Barry Tate

Biography

Barry Tate ​is a Warrnambool, Victoria based artist, master ceramicist and beloved arts educator whose practice spans over three decades of prolific production. His work contemplates systems of belief, the propaganda art of the church, tragedy and the apocalypse Ranging from clay, glitter, gold, fibre optics, spray paint, lights and electric motors, no material has been out of bounds in Tate’s playful investigation of fear and faith.

Tate holds a Diploma of Fine Art from Deakin University, a Post Graduate Fellowship, Fine Art – Ceramics and a Post-Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne. He has been a finalist for the Blake Prize, and in 2018 is a finalist in the Hillview Sculpture Biennial and the Western​ ​Sydney​ ​University​ ​Sculpture​ ​Award​ & ​Exhibition. His works are held in the collections of Griffith​ ​University ​Brisbane, Warrnambool​ ​Art​ ​Gallery, and in private​ ​collections​ ​in​ ​Australia​ ​and​ ​Japan.

EDUCATION

1986 – 1987
Post-Graduate Diploma of Education, Hawthorn Institute of Education, University of Melbourne

1981 – 1982
Post Graduate Fellowship, Fine Art – Ceramics, RMIT Melbourne

1974 – 1978
Diploma of Fine Art, Deakin University

 

AWARDS

2018 Finalist, Hillview Sculpture Biennial Indoor Sculpture Award

2018 Finalist, Western Sydney University Sculpture Awards and Exhibition

2007 Finalist, Blake Prize

2005 Finalist, Blake Prize

2003 Finalist, Blake Prize

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2018
Hillview Sculpture Biennial, Sutton Forest, NSW
Western Sydney University Sculpture Award Exhibition, Sydney

 

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2017
This is Colony (solo), Fox Galleries, Melbourne

2016
Director’s Choice, Fox Galleries, Melbourne

2015
Form Two Orderly Queues, The Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane

2014
Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong

2012
Incandescence, Place Gallery, Melbourne (solo)

2011
Exotic Lines, Place Gallery, Melbourne (solo)

2009
Fusions Gallery, Brisbane

 

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