katie whyte

visual artist 

Based in regional South Queensland, Australia, Katie Whyte is an artist with a background in visual perception therapy.  As a painter, Whyte explores abstract form and colour theory to evoke visual memory, and connect with a sense of place, identity and past experience.


Combined with a unique background in visual perception studies, library and information services and the study of visual art,  Whyte explores how painting can help us see our world differently.  Whyte channels this experience into original artwork, murals and projects such as workshops to help others to identify and share deeper layers of meaning of their visual world.

Previous projects have included community painting events, wall paintings, mural tours, exhibition of original art, educational workshops, design commissions and collaborations. Scroll down to see a full list of past ventures below. If you wish to talk about an upcoming project, please reach out, no idea is too big or too small.



2020 Workshop Facilitator, Developing Art Products, Flying Arts Alliance, Online
2020 Illustrator, COVID Colouring in pages, Grand Central Shopping Centre, Toowoomba QLD
2020 Workshop Facilitator, Central Queensland Shopfront Project, Bundaberg QLD
2020 Member of the Touring Team, Flying Arts Alliance, Brisbane QLD
2020 Spotlight Feature, The Field Guide, Toowoomba QLD
2019 Guide for Walking Street Art Tour, First Coat Block Party, Toowoomba QLD
2019 Committee member, Arts Council Toowoomba QLD
2019 Guide for Twilight Street Art Tour, Community Development Conference, Toowoomba QLD
2019 Lead Artist, Artiz Street Art Program, Flying Arts Alliance & USQ Toowoomba QLD
2019 Guide for Student & Educator Street Art Tours, Flying Arts Alliance & First Coat Studios QLD
2019 Artist in Residence, Grand Central Floral Parade Toowoomba QLD
2018 Design Commission, Jericho Road Clothing, Limited edition dress & pants “Floating Potato”
2018 Studio Resident, First Coat Studios, Toowoomba QLD
2018 Design Collaboration, Kenzie Collective, Limited Edition earrings “Modern Art Dangles”
2017 Feature Artist, Grand Central Fashion Broadsheet Autumn/ Winter Edition
2017 Mural Artist, First Coat Street Art Festival, Toowoomba QLD
2017 Editorial feature, Bella Rae Magazine, Toowoomba QLD
2016 Mural Artist, First Coat Street Art Festival, Toowoomba QLD
2006 Artist Talk, Honours Presentation to Fine Arts Students, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2001 Installation Crew Member, Bundaberg Arts Centre QLD



Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), University of Southern Queensland

Certificate 3 Library & Information Services,  Tafe NSW

OEP Clinical Curriculum: Visual Dysfunction, Optometric Extension Program Foundation

OEP Clinical Curriculum: Learning Related Vision Problems, Optometric Extension Program Foundation

Practical Vision Therapy Program, Australian College of Behavioural Optometry

Certification to Operate elevating work platform, RIIHAN301E, SWQ Training, Toowoomba QLD

Public Liability Insurance, National Association of the Visual Arts, Australia

White Card holder, General Construction Induction Course

Blue Card holder, Queensland Government

Contact the artist for a list of past solo and group exhibitions 

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© Katie Whyte 2020. Visual Artist. Mural Painter.  Arts Consultant. Toowoomba and surrounding region, South West Queensland Australia. 

I acknowledge and pay respect to the Giabal and Jarowair peoples, the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and create.