I'm interested in working in the between space of contemporary art and ethnography, in order to explore the inner workings of community and lived experience. In particular, I am drawn to the practices, formations and related phenomena found within alternative healing communities. By employing methods of engagement and documentation in the field and over an extended period of time, I attempt to map these healing approaches, the associated networks, and the community’s endeavour to create a more caring, humane and respectful society.
In the studio and darkroom, I use different photographic techniques such as alternative processes and photograms to highlight the sensory modes of understanding that natural healing ways depend upon. My photographic processes are varied and are usually drawn out over a long period of time, thus becoming a slow, meditative and healing activity in itself.
Kate Robertson lives and works in Melbourne. Recent exhibitions include This Has Been, c3 Contemporary (2013); White Balance, Edmund Pearce (2013); Crème, RMIT School of Art Galleries (2012); and Explorations of an Other Space, Techno Park Studios (2011). Kate has also exhibited at Te Tuhi Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, and Melbourne galleries Monash Gallery of Art, Kings ARI, TCB Art Inc, Blindside and VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery.
Her work has appeared in Unless You Will, as part of Australian Week for LENSCRATCH, Top Photography Films, Feature Shoot and Light Journeys. Kate received a Master of Art – Fine Arts from RMIT University in 2012 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2006.
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