Katie West DMG Award 2017

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Katie West, 'muhlu garrwarn / cool time hot time', 2017, bush-dyed silk, cotton and thread, jirri (needle), yirrarla (calico), cardboard, steel pots, glass jars, bawa (water), watharn (green leaves),birditha (dry leaves), jurdubirri (native flower), burlaawa (non-native flower), birra (bark), dimensions variable.

Photograph by Lucia Rossi

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Born 1988

EDUCATION

2017 Master of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, VIC 2013 Bachelor of Art – Sociology, Murdoch University, WA

2009 Bachelor of Art – Visual Art, Edith Cowan University, WA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018, DMG/VCA Award, Dominik Mersch Gallery, NSW

2016 Decolonist, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth WA
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2016 Decolonist, West Space, Next Wave Festival 2016, Melbourne VIC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Summer Residency: Museum Incognita, Blindside, Melbourne VIC

2017 When the other meets the other, curated by Biljana Ciric, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia

2017 Holding is next to knowing, Sister Gallery, Adelaide SA Sky Country, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne VIC

Feedback Loop, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2017 The List, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2016 Gathering Three Frogs, PastPresent, Kadist, San Francisco

2016 Roll on, Roll on, Phenomena (until you are no more), curated by Eloise Sweetman, Jan van Eyck Academy, The Netherlands

2016 FlashBlaks to the Future, curated by Megan Cope, MCA ARTBAR – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW

2016 50 Shades of Blak, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2016 Tell me what you have and I will know what you are, Dissect Journal, Melbourne VIC
2016 Seeking Asylum in Country: Western Australian Landscapes, PS Art Space , Fremantle WA 2016 Radical Ecologies, PICA, Perth WA

2016 Miss-Represent, Incinerator Art Space, Sydney NSW

2016 Stations of the Cross, Wesley Church, Perth W A

2015 Revealed, Gallery Central, Perth WA

2011 Familiar Unfamiliar: Print Council of Australia 45th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by Rona Green; Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, VIC (2013), s.p.a.c.e Gallery, TAS (2012), Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW (2012), C3 Contemporary Art Space, VIC (2011)

2009 Australia Does Not Exist, Kurb Gallery, Perth WA

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Central TAFE Art Collection, Perth, Australia

Print Council of Australia, Melbourne, Australia

2017 Dominik Mersch Gallery Award, Victorian College of the Arts & Dominik Mersch Gallery Falls Creek Resort Indig enous Art Award, Victorian College of the Arts & Falls Creek Resort

2016 VicArts Grant, Creative Victoria 2015 Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups, Australia Council

2016 Arts Grants Program, City of Melbourne Kickstart, Next Wave Festival

Eloise Sweetman, ‘Essay for Katie West’, for the exhibition Roll on, Phenomena (until you are no more), curated by Eloise Sweetman, Jan van Eyck Academy, The Netherlands

Interview with Daniel Browning, ‘Meditating on decolonisation’, Radio National’s AWAYE! program with Daniel Browning.

Katie West, ‘My art is a personal antidote for the effects of colonisation’, opinion piece for IndigenousX and The Guardian, Australia.

2017
Katie West, 'muhlu garrwarn / cool time hot time', 2017, bush-dyed silk, cotton and thread, jirri (needle), yirrarla (calico), cardboard, steel pots, glass jars, bawa (water), watharn (green leaves),birditha (dry leaves), jurdubirri (native flower), burlaawa (non-native flower), birra (bark), dimensions variable. <br />
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Photograph by Lucia Rossi
Katie West, 'muhlu garrwarn / cool time hot time', 2017, bush-dyed silk, cotton and thread, jirri (needle), yirrarla (calico), cardboard, steel pots, glass jars, bawa (water), watharn (green leaves),birditha (dry leaves), jurdubirri (native flower), burlaawa (non-native flower), birra (bark), dimensions variable.
Katie West, 'muhlu garrwarn / cool time hot time', 2017, bush-dyed silk, cotton and thread, jirri (needle), yirrarla (calico), cardboard, steel pots, glass jars, bawa (water), watharn (green leaves),birditha (dry leaves), jurdubirri (native flower), burlaawa (non-native flower), birra (bark), dimensions variable. <br />
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Photograph by Lucia Rossi
Katie West, 'muhlu garrwarn / cool time hot time', 2017, bush-dyed silk and hand-made paper, dimensions variable.
Katie West, 'muhlu garrwarn / cool time hot time', 2017, bush-dyed silk.
Katie West, 'muhlu garrwarn / cool time hot time', 2017, bush-dyed silk, cotton and thread, jirri (needle), yirrarla (calico), cardboard, steel pots, glass jars, bawa (water), watharn (green leaves),birditha (dry leaves), jurdubirri (native flower), burlaawa (non-native flower), birra (bark), dimensions variable. <br />
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Photograph by Lucia Rossi