born 1968 Lives and works Launceston
 

Artist Statement


These digital photographic works demonstrate the expansion of the creative potential of digital image making. The works speak of photography's transition from object to pure information. Through the re-structuring, removing and refining of data I have sought to throw off the shackles of conventional representation. The work is purely formal and self-referential in its intentions; colour is the fundamental ingredient and its vibrancy is maximised by form. 
The reductive nature of these pieces examines and brings into question the image as self-referential object. The work seeks a dialogue in the sense of perceiving and using visual levels of perception to create a physical, mental and sensorial experience. The absence of signs or objects invites the viewer to drift among primal and tonal aesthetic matter. The aim has been to immerse the viewer in colour, rhythm and space, creating a sensory experience of inner contemplation and transcendence. 
The pause, the gap and the omission are increasingly significant in our saturated image driven society. Through this body of work the daily saturation is replaced by selective sensitisation, the sharpening of individual senses; these pieces invite concentration, quiet and even silence. By rhythmically repeating, pairing, overlapping, reversing and sequencing and through the investigations of specific colour relationships, I seek a sensory understanding of the physical object. The primary intention of this body of non-objective work is to create a visual experience, utilizing the basic elements of line, colour, surface and light.
This body of work involves furthering the concepts of reduction (of form, space, line and material) and the effect of colour as visual signature. By developing these concepts I am inviting the viewer into the space for a contemplative experience with the work.
 

Education And Travel

2009 MCA, University of Tasmania.
New York
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons), University of Tasmania
1993 Tasmanian Teachers Certificate
1990 Diploma of Education, University of Tasmania.Beyond
1987-89 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Tasmania.
 
 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Liminal Space, Queen Victoria Museum And Art Gallery, Launceston
2015 Latent, Colville Gallery Hobart, Tas
2014 Shift, Colville Gallery Hobart, Tas
2013 Chromophobia, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas 
Decoding New York. Edmund Pearce Gallery, Vic 
Chromophobia, Rex Livingston Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Chromophobia, Jan Manton Gallery, Qld
2012 Afterimage, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas
Codes and Conventions, Colville Gallery, Hobart
The Persistence of Vision 
, The Colour Factory, Melbourne
2011 Afterglow, 146 Artspace, Hobart, Tasmania
 

