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.
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
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
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
2018 Hillview Sculpture Biennial, Sutton Forest, NSW
2018 Western Sydney University Sculpture Award Exhibition, Sydney
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