My next solo show, 'Against the Light'  is coming up soon...
the exhibition launch is on Friday November 1st at 6pm

I hope to see you there! 

 My next solo show, 'Flora'  is coming up soon...
SAVE THE DATE - exhibition launch is Thursday May 9th 5.30pm



I'm taking part in this event again this year -

Don't miss this chance to visit artists in their studios! 

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I'm excited to have been selected as a finalist for the BAM Art Prize!

My painting, 'Through the Trees 2' will be part of the finalists exhibition

at Thom gallery Byron Bay, along with artworks by other finalists from all over Australia. Congratulations to all the other artists!

'Through the Trees 2' Karyn Fendley 2018 acrylic on canvas 60 cm x 60 cm

I've been selected as a finalist in the GALLERY 7 ART PRIZE!  

The exhibition opening night is Friday 2nd November  6 pm

at Gallery 7 Byron Arcade 13 Lawson St, Byron Bay.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 3rd November – Sunday 18th November .


 'Against the Light' Karyn Fendley 2018 40 cm x 40 cm acrylic on canvas

“Framed”  celebrating 15 years of Art Aspects Gallery. 

10th - 19th August at the Fox Photo Den, 34 Union St South Lismore.

opening at 5.30 on the 10th of August 



I am exhibiting in The P.A.N. group exhibition, 'Mother Nature'

at the ROXY GALLERY -  143 Summerland Way, Kyogle NSW  



My Border Art Prize entry "Through the Trees 2"  will be exhibited 

at the Tweed Regional Gallery 2 Mistral Rd, South Murwillumbah NSW

25 May - 15 July


Autumn Exhibition - "ELEMENTAL" - BankHouse Originals

march 17 - June 30

Bankhouse Originals- 64 Sandilands Street Mallanganee, NSW.

 hours: Thursday - Monday 9.30am - 5pm   ph: 02 66645262


Exhibition finalist November 2017 

My artwork Ravine ( 30 cm x 30 cm ) has been selected for the Art Piece Art Prize and will be on exhibition at The Art Piece Gallery 70 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby NSW until Jan 22 2018.

The exhibition opens at 3pm Saturday 25th of November    The Art Piece Gallery 

'Ravine'  Karyn Fendley 2017 acrylic on canvas 30 cm x 30 cm

2017 - New Gallery- Pack Gallery Studio Bangalow

Pack Gallery in Bangalow NSW is now exhibiting a selection of my paintings.

You can find them at 4/10 Station Street Bangalow, New South Wales 2479

 Pack Gallery Studio 

 MAY 2017 - Group Exhibition 

Two of my paintings "Through the  Trees 1 and 2" (acrylic on canvas60 cm x 60 cm each)  will be included in the PAN group exhibition “Size Matters ” at the  Lone Goat Gallery Byron Bay 

Exhibition Opening: Friday 26th May, 2017 at 6.00pm Exhibition Closes: Wednesday June 14 2017

The Lone Goat Gallery is in the Byron Library building, 28 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481

September 2016 - solo exhibition .....



solo exhibition ..... KARYN FENDLEY - Sun and Shadow

Karyn Fendley’s dramatic landscape paintings, with their bright skies, deep shadows and silhouettes, capture the essence of sunny beaches on summer days. 
After spending time at various beaches along the north coast last summer, Fendley returned to the studio to produce this series of paintings that explore extremes of lightness and darkness, and the transient liminal spaces created by shadows.
 “I hope to capture the spirit of the Australian landscape and share my experience of the natural world through my artwork.
My process begins with time spent exploring the locations that inspire my work. To research this sun and shadow series I spent time taking photographs and sketching on the beaches of the Arawal, Bundjalung and Yuraygir national parks, that stretch between Byron Bay & Wooli in Northern NSW.
After spending time in the field, I return to the studio and translate my experiences of the place into composite images sourced from my sketches and photographs, blending memory and observation. I am interested in what we notice and what we remember about a place and focus on those elements rather than trying to record every detail.  I carefully arrange the elements to achieve dramatic, yet harmonious images that invite contemplating viewing.
I believe that while spending time in nature or when looking at images of nature, we become aware of our own small place in the world, bringing a little perspective into our lives.”                                                                                                                                                                 Karyn Fendley

Border Art Prize Finalist

My painting "Headland Boulders Beach South" has been selected for the 2016 Border Art Prize 
on exhibition now at the Tweed River Art Gallery  Murwillumbah,    6 May - 10th July 2016  


2016 - New Gallery

Coastal Artisans Gallery at Peregian Beach is now exhibiting a selection of my smaller artworks and prints. You can find them in Oasis Arcade, 12 Grebe Street, Peregian Beach Village. 


“Natural Connection"

This April, the Lennox Arts Collective are pleased to host “Natural Connection", an exhibition by Caroline McKay, Karyn Fendley and Kay Knights, 3 artists who draw inspiration from the natural environment of the Northern Rivers.

"Natural Connection" opens at 5.30 pm on Friday the 8th April and continues until 21st April at the Lennox Arts Collective gallery, 2/72 Ballina Street Lennox Head.


I now have a small collection of  Giclée Fine Art Prints available through my online shop. 

World Wide delivery available.

To browse my print range and order online, please visit my  ONLINE PRINT SHOP 

Group show.... 25/6/15 - 7/10/15

I am exhibiting  in this group show at the Lone Goat Gallery in Byron Bay.
The exhibition continues until the 7th of October.



I am now on instagram.... find me here:


Duo Exhibition - Stone Samplers - Dec 19th - Jan15 2015

Karyn Fendley and Suvira McDonald are thrilled to present  STONE SAMPLERS at the Tweed Regional Gallery this summer. This exhibition combines Karyn Fendley’s shimmering acrylic paintings with Suvira McDonald’s plinth mounted ceramic sculptures. 

