Gateshead England, 1972


We are wired to connect. Yet connection is not assured.

Cat Doyle is a self-taught artist whose practice explores themes of loneliness and belonging in quiet paintings that invite introspection.

In her first solo exhibition, Ode to Poetry, Doyle brought to life the mood and characters of the 1970's British Poetry Revival — a counterculture whose members were brought together by a shared love of modernism and Beat poetry — in her birthplace of Northern England.

Whilst After Dark embodied the permeating loneliness of the Coronavirus pandemic in empty gathering places and in the ephemera left behind.

Her third solo show, Bibliophilia, was an experiemental foray into portraiture, with Doyle depicting her personal literary heroes of the twentieth century.

As well as three solo exhibitions, Doyle has also been included in eight group shows. Her work is held in private collections in Australia and the UK.

She currently lives in the Southern Highlands on Gundungurra Land and works from the studio she shares with her partner — Spud Lane Studios & Gallery — in Robertson NSW.

Solo Exhibitions
  • Aug 2023    Bibliophilia    Spud Lane Annexe Gallery, Robertson
  • Aug 2022    After Dark    Southern Highlands Artisans Collective, Robertson
  • Mar 2021    Ode to Poetry    Southern Highlands Artisans Collective, Robertson
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Oct 2022    Into the Light    Whitewall Art Projects, Berrima
  • Apr 2022    Inaugural Exhibition    Dawe Studio, Kiama
  • Jun 2020    Awaken    Southern Highlands Artisans Collective, Robertson
  • Jan 2020    Collective Harvest    Southern Highlands Artisans Collective, Robertson
  • Jun 2019    Blue Square Competition    ArtHead Gallery, Moss Vale

2022    Whitewall Art Prize Finalist

Cat Doyle - Working in the Studio
Cat working in Spud Lane Studios

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