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A Short Biography of Kay Lipton (Australian Artist)

In her early career, and after an extensive training at the Central School of Fine Art and St. Martin’s School of Fine Art, London, Kay worked as a creative display designer in the West End of London.

Subsequently, Kay went to Uganda, East Africa with her scientist husband and was appointed the Artist in residence for the British High Commission. Kay painted the Lounge Murals for the Entebbe Airport in 1959 and also won the Caltex Art Prize for her painting entry.

Kay is now a naturalized Australian. She also achieved her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Queensland, where her husband Dr Anthony Lipton (1961-1989) was a senior lecturer.

Kay’s paintings have been exhibited internationally, such as the Qantas Gallery, Bond St. London and Galerie Miromesnil, Paris. Kay’s work is most informed by the `human condition’, and she enjoys working in themes.

For example, her` Masquerade’ series has been very successful and now, at the cutting edge, her brilliant new output of `CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE ABSTRACT’.

This is a concept of Art and Music informing each other in a most unique way. Kay’s love of Classical music is inspiring more of these works at present and reveals a connection between the old and the new of both art forms in a most powerful symbolic way.

one hundredth gallery is proud to be working with Kay Lipton.

To enquire about or to purchase Kay’s work, please contact Charles at one hundredth gallery at or on 0413 00 1234.


Previous Exhibitions

  • 2006 Exhibition of `Classical Music in the Abstract’ works at the Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1998 Featured as ‘Star of the Month’ in Australian ‘Women’s Art Register’.  Worked on a series of oil paintings inspired by Paris sojourn and also a wood sculpture titled, ‘Beach Mother”.
  • 1997 Exhibition ‘Australian in Paris’ at the Galerie le 15 Miromesnil,  Paris, France.
  • 1996 Exhibition of ‘silk-works’ in Toulouse, France.
  • 1993 – 1995 Mixed gallery exhibitions
  • 1991 Mural Painting commissioned by the Efamol Research Institute, Nova Scotia in recognition of Dr. David F.Horrobin, whose pioneering research work helped to elucidate the physiology and biochemistry of the omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs.
  • 1991  Exhibition of water-colours and acrylics of local scenery & native Canadian folklore, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1986-1988 Paintings exhibited at local galleries in Brisbane and Gold Coast.
  • 1985 Exhibition of works on paper, Willows Gallery, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1980 Exhibition, Schonell Theatre Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1979 Participation in mixed exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney galleries.
  • 1978 Exhibition of ‘SILK-WORKS’ and oil paintings at the Qantas Art Gallery in Bond St. London,  followed by an exhibition of  `SILK-WORKS’ and oil paintings at the Colbert Gallery, Montreal, Canada.
  • 1976 Redcliffe Art Prize, Queensland, Australia.
  • 1975 Performance Art Event `Gough Whitlam’s Dismissal’, Brisbane City Hall, Australia.
  • 1974 Indooroopilly Art  Prize,Qld.
  • 1973 Mixed Exhibitons given in Townsville & Brisbane (Young Masters Gallery 1).
  • 1972 Two person exhibition (Young Australian Gallery, Brisbane, Australia).
  • 1972 Eight panel mural for the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia.
  • 1972 Aquisitive Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Qld, Australia.
  • 1971 Exhibition in oils at Gallery Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 1960 Awarded Caltex Art Prize, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa
  • 1953-1961 Resident artist for the British Protectorate Informaton Dept ,Uganda, East Africa. Work included: Eight 4ft x 8ft Murals for the Entebbe Airport; and An Illustrated Loyal Address to Queen Elizabeth in honour of her visit to East Africa, from the Muzabe of Ankole. It was painted on the skin of an African Royal Drum.  This is now on permanent display in the Commonwealth Institute, London.