Katie Breckon

Biography

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.

EDUCATION

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

AWARDS

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

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2019
Party of Special Things, Fox Galleries, Melbourne (group show)

2018
Robert Andrew & Katie Breckon, Fox Galleries, Melbourne (duo)
Safe Keeping, PS Art Space, Perth Centre For Photography, Perth (solo)

2017
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

Full CV

Exhibitions