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Bay of Fires Art Award Highly Commended
2016 Noosa Art Award Finalist
Wyndham Art Award Finalist
2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award
Standback Moonah Arts Centre
Hazelhurst Art Award Finalist  
Moreton Bay Art Award Winner 
Whyalla Art Prize Winner
40th Rio Rinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards Finalist
Annual Artists Show, Coville Gallery, Hobart
2014 Tasmanian Landscape UTAS Launceston
Melb Art Fair, Colville Gallery
Tidal Art Award, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas
AT_Salon_2, Anita Treverso Gallery, Vic
The Substation Contemporary Art Award, The Substation, Vic
Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,Vic
Noosa Art Award, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
The Bay of Fires Art Prize, Gallery Parnella, Tas
Perceptions of Space: Justin Collection, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Vic
The Art of Sound, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tas
Cliftons Art Prize, Canberra
Annual Artists Show, Coville Gallery, Hobart
2013 Balck Echo, Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery, Vic 
Abstraction 12, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Vic 
The Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbeltown Arts Centre, NSW 
Banyule Art Award, Hatch Contemporary Art Space, Vic
Double Agency, Poimena Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania 
Spectum Art Fair, New York, New York 
Mount Eyre Art Prize, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, NSW 
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld 
Art Hamptons, International Art Fair, New York 
The Bay of Fires Art Prize, Gallery Parnella, Tas 
Factory 49 @ Stephen McLachlan Gallery, Vic 
Tasmania Today, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Tas 
Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW 
Glover Prize, Evendale, Tas 
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tas
2012 Kodak Salon, CCP, Melbourne, Vic
Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast Regional Gallery, Qld
The Blake Prize, Directors Cut Exhibition
Tidal Art Prize, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas
The Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbeltown Arts Centre, NSW
The Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, NSW
Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,Vic
Mount Eyre Art Prize, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, NSW
The Bay of Fires Art Prize, Gallery Parnella, Tas
NONOBJECTIVE_Present, 120 Langford Gallery, Melbourne,Vic 
Launceston Now, New Gallery, University of Tasmania
Moreton Bay Art Award, Pine Rivers Gallery, Brisbane
Glover Prize, Evendale, Tas
New Beginnings, New Gallery, University of Tasmania
2011 The Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
The Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Theatre, SA
The Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery,NSW
The Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW
The Blake Prize, National Art School, NSW + (Touring 2011 - 2012)
The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat, Vic
Geelong acquisitive print award
, Geelong Gallery, Vic 
Hazelhurst Art Award
, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW 
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD
Prometheus Art Award, The Prometheus Foundation, Gold Coast
Art Melbourne, Colville Gallery site
Moreton Bay Art Award, Pine Rivers Gallery, Brisbane
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Gallery
Linden Postcard Show
, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
2010 Annual Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Cast Members Exhibition, Cast Gallery, Hobart
Tidal, Devonport Regional Gallery
Pairings, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
Zero, Poimena Gallery, Launceston 
Beyond The Chalk Board, Academy Gallery, Launceston
2009 Perfect 10 Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2008 Fragile Handle With Care Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2007 Sanctuary Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2006 Full Circle Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2005 Sightline Tasmanian Living Artists week, Rosevears
Above the Street Awning Academy Gallery, Launceston
Interpretations & Modifications Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2004 All Booked Up Poimena Gallery, Launceston
The Passionate Pilgrim Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2000 Tasmanian Icons Stables Gallery, Cleveland House, Cleveland
Images of Tasmania-2 Long Gallery, Hobart
C.A.S.T. Members Exhibition C.A.S.T. Gallery, Hobart
One more Time (With Feeling) Poimena Gallery, Launceston
Beyond The Straight Unwine, Café Restaurante Hardware Lane, Melbourne
1999 Seeing And Remembering Poimena Gallery, Launceston
Anagram Nisart Gallery, Launceston
Images Of Tasmania – 1 Long Gallery, Hobart
Tasart Exhibition Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie
1998 C.A.S.T Members Exhibition C.A.S.T. Gallery, Hobart
1995 Writing In Water Art Space Gallery, Burnie
Shadows On The Skin Long Gallery, Hobart
1994 Antarctic Fax Exhibition – Winter Solstice
1993 Honors Graduate Exhibition University Gallery, Launceston
Pivot 93 C.A.S.T Touring Exhibition
 

Awards

2017 Bay of Fires Art Award Highly Commended
2016 Noosa Art Award Finalist
Wyndham Art Award Finalist
2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award Finalist
Hazelhurst Art Award Finalist 
Moreton Bay Art Award Winner 
Whyalla Art Prize Winner
40th Rio Rinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards Finalist
2014 Tidal Prize City of Devenport Finalist
2013 Glover Art Prize, Evandale Finalist
Burnie Print Prize Finalist
Gold Coast Art Prize Finalist
Bay of Fires, Tas Finalist
2012 Winner Flanagan Art Prize 
Tidal Art Award, Devonport Winner
 

Professional Activities

2011 Curator “Missing Presumed Dead”, Devenport Regional Gallery
1993 C.A.S.T. Emerging Curators Initiative, In a Practical Sense
1992-93 C.A.S.T. board member
1992 Curator of Photographic Exhibition 7 Virtues
Curator for Video Installation Dwell
 

Collections

Art Bank
Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie, Tas
The Justin House Museum, Melbourne
Launceston Church Grammar School, Launceston, Tas
Launceston College, Launceston, Tas
Maatsuyker Collection, Hobart
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
 

Bibliography

2012 Justin Burke, Out & About, Aug 11-12, The Australian