Cathy Staughton

Cathy Staughton is a painter whose imaginings are brought to life using a vivid technicolour palette and an honest approach to her subject. Her paintings depict autobiographical themes and she frequently portrays herself through various characters or guises. Often Staughton repeats symbolic characters such as robots and saintly figures, along with a life-long fascination with Luna Park. Overtones of humour, pathos and nostalgia pervades her work and draws the viewer into her vividly imagined alternative reality. Cathy Staughton (born 1968) has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 1989. She has had four solo exhibitions at Arts Project Australia including ‘Cathy Staughton’s Wondrous Imaginarium’, 2013 and ‘Cathy Staughton Solo’, 2010; as well as a solo at MADMusée, Liège, Belgium in 2002. She has also exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including ‘Melbourne Art Fair’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne; ‘Renegades: Outsider Art’ and ‘Exhibition #4’, Museum of Everything, London. Her work is held in the MADMusée’s collection.