Kirsten is a current PhD candidate (lens-based practice). She has a MFA with Distinction (Fine Art Photography); BA with Distinction (Fine Art Photography), RMIT University; Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts), RMIT University; and Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
Kirsten teaches Creative Industries Photographic Theory and Practice, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Workflow, Tier 1 (First year)
Kirsten has been teaching since 2011. She has taught on Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree and Masters programmes at a range of institutions
Kirsten has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally including, Indonesian Contemporary Art Network Yogyakarta (Indonesia), Galleria 291 Est. Rome (Italy), and Oedipus Rex Gallery, (Auckland). In 2015 she went to Canada as the artist in residence as part of the RMIT/University of Lethbridge, Indigenous Residency Gushul Studio, Blairmore, Canada. Kirsten had been a Bowness Finalist at Monash Gallery of Art in 2016 and 2018. In 2012 she was the winner of the Patrick Corrigan AM Acquisitive Prize, CCP 2012 Kodak Salon.
Recent exhibitions include; Te Ao Moemoea/The land of Dreaming, (2019) Carlton Library Light Boxes, 2019 City of Yarra Exhibition Program, 667 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton. Digital Mana, (2018) Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy.
Keteparaha, (2018) Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick. In Her Words, (2019) curated by Olivia Poloni, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham. Love Exhibition,(2018-2019) curated by Isabel Smith and Dr Moya McFadzean, Immigration Museum, Museums Victoria, Melbourne. Octopus 18: Mother Tongue, (2018) curated by Kimberley Moulton, Gertrude Contemporary, Preston. Native Hands: Blak Dot Gallery(Stand A2), (2018) curated by Kimba Thompson, Melbourne Art Fair. The Work of Art: An Exhibition of Art, Labour and Working Life, (2018) curated by Grace McQuilten & Shanti Sumartojo, Mission to Seafarers, Docklands. An Unorthodox Flow of Images, (2017) curated by Naomi Cass and Pippa Milne, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy.
Kirsten’s arts practise explores issues of post-colonialism, identity and the expression of Maori customary art (weaving) through digital technologies. Her PhD project attempts to make digital photographic processes and production allied with indigenous methods of making.
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