kim barter

"I believe that in our soul everything works together and we don't necessarily need to be conscious of the details. It's about just being in the moment. 

To accept that moment, to value it and trust it.

It is a most exciting experience to get out of my own way." -Kim Barter



Kim Barter is a painter and printmaker living in Central Victoria known for her expressive and often visceral responses to the landscape where she works en plain air with her sketchbook, often camping for lengths of time to paint, trace and sketch and immerse herself as a true residence of her wild surroundings.

Barter has a Bachelor of Visual Arts with a major in Textiles from the Charles Sturt University where she lectured throughout her early career in Printed Textiles and Drawing.Since the mid 1980s Barter has exhibited throughout Australia including notable exhibitions at Linden Contemporary, Libby

Edwards Gallery, Australian Galleries, the Albury Regional Gallery and Stockroom Kyneton.

Her work has been shortlisted for the Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Prize and the Frankston Art Prize and has been commissioned by the Print Council of Australia, Wagga Wagga City Council. Collections include the Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, Ararat Art Gallery and private collections in Australia, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan and the Netherlands.