Kate Robertson

ARTIST

Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson (b. 1981 Mount Gambier, Australia) is a photographer exploring the inner-workings of community and ways of being through photographic forms and concepts. Utilising the studio and
darkroom Kate adopts many traditional photographic techniques to connect the space between contemporary art and ethnography, creating work that combines experience and documentation whilst questioning what it means to make a photograph.

Since 2006 she has had regular solo exhibitions throughout Australia, as well as being included in over 40 group exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, UK and USA. She has been the recipient of number of artists grants and residencies including, Mentone Grammar School Residency (2015) and Bowness Prize finalist (2013 & 2014). Her work is included in a number of private and public art collections, including: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Centre Permanent Collection, and Whitehorse Art Collection. Kate lives and works in Melbourne, Australia where she is currently undertaking her PhD (Arts) at RMIT University.

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GALLERY EXHIBITIONS


SELECTED WORK

PAAH (hojori ma ipatiro impa sirikung/use after walking on faeces)
PAAH (hojori ma ipatiro impa sirikung/use after walking on faeces)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
RIRIKO POWOI (mung pokong siho komikotawarekoring/for gum disease)
RIRIKO POWOI (mung pokong siho komikotawarekoring/for gum disease)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
RUNGIWO (kikitaah sihotawareikoring/to relieve itchy sores)
RUNGIWO (kikitaah sihotawareikoring/to relieve itchy sores)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
IRIHIH (tu newakong ho iri siho tohe/drink after a pregnancy to sustain blood system)
IRIHIH (tu newakong ho iri siho tohe/drink after a pregnancy to sustain blood system)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
TAMA (ho hi itakaiwah mosiika siho tawarei/for painful urination)
TAMA (ho hi itakaiwah mosiika siho tawarei/for painful urination)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
TUUNG (puri mosiikah/strong headache)
TUUNG (puri mosiikah/strong headache)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
HONDO (iri poto pokong/diarrhoea with blood)
HONDO (iri poto pokong/diarrhoea with blood)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
MANAKE (kipu mosiihka pokong/for a stomach ache)
MANAKE (kipu mosiihka pokong/for a stomach ache)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
PORAKA (poo’ki kungnawa’ah siho tawareikoing/for when a baby is vomiting)
PORAKA (poo’ki kungnawa’ah siho tawareikoing/for when a baby is vomiting)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
NAAI (poriyau tawareikoring/skin fungus)
NAAI (poriyau tawareikoring/skin fungus)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
MOI (kevi mosiihka/toothache)
MOI (kevi mosiihka/toothache)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
URAIWO PANGO (hini ukuki mongtah kuraho tawareikoring/used during crisis to heal deep wounds)
URAIWO PANGO (hini ukuki mongtah kuraho tawareikoring/used during crisis to heal deep wounds)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
SUROSAI (kipu tapagareikoring/to clean out intestine tract)
SUROSAI (kipu tapagareikoring/to clean out intestine tract)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
SIGARATA (kang koring peu ahkarei koring/for white spots on skin, dandruff and nappy rash)
SIGARATA (kang koring peu ahkarei koring/for white spots on skin, dandruff and nappy rash)
Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville
Circle Work 2
Circle Work 2
Circle Works
Circle Work 3
Circle Work 3
Circle Works
Circle Work 9
Circle Work 9
Circle Works
Circle Work 7
Circle Work 7
Circle Works
Circle Work 11
Circle Work 11
Circle Works
Dust Landscape #9
Dust Landscape #9
Dust Landscapes
Circle Work 12
Circle Work 12
Circle Works
Chickpea Neptune
Chickpea Neptune
Celestial Body Model
Gumnut Uranus
Gumnut Uranus
Celestial Body Model
Hazelnt Saturn
Hazelnt Saturn
Celestial Body Model
Walnut Jupiter
Walnut Jupiter
Celestial Body Model
Mustard Mars
Mustard Mars
Celestial Body Model
Peppercorn Earth
Peppercorn Earth
Celestial Body Model
Peppercorn Venus
Peppercorn Venus
Celestial Body Model
Pinhead Mercury
Pinhead Mercury
Celestial Body Model
Melon Sun
Melon Sun
Celestial Body Model
Pinhead Pluto
Pinhead Pluto
Celestial Body Model