Born Mount Gambier, Australia. Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
2015 - Commenced PhD (Art), RMIT
2012 Master of Arts (Research), RMIT
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts
2005 Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography, Victorian College of the Arts
2001 Bachelor of Arts (Photography), RMIT
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville, Chapter House Lane, Melbourne
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville, Photobook Melbourne, Melbourne
Celestial Body Model, Edmund Pearce, Melbourne
Cosmic Walk and Other Learnings, All Nations Foyer, Whitehorse Artspace, Melbourne
Cosmic Walk and Other Learnings, neospace, Melbourne
Dust Landscapes, Edmund Pearce, Melbourne
Dust Landscapes, RMIT School of Art Galleries, Melbourne
Explorations of an Other Space, Techno Park Studios, Melbourne
After the gold rush, c3 contemporary art space, Melbourne
Camera no 4, Gertrude slide, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
Group / Collaborative Exhibitions
A Field Guide to the Stars, Municipal Observatory and Museum, Ballarat international foto biennale
ICON, Richmond Town Hall, Melbourne
Behind the Lens: 130 years of RMIT Photography, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
New Matter, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Victory, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
Land Dialogues, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
AETHER, Jarvis Dooney, Berlin, Germany
Space Jamz, Humble Arts Foundation
Faux Fair, c3 contemporary art space, Melbourne
The Alchemists, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
as if light could be translated, Firstdraft, Sydney
f generation: feminism, art, progressions, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
Photo London, Galerie Pavlova, London
Garnkiny to Ganyu: Artists who capture the night, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Katherine, Northern Territory
Transduction #18 (Technopia Tours), Pause Festival, ACMI, Melbourne
Holy Lands, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
awesome repeat x infinity bonus ;-o, Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne
Trancendental, Galerie Pavlova, Berlin
Bowness Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
View from the Window, Edmund Pearce, Melbourne
Fixed Object, Wellington St Projects, Sydney
Transforming Landscape, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura
Bowness Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
The Dark Arts, Strange Neighbour, Melbourne
White Balance, Edmund Pearce, Melbourne (with Danica Chappell)
This Has Been, c3 contemporary art space, Melbourne
Sub $1000, Edmund Pearce, Melbourne
Outer Space, Neo Space, Melbourne
Creme, RMIT School of Art Galleries, Melbourne
Disrupture, Lightscape Projects, Melbourne
Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast
People, Dust and a Whole Lot of Spirit, Rae and Bennett, Melbourne
UNCOVER, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth
Better than Art, King Ari, Melbourne
Matchbox, Federation Square, Melbourne
Endure Everyday, First Site Gallery, Melbourne (with Alysia Rees)
Don’t forget to look at both ends, Kings ARI, Melbourne (with Amanda Schembri)
Calamitous, Sentinel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York City
Things at Kings, Kings ARI, Melbourne
L’equilibrio sulla merda, TCB art Inc., Melbourne (with Michael Ciavarella)
ART$MASH II, Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne
Girls say no to White Gloves, Blindside, Melbourne
Melbourne Operatic, Te-Tuhi The Mark, Auckland
Obscura, TCB art Inc., Melbourne
Keith & Elizabeth Murdoch Fellowship, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
VCA Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
grasp control., Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne
JAM, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
ART$MASH, Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne
Awards / Grants
2014 Finalist & Honourable Mention, Bowness Prize
2013 Finalist, Bowness Prize
2012 Finalist, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award
2011 Finalist, UNCOVER (young and emerging artist award)
2011 RMIT Link Arts Grant
2007 Finalist, Keith & Elizabeth Murdoch Fellowship
2005 Christine Abrahams Award (Victorian College of the Arts)
Residencies / Presentations / Commissions
2017 'Alchemy', Fabio Ongarato Design and Jackalope Hotels
2016 Echo Chamber presentation, Centre for Contemporary Photography
2015 Mentone Grammar School residency
Armitage, C 2015, Garnkiny to Ganyu: Artists who capture the night, exhibition catalogue, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine, Northern Territory.
Buljan, S, Fahd, C & Jolly, M, 2015, The Alchemists: Rediscovering Photography in the Age of the Jpeg, exhibition catalogue, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia.
Button, J 2013, The Creative Potential of the New: A Photographic Dialogue, catalogue essay, c3 contemporary art space, Melbourne, Australia.
Dooney, M 2015, ‘Gallery Feature: Galerie Pavlova’, Lucida Journal: Habitat, issue 1, pp. 18 – 19.
Dunn, K (ed) 2014, Common Ground, issue 2.
Forde ,R 2006, ‘VPG, we've only just begun’, Making Space, p. 105, VIA-N.
Gerega, L 2017, 'Siwai Medicinal Plants Recorded', postcourier.com.pg.
Gorence, A 2013, ‘Ethereal Photos of Dust Landscapes’, featureshoot.com.
Gosper, L 2013, The Dark Arts, catalogue essay, Strange Neighbour, Melbourne, Australia.
Hugo-Gialia, S 2009, ‘After the Goldrush: c3 contemporary art space’, artshub.com.au.
Lacroix, A 2014, Celestial Body Model or Metamorphosis as the Base for Photography, catalogue essay, Edmund Pearce.
Lisci, L (ed) 2015, TAR Magazine, Issue 12.
Marjoram, A 2011, catalogue essay, Techno Park Studios, Melbourne, Australia.
McFetridge, C 2017, A living social document: Kate Robertson’s Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai,
Bougainville, catalogue essay, Chapter House Lane.
Murrell, E 2017, 'Recording Medicinal Plants of Siwai, Bougainville', thedesignfiles.net.
O’Riordan, M, 2015, Exhibition Review: Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Artlink Australia, pg 26, issue 35:3.
Richardson, C 2007, Girls say no to White Gloves, catalogue essay, Blindside, Melbourne, Australia.
Romano, H (ed.) 2012, Unless You Will, Issue 23.
Stieven-Taylor, A 2014, ‘Friday Round Up – 2nd May 2014’, photojournalismnow.blogspot.com.au.
Schneider, A & Wright, C 2013, Anthropology and Art Practice, pg 15-16, 23n, Bloomsbury.
Treacy, J 2016, Chronicling Communities, catalogue essay, Photobook Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Treacy, J 2014, Holy Lands, catalogue essay, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
Williams-Wynn, C 2014, View From The Window, catalogue essay, Edmund Pearce, Melbourne, Australia.
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Centre Permanent Collection
Melbourne Scotch College
Whitehorse Art Collection