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
Hillview Sculpture Biennial, Sutton Forest, NSW
Western Sydney University Sculpture Award Exhibition, Sydney
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
This is Colony (solo), Fox Galleries, Melbourne
Director’s Choice, Fox Galleries, Melbourne
Form Two Orderly Queues, The Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane
Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong
Incandescence, Place Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
Exotic Lines, Place Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
Fusions Gallery, Brisbane