issues, and intellectual and physical challenges. She currently works with Milk Crate Theatre and Beyond the Square and in the past has worked with Self Help Arts, Sydney Street Choir, Murmuration, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art Gallery of NSW, Front Up, Sunnyfield, Catalyst Dance Residency, Museum of Contemporary Art.
Currently, Kay is investigating the fusion of her visual arts and performance practice in her creative studio in Western Sydney.
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