About Kym Latter

Kym Latter is a Fraser Coast based artist who makes contemporary sculptures from recycled materials, and owner of Happy Creative Art Studio, a Maryborough-based art studio that encourages people of all ages and abilities to explore their creative side and discover the joy of bold colour, layers and texture through arts and crafts.

Kym is a natural creator of beautiful, whimsical objects. Her colourful presence echoes her vibrant personality, and her love of arts and crafts is something she is excited to share with others.

An avid recycler of reclaimed materials, Kym has abandoned her inhibitions and embraced her love of the unconventional, letting her imagination run wild and free. An elegant fish made from black plastic bags, delicate beetles from toilet rolls and cereal boxes, and adorable animal portraits from egg cartons, there is no end to Kym’s quirky creations.

“Using reclaimed materials from household waste, roadsides, op-shops and recycling centres forces inventiveness to transform them into something artistic and beautiful,” she says.  “This encourages a shift in perception for the viewer about waste and consumerism.”  – Kym Latter

Kym believes in creating art for fun and has no room for “art rules” or judgement.  She welcomes experimentation, individuality, and self-expression and if it feels like fun, then you’re doing it right!  This is Kym’s passion, and she willingly shares it with others, freeing them of their insecurities with her nurturing guidance and unique ability to make you feel comfortable and safe.


Memberships & Groups

2021
– Fraser Coast Arts Ambassadors
– RADF Committee Member – Fraser Coast


Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
– Bundaberg Art Prize, Bundaberg QLD
– 75th Annual Art Exhibition – Maryborough Art Society, Maryborough QLD
– Heroes & Villains Exhibition – Maryborough QLD (Highly Commended)

2021
– Waste To Arts Exhibition – Gatakers, Maryborough QLD
– Bundaberg Art Prize, Bundaberg QLD
– Mary Valley Art Festival, Imbil QLD
– Fraser Coast Agriculture Show, Maryborough QLD (1st Prize Abstract, 1st Prize Sculpture)

2020
– Bundaberg Art Prize, Bundaberg QLD
– Isolation Beetles Project (Solo Exhibition) – Gatakers, Maryborough QLD
– Females To The Front – Lewis Gallery, Hervey Bay QLD

2019
– Waste To Arts Exhibition – Gatakers, Maryborough QLD
– Bundaberg Art Prize, Bundaberg QLD
– Mary Valley Art Festival, Imbil QLD
– Draw The Shades – Fraser Coast Art Collective, Hervey Bay QLD
– All In Exhibition – Fraser Coast Art Collective, Hervey Bay QLD

2018
– Waste To Arts Exhibition – Gatakers, Maryborough QLD
– Mary Valley Art Festival, Imbil QLD
– Fraser Coast Agriculture Show, Maryborough QLD (2nd Prize Sculpture)

2016
– Clearwater Sculpture Prize – Finalist (Wish Fish), Queanbeyan NSW
– ACMD Acquisitive Art Prize – Finalist (Microscopic Beauties), Melbourne VIC