Kate Robertson / Celestial Body Model / May 07 – 31 2014

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Celestial Body Model
explores the potential to photographically record intangible experiences emanating from practical processes within deep ecology. Deep ecology observes that psychological and spiritual disarray can be attributed to the ‘illusion of separation’ between humans and the rest of the natural world.

Over the past year, the artist attended several deep ecology workshops and became a participant-observer of its processes and healing ways. For this exhibition, Kate focuses on the activity Earth as Peppercorn, where workshop participants slowly walk through a scale-model of the solar system to experience its vastness of space in comparison to planet proportions.

Deep ecology themes of connectedness, observation and mindfulness are reflected in this exhibition through employing different photographic techniques to greatly slow down and extend the photographic process of making an image.


Kate Robertson lives and works in Melbourne. Recent exhibitions include Transforming Landscape, Wallflower Gallery (2014), This Has Been, c3 Contemporary (2013); Dust Landscapes, Edmund Pearce (2012); and Explorations of an Other Space, Techno Park Studios (2011). Kate has also exhibited at Te Tuhi Gallery in New Zealand, and Melbourne galleries Kings ARI, TCB Art Inc, Blindside and VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

Her work has appeared in Unless You Will (AUS), Musee Magazine (USA), LENSCRATCH (USA) and Feature Shoot (USA). Kate was a finalist for the 2013 Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art; 2012 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast Arts Centre; and the 2011 UNCOVER (young and emerging artist award), Perth Centre for Photography.

Kate received a Master of Art – Fine Arts (by Research), RMIT University in 2012 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts in 2006.


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Press / Media:

Large Format Photography Blog Australia, The Photograph Explained: Pinhead Pluto By Kate Robertson, 20 May 2014