A mutually recognised similarity prompted the artists to pair their work for the exhibition. Inspired by elemental forces, the artists have created artworks that invite contemplative viewing. 
STONE SAMPLERS opens on Friday December 19th and continues until the 15th of February.   




September 26th "PANOPLY" group exhibition


Tweed Gallery Christmas Artisan Market 

I have been offered a spot at the Tweed Gallery Christmas Artisan Market on Saturday December 13th.  


regular exhibition... every fourth Sunday of the month 

Every Bangalow market day you can find me at the Art There Collective pop up gallery in the Moller Pavilion  

Come and say hi!


 regular exhibition space ...  
now have a regular  exhibition space close to home
Find Moonrise Studios at 105 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby NSW
Opening hours:  Tue – Fri: 10am – 4pm Sat- 10am – 1pm  


December 7 2013 

I'll be at the Tweed River Art Gallery Christmas Market  with my cards, prints and small paintings. 


November 2013 

My next solo show, 'Heathlands' opens at 6 pm on Friday the 1st of November 
at The Northern Rivers Community Gallery, 44 Cherry St Ballina NSW


August 2013 

'Landscapes of Desire' opens at 2 pm on Saturday the 10th of August at The Channon Gallery



January 2013  - solo show



November 2012  Border Art Prize Finalist

My painting "Another Frosty Morning at Girraween" has been selected for the 2012 Border Art Prize Exhibition. At the Tweed River Art Gallery  Murwillumbah,   Friday 30 Nov 2012  - Sunday 13 Jan 2013

September 5 Art Felt  Art Prize Finalist

My painting "One Bright Moonlit Night" has been selected for the 2012 Art Felt Art Prize Exhibition. 
opening at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery 44 Cherry St Ballina NSW, 5 Sep until 30 September.



October 2012   Caldera Art Awards Finalist
My painting "Tallow Beach Banksia" has been selected for the Caldera Art Awards 2012 Finalist Exhibition.   
At The Centre, Beaudesert opening on Saturday the 20th of October until the 24th of November. 


December 2011 "A Recollection of New Beginnings" 

opens 8th December at THE CHANNON GALLERY , 52 Terania Street The Channon  until 29th January 2012 


October  15  2011 Caldera Art Fellowships exhibition.

The inaugural Caldera Art Fellowships exhibition opens at THE CENTRE, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert 

from the15th of October,  until 11th November.


 October 23 2011 Group exhibition.... "A divergence, drawn together"

opens at THE CHANNON GALLERY , 52 Terania Street The Channon NSW on Sunday 23 October 

exhibition continues until 27th November



September  2011- Caldera Art Awards Finalist 

My painting "Byron Bay Dwarf Heath" has been selected for the Caldera Art Awards 2011 Finalist Exhibition.  
At the Tweed River Art Gallery  Murwillumbah, from Friday 23 September  until Sunday 13 November 2011.


August 2011 - Border Art Prize Finalist

My painting "Pandanus and Pigface" has been selected for the 2011 Border Art Prize Exhibition.
At the Tweed River Art Gallery  Murwillumbah, from Saturday 10 December until Sunday 16 October 2011.


August 2011 - Art Felt  Art Prize Finalist

My paintings "Fallen She-Oak" "Clifftop Banksia Bird" & "Red Ciff She-Oak" have been selected for the 2011 Art Felt Art Prize.... At the Northern Rivers Community Gallery 44 cherry St Ballina NSW,  7 September  until Sunday 2 October 2011. 


I have been awarded the Caldera Byron Art Fellowship for 2011


 March 2011

I have been represented in the International Womens Day online Gallery '100 Women, 100 Artists' 

 November 2010  - Border Art Prize Finalist

My painting "Redcliff # 2" has been selected for the 2010 Border Art Prize Exhibition.
At the Tweed River Art Gallery  Murwillumbah, from 3 December 2010 until 23  January 2011. 


November 2010 - Solo Exhibition
My solo show  "Along the Coast" opens at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery  44 Cherry St Ballina NSW  on Friday the 12th of November and continues until Sunday 5th December.


 October 2010 - Caldera Art Awards Finalist

My painting "Subdivision" has been accepted into the Caldera Art Awards 2010 Finalist Exhibition.  
At the Northern Rivers Community Gallery at 44 Cherry St Ballina, NSW  from 15 Oct- 7th November. 


MAY 2010 - Post cards Exhibition

I have been awarded the Highly Commended prize in the Station Street studios "Postcards From Your Street" exhibition for my digital artwork,  "Along Blindmouth Road 1 & 2"  


 March 2010 - Articles Of Interest Exhibition

I have been invited to take part  in a curated exhibition at the SCU next Art Gallery. Eight Northern Rivers artists have been asked to respond to selected works from the Southern Cross University Art Collection.


 January 2010 - Selected for the 'Rivers of Life' Exhibition 

I have been invited to exhibit my painting "Deep Blue Lake" at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery, in a curated exhibition of  local contemporary landscape artists. The exhibition, ”Rivers of Life” at the NRCG 44 Cherry St Ballina, opens 29 January 2010 & continues until 21 February.

"Deep BlueLake" Karyn Fendley 2009 acrylic and mixed media on canvas 100 cm x 70 cm 

October 2009 Solo Exhibition

My latest solo exhibition  "Remnant Wilderness" opens at the NRCG  44 Cherry St Ballina NSW 

on Saturday the 3rd of October and continues until October  25th.