Kate Baker, in Budapest, 2012

Kate Baker

"Photography as an alchemical journey of connection."

An Australian fine art photographer, I work primarily with black and white film.   What interests me is the way photography can reach into the depths of the 'soul' of something, allowing a pathway to connection to that which is both within us and greater than us. 

Whether that be portraiture or an exploration of windows or a collaborative work inspired by Nijinsky or the lyrebird, I am interested in the essence of things and the mystery within and beyond. 

Since 2005 I have exhibited in galleries in Australia and Berlin and currently my work has gallery representation in Berlin and Melbourne. My photographs are held in collections in Australia, the US and Europe.  

Using black and white film with a range of small, medium and large format cameras, I handcraft gelatin silver prints in my darkroom and studio is in Australia's Yarra Valley in Victoria. 


To contact Kate email kate@katejbaker.com


Exhibitions

2016 - Nijinsky and the Ecstasy of the Divine - Arts Centre Melbourne (solo exhibition)

2015 - Dances with Lyrebirds - Burrinja and Memo Galleries, Yarra Valley, with collaborators Gretel Taylor (dance artist) and Anthony Magen (sound artist) (solo exhibition)

2015 - Nijinsky: Leap and Pause - MARS Gallery, Melbourne (solo) with collaboration composer Petra Salsjo

2015 - Das Fenster - Johanna Breede Photokunst Berlin (group)

2013 - Kate Baker Selected Works - Light Factory Gallery, Eltham Victoria Australia (solo)

2013 - Frauen / Women - Johanna Breede Photokunst, Berlin, Germany (group)

2012 - The Coonara Collective - point light gallery, Sydney Australia (group)

2012 - La Poesia della Danza - Harrison Galleries, Paddington, Sydney Australia (solo)

2012 - LIFE in Black & White - Acme et al Gallery, Yarra Glen, Victoria

2012 - Stock Show - Harrison Galleries, Paddington (group)

2011 - Photography on Oxford - Sydney (group)

2011 - Sacred Spaces - Trentham, Victoria (group)

2010 - The Small Show - Meyer Gallery, Sydney (group)

2010 - Kate Baker at the Meridian Café Marulan (solo)

2010 - The Gathering - Michael's Gallery, Melbourne Australia (group)

2009 - emergence 8 - point light gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney Australia (group)

2009 - Australiana - Meyer Gallery, Darlinghurst Sydney Australia (group)

2008 -  Unseen - Hopes and Dreams" - Meyer Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney Australia (solo)

2008 - The Gathering Melbourne Australia (group)

2008 - Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture (finalist, group exhibition with entry Dignity)

2007 - heads - Yuga Gallery, Glebe, Sydney Australia (solo)

2005 - mute Downing Centre, Sydney Australia (group)


Grants and Awards:

2017 - Shire of Yarra Ranges Arts & Heritage Grant - 'Seen and Heard - Boy to Man'

2016/17 - RACV Community Foundation Grant - 'Seen and Heard - Boy to Man'

2015 - Shire of Yarra Ranges Arts & Heritage Grant - 'Dances with Lyrebirds'

2010 - Head On Portrait Prize (shortlisted) - 'Radio John'

2008 - Olive Cotton Award for Portraiture (finalist) - 'Dignity'


Education:

1982-1984 - Bachelor of Arts

2004-2006 - Australian Centre for Photography

2005-2006 - studied with Gordon Undy, master printer, Point Light, Sydney


Gallery representation:

BERLIN

Johanna Breede Photokunst
Fasanenstr. 69 D-10719 Berlin Germany
+49 (30) 88 683 123
Email: kunsthandel@breede.de
Website: www.johanna-breede.com

MELBOURNE

MARS Gallery
7 James St, Windsor VIC 3181
+61 3 9521 7517
Email: andy@marsgallery.com.au
Website: www.marsgallery.com.au