Evie Cahir's practice explores the dynamic relationship between colour and light, inviting the viewer to reflect on how they process light and inhabit space. Through the unique combination of materials like gouache, soft pastel and oilstick, she investigates and celebrates this interrelated nature of light and colour.

Cahir's work invites viewers to reflect on their own experience with space, both visually and bodily. Drawing inspiration from Fauvism, a vibrant and audacious art movement that emphasised bold, expressive colour, Cahir creates a rich, atmospheric language that not only captures the vitality of nature but also encourages a contemplative engagement with the viewer's surroundings. This focus on colour as a vehicle for emotional and spatial awareness forms the core of her artistic exploration and expression.

Current Catalogue: Summer Work

Born 1992, Ballarat, Victoria. Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. 


2024, ‘Market / Place’ Art Residency with Olive Gilbert, Sunshine Art Centre,
via Brimbank City Council
2023, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Greece
2016 Arteles Art Residency, Haméénkyro, Finland


2023, Elaine Bermingham Watercolour Prize, finalist
2022, Whitewall Art Project, finalist
2022, Waverley Woollahra Art Prize, finalist
2022, Len Fox Art Prize, finalist
2021, Greenway Art Prize, finalist
2019, Waverley Woollahra Art Prize, finalist
2018, Greenway Art Prize, finalist
2015, Brunswick Street Gallery, Smalls Works Group Show, finalist
2014, Yen Young Australian Artist Award, finalist
2014, Brunswick Street Gallery, Smalls Works Group Show, finalist
2010, Trentham Art Show, ‘Best Young Artist’
2009, Steve Morevell Studio, ‘Best Young Artist’


2018, Birrarung Marr Signal Building, ‘Illustration Nation’ program
2017, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Live Capture Ideation for ‘The Future of Melbourne’ Session
2016, Taste of Melbourne Festival, Creative collaboration with Liz Contini, from Shadowboxer Restaurant & radio interview with SYN Radio

Solo Exhibitions

2024, ‘Beneficial Rays’, Ballarat Art Gallery, upcoming
2023, SPRINGTIME AGAIN, Cardwell Cellars Gallery Space
2022, ‘We’ve Got That Yet’, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2018, Market Fan Club, Lamington Drive Gallery, Melbourne
2017, Women Painting Big Things, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
2016, A Single Tear [Self published book and exhibition] Melbourne
2015, Soft and Raw, Rooftop Art Space, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2023, Elaine Bermingham Watercolour Prize, Queensland
2022, Len Fox Art Prize, Castlemaine
2022, ‘UNSEEN’, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2018, ‘B-Side’, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne  
2018, ‘Les Chiens’, Lamington Drive Gallery, Melbourne
2016, ‘Let’s Go Magic Weirdos’, Paper Mountain , Perth
2017, ‘Free to Feed’, Hungry Workshop, Melbourne
2017, ‘Hide Away’, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
2017, ‘Women’, Make Nice, UnConference’, Special Group Gallery, Sydney
2016, ‘Heavy Leisure’, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2015, ‘Obsessed’, Rooftop Art Space, Melbourne
2015, ‘Through the Looking Glass’, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco
2015, ‘So Long, my Forebears’, Paradise Hills, Melbourne
2014, ‘Small Works’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2014, ‘Patchbox’, Else Where Factory Gallery, Rome

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