Kirsten Sivyer

Kirsten Sivyer (B.A. Visual Arts, Painting) is an award-winning visual artist based in Albany, Western Australia. Sivyer specialises in figurative oil painting and uses traditional multi-layered glazing techniques. Her painterly subjects reflect her passion for lighting, allegory and mood.

Recent artistic achievements include winning the 2017 Bluethumb Art Prize, 2015 City of Stirling Print Award, the 2013 Albany Art Prize People’s Choice Award, and placing as a national finalist in 2018 Collie Art Prize, 2013 Black Swan Prize for Heritage and the 2012 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture. Sivyer’s artwork is represented in various private and public collections.

For more information on Kirsten’s education, background and achievements view the artist’s CV.




West Australian Artist Kirsten Sivyer Landscape painting

FIRE & SMOKE paintings

West Australian Artist Kirsten Sivyer landscape paintings inspired by the ethereal beauty of the flames, smoke and cloud created by Wheatbelt stubble fires. View Gallery

West Australian Artist Kirsten Sivyer Portrait painting


Portrait painting and figures. Portrait commissions available. View Gallery

West Australian Artist Kirsten Sivyer Goldfields painting

painting in the WA GOLDFIELDS

A year after completing her visual art studies at ECU, Kirsten left Northbridge to set up a studio residence with three friends in Kalgoorlie. View Gallery  read more

Their home and studio was the massive, historic ‘Park Building’, near the intersection of Maritana St and Great Eastern Hwy.Kirsten began work as a media photographer during this time, which took her far and wide, exposing her to the surreal and disturbed Goldfields landscape which became a major source of inspiration over the next few years. 
West Australian Artist Kirsten Sivyer


Observations of light play, colour and tonal composition, as orchestrated by the built environment, View Gallery read more

Kirsten uses her experience of the built environment to explore elements of design within the picture plane and how we relate and respond to the spaces we create. Airports, alleyways, underground carparks and the inside of cardboard boxes have all subjects of interest over the years. 
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art


Unique artistic techniques combining drawing, painting and photography. View Gallery

Fremantle Heritage Project


Modern ‘Daguerrotypes’ featuring contemporary views of Fremantle’s heritage buildings. View Gallery

Kirsten Sivyer_william dalgety moore sq


A series of images released as limited edition prints inspired by the port town of Fremantle in Western Australia.  View Gallery read more

The Fremantle Heritage Project II culminated in Kirsten’s first major solo exhibition ‘Persistence of Vision’ using her unique combination of photography, etching, painting and digital processes. This exhibition draws together Fremantle’s past and present through the stories contained within the buildings of Fremantle’s historic ‘West End’ and the journeys, lives and traces left by the first settlers.