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KATE MCMILLAN

ARTIST CV

B. 1974 Hampshire, United Kingdom

Currently lives and works in London


EDUCATION

2011       Phd Candidate, Curtin University, Perth, supervised by Dr Anna Haebich

1999       Masters in Creative Arts (by research), Curtin University, Perth

1997       Honours (First Class) Fine Arts, Curtin University, Perth

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014     The Moment of Disappearance, Performance Space, Sydney

             The Potter’s Field, ACME Project Space, East London, United Kingdom
             John Curtin Art Gallery, Perth

2013       In The Shadow Of The Past, This World Knots Tight, Venn Gallery, Perth

2012       Paradise Falls, Venn Gallery, Perth

2008       lost, John Curtin Gallery, Perth

2005       Broken Ground, Margaret Moore Contemporary Art, Perth

2004       New Work, Frontstore Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

               Disaster Narratives, presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth

2001       Undercover, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

               Sacrificial Economy, Verge Gallery, Perth

2000       Hedge, Rubyayre Gallery, Sydney

               Ambiguous Objectives, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth

1999       New Work, Verge Gallery, Perth

1998       New Work, Verge Gallery, Perth

1997       New Work, Arthouse Gallery, Perth

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014       Time Art Impact, curated by Rac, Minsheng Museum, Shanghai & Momentum, Berlin 

               Momento Mori, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia, Perth

2013       Thresholds, Momentum Collection, TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland

               Summer Show, Venn Gallery, Perth
             
               A heap of broken images (Arts Proper), Assemblage, Sydney

2012       Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, Perth

2011       Sixth Sense: Contemporary Photography in Western Australia, presented as part of Fotofreo, Gallery Central, Perth

               Spaced: Art Out of Place, presented by IASKA, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth

2010       Biennale of Sydney, curated by David Elliott, Sydney

2009-10  Built, curated by Jenepher Duncan Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2008       Silver: 25 years of Artrage, PICA, Perth

2006       If you leave me can I come too?, curated by Bec Dean, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

2005       I have seen some strange places, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, curated by Jeff Khan, Melbourne

2004       Regionale 5, Kunsthaus Baselland, curated by Sabine Schaschl, Basel, Switzerland

2003       Mixtape, curated by Dr Robert Cook and Jenepher Duncan Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

               Wild Frontier, Downtown, Adelaide

               Flux: Uncertain States, curated by John Barrett-Lennard, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth

2002       Neo Geo, curated by Suellyn Luckett, John Curtin Gallery, Perth

2002       Moving Collection, curated by Roger McDonald, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Zealand & AIT Tokyo, Japan

               Urban Anxiety, Artrage Festival, Perth, touring to 1aspace, Hong Kong

2001       Loop, Moores Building, curated by Michelle Sicilliano, Fremantle, Australia

               do it, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Sophie O’Brien and Dr Robert Cook, presented as part of Perth International Arts      

               Festival, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth

               Sacrificial economy, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth

2000       Nightswimming, curated by Dr Robert Cook, presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival, Craftwest, Perth

1999       Re:body, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth

 

RESIDENCIES

2014       Australia Council Studio at ACME Studios, East London, United Kingdom

2011       Artsource/Christoph Merian Stiftung, six-month residency, Basel, Switzerland

               IASKA, Spaced residency, Leonora, WA

2010       Marrickville Council residency, Sydney

2003       One-month self funded research, Berlin, Germany

               Red Gate Gallery Studio, Beijing, China

2002       Australia Council Studio, Tokyo, Japan

 

COMMISSIONS

2013       The Sound of Disappearance, Performance Space, Sydney

2011       Kambarang, Seacrest Public Art Commission, City of Joondalup

2010       Ver non simper viret, KMPG, Perth

2009       Whispering Hills, Private Commission, Perth

 

BOARD APPOINTMENT

2000-08  Industry Advisor/Peer Assessor for Australia Council for the Arts and NAVA

2005-08  Director on the Board, National Association for the Visual Arts

2000-05  Director on the Board, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

1997-11  Chair, Verge Inc, Artist Run Initiative

 

SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS

2013            Creative Development Fellowship, Department for Culture and the Arts

2012            Overall Acquisitive Award, Joondalup Invitation Art Award

2010            Australian Postgraduate Award with Stipends (to undertake Phd)

2009&11     Established Artist New Work Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2010            Project Grant, Department for Culture and the Arts

2008            Mid-Career Creative Development Fellowship, Department for Culture and the Arts

1998            Australian Postgraduate Award with Stipends (to undertake Masters Degree)

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Stanton, catalogue essay for The Potter’s Field, July 2014

Laetitia Wilson, Take a conceptual journey, The West Australian, April 2013

Darren Jorgensen, Murky sense of danger, The West Australian, June 2012

Nicola Harvey, Spaced: Art out of place, Frieze, Issue 147, May 2012

Sarah Miller, The Artist-in-residence: beyond just being there, Realtime 108, April 2012

Melissa Ratliff, Islands of Incarceration, catalogue essay for 2010 Biennale of Sydney exhibition, 2010

Adam Fulton and Caris Bizzaca, WA artist shows wares in Sydney, The West Australian, 19 May  2010

David Elliott, catalogue essay for 2010 Biennale of Sydney, 2010

Geraldine Barlow, catalogue essay for lost exhibition 2008

Ric Spencer, Images of lost meaning, The West of Australian, 21 November 2008

Bec Dean, catalogue essay for Broken Ground exhibition 2005

Les Walking, The craft of photography in the age of digital reproduction, Artlink, Vol 25 no 1, 2005

Dr Ian McLean, catalogue essay for Disaster Narratives exhibition, 2004

Simon Blond, Hopeful disasters, The West Australian, 28 February 2004

Dr Robert Cook, catalogue essay for Mixtape exhibition, 2003

Nyanda Smith, Wilder shores of fancy, The West Australian, 20 August 2003

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel

City of Perth

City of Joondalup

Curtin University

KPMG

Kerry Stokes Collection

Murdoch University Art Collection

Momentum Collection

University of Western Australia

Wesfarmers