Australian Week: Kate Robertson
Kate Robinson (b.1981) currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 2006 from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and received a Masters of Arts (Research) in 2012 from RMIT, Melbourne. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries both locally and internationally including Sentinel Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, Te Tuhi Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, and Melbourne galleries Edmund Pearce, Techno Park Studios, Kings ARI, TCB Art Inc, Blindside, C3 Contemporary Art Space, neospace and VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery.
Extracted dust particles from the site are brought back into the studio and photographed through various processes to create unfamiliar topographical maps. The dust particles thus become artifacts of the ‘celestial experience’ of ConFest, mapping the disorientating, surrendering, transformative and energising qualities of the festival.
This work is part of an ongoing exploration into alternative natural healing networks and the influences of related phenomena that foster well-being in oneself and community.