Katie Breckon


Katie Breckon makes photographic, print and installation based work that continuously seeks the intersection between place, time, image and memory.

Breckon completed a Bachelor of Fine Art, majoring in Drawing in New Zealand where she was born, and after relocating to Australia earned a Post Graduate Diploma from Victorian College of the Arts in 2005 where she developed the award winning photographic series Set This House In Order. Her images have been published in Ampersand Magazine, Lucida Magazine and Fabrik Magazine. She has won a number of awards, including the 2017 Deakin University Photographic Award at the Centre For Contemporary Photography (CCP) Salon, 2014 Kimberley Photographic Award, 2013 American Aperture Awards for best still life series in the entered category and best inkjet print at the CCP Salon in Melbourne.

Currently living in the West Kimberley outback, Breckon works simultaneously as an artist, educator and remote community arts worker, managing the community collection and Dolord MindI project at the at Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre. The experience of living in the isolated and unfamiliar landscape of the Kimberley is infused into Breckon’s works.


2016 Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment, North Regional Tafe
2015 Art Business Basics, NAVA
2011 Diploma in Photography (first year) Photographic Studies College, Melbourne
2008 Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
2005 Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts (Hons), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Whanganui Quay School of the Arts, New Zealand
2002 Diploma in Visual Arts, Wellington Institute of Technology, New Zealand


2017 Deakin University Photographic Award, CCP Salon, Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2017 Finalist, Australian Print Commission
2016 Best Portrait, Kimberley Photography Awards
2016 Nominated for the Prix Pictet, Space
2015 Overall Award, Shire of Broome Acquisitive Prize at the Shinju Matsuri Art Awards, Broome
2014 Best Black and White Photo and Overall Winner, Kimberley Photographic Award
2013 Best Inkjet Print, CCP Salon, Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2013 Best Still Life Award in entered category, American Aperture Awards, USA


Party of Special Things, Fox Galleries, Melbourne (group show)

Robert Andrew & Katie Breckon, Fox Galleries, Melbourne (duo)
Safe Keeping, PS Art Space, Perth Centre For Photography, Perth (solo)

Trace Elements, Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, Hedland, WA
Clip Award, Perth Centre For Photography, Perth
Inflorescence, Studio Hovea, Perth
CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

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