I graduated from the South Australian School of Art in 1980 with a BA in photography and sculpture. I went back to complete a Master of Visual Art and Design in painting in 2007 at UniSA.

I am a multidisciplinary artist working across the fields of graphics, painting, photography and mixed media installation. I am actively involved in community and urban arts projects often using recycled materials and collaborative processes.

Being a lover of a good original T shirt and after years of making one-offs for friends and family, I decided to make them available to everyone. So Zefertiti was created to make wearable art and printed design. The plan is to bring style, humour and a bit of edge onto sustainable clothing.

There are limited print runs of original artwork; hand printed in Adelaide with solvent free inks to compliment the soft texture of the high quality T shirts, no plasticy feel here.

Have a look at my Zefertiti website HERE.

cathy brooks chair


2007 Master of Visual Art and Design (Painting)
1977-80 B.A. Fine Arts, S.A. School of Art (Photography and Sculpture)

grants, residencies, commissions, projects

2012 Prospect Community Garden Gate Design and Production, Garden Art Community workshops
2012 Signs of Life, Bowen Street, Public Art Installation, City of Adelaide
2012 Photographs for Karrawirra Parri: Walking the Torrens from Source to
Sea by Mike Ladd, Wakefield Press
2010-12 Artist in Residence and Art Instructor Broughton Disability Arts
2010 Showerhead/Flowerhead Sculpture Installation, City of Prospect
2009 Professional Development Grant Arts SA. Rimbun Dahan Artist Residency, Malaysia
2008 Helpmann Optus Mentorship Scheme
2008 African Art in Schools Project, Kilburn Community Centre, Port Adelaide Enfield Council
2007 Professional Development Grant Arts SA. IMAGINARIUM Exhibition
2000 View: Visual Installation, West End, Temporary Public Artworks, City of Adelaide
1984-86 Photographer in Residence, United Trades and Labour Council, S.A.
1983-85 Instructor Annual Recreation Programme, Fregon Aboriginal School, S.A.

solo exhibitions

2008 IMAGINARIUM, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide
2005 Waves, Tin Cat Gallery, Adelaide
2002 High Road, Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide
1999 Toying, Studio Gallery, Adelaide Central Gallery
1998 Domestic Mysteries, Studio Gallery, Adelaide Central Gallery

group exhibitions

2012 Reason for Being, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide
2011 Family Surplus, Prospect Gallery & California St House
2010 The Big Landscape, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide
2010 Chilli Rooms, Sydney
2009 Wish List, Craft South Selected Group Show, Adelaide Central Gallery
2008 Visible, Gallery 139, Adelaide
2008 Wish list, Craft South SALA at The Space Between, Adelaide
2005 Side by side, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide
2004 Group Show, Tin Cat Cafe, Adelaide
2004 Red Door 2004, Red Door Facing East Studios, Adelaide
2001 Selected Artists, Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide
2001 2001, An Art Odyssey, Leigh St, Adelaide
Working Title, Red Door Facing East Studio Gallery, Adelaide
1999 Prospect Portrait Prize, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide
1999 ACSA Studio Show, Adelaide Central Gallery
1998 Fleurieu Vistas Prize, Fleurieu Biennale
1996 Viva, Adelaide Central Gallery
Zone, Zone Gallery, Adelaide
1995 Recent Work, Cathy Brooks and Niki Vouis, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide
1994 Works, Art Zone, S.A. (3 person show)
1986 End of an Era, East End Markets, Constitutional Museum, Adelaide
1985 Young Contemporary Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
Dreams of Youth Apocalypse or Utopia, Developed Image, Adelaide
1984 On and Off the Wall, CAS, Adelaide
Freshcut, EAF, Adelaide
1983 Art Loan Scheme, Sir Samuel Way Building, Adelaide
1983 Middle White Major, Adelaide University Gallery
1981 Visions After Light, Art in South Australia, 1836-1981, Art Gallery of S.A.
1981 Project 38 Reconstructed Vision, Art Gallery of N.S.W.
1981 South Australian Paper Works, Art Gallery of S.A.
Graduated Image, Developed Image, Adelaide
1979-81 Performance of Documentation, Botanic Gardens, Experimental Art Foundation,
Performance Week, Adelaide Festival of Arts.
1979 Women’s Art Movement Show, Adelaide University Gallery.
Freefall Through Featherless Flight, Women’s Art Movement, Adelaide.
1978 Women’s Student Show, Women’s Art Movement, Adelaide.


Art Gallery of N.S.W, Mortlock Library S.A, Trades Hall S.A, Prospect Council S.A, Private Collections.