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

2012 21st Wallace Art Awards, selected for Finalists Traveling Exhibition, New Zealand

2011 Highly Commended Award, Picture This, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2006 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize at Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

2005 Athenaeum Club Visual Art Award, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne

2004 Media Award, Quay School of the Arts, Whanganui


2018 Safe Keeping, PS Art Space, Perth Centre For Photography, Perth (solo)

2017 Trace Elements, Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, Hedland, WA

2017 Clip Award, Perth Centre For Photography, Perth

2017 Inflorescence, Studio Hovea, Perth

2017 CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne


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