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Katie Hayne

Katie Hayne was born in Keith, South Australia, and is now a Canberra-based artist working on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country. She recently completed a Master of Philosophy in visual arts. In her latest works she has been exploring ways to document the urban fabric of Canberra through painting, photomedia and installation. 


2022         Masters of Philosophy (Painting), Australian National University 
1997         Bachelor of Visual Arts, First Class Honours, University of South Australia


2023        Dream City Demolition, M16 Artspace, Canberra, 12 May – 4 June
2021         On the Edge of Urban Renewal, ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, 6 – 29 April 
2018         Urban Instabilities, with Phil Page, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, 7 February – 25 April (Review)
2016         Indecisive Moments, with UK Frederick, Photo Access, Canberra, 28 April – 22 May (Review)


2024         Places & Spaces curated by Dan Toua, CCAS Canberra Contemporary Art Space – Lakeside, 19 April – 29 June
2023         We Need to Talk, Belconnen Arts Centre, August–September
2022         Upending | Mending, Belconnen Arts Centre, May
2022         Scoot and Screen Tour (video contribution), Localjinni, 4 – 6 March
2021         Just Desserts (Plate Show), M16 Gallery, November
2021         Seeing Canberra, Canberra Museum and Gallery, 7 March 2020 – 24 July 2021 (Review)
2021         Habitat: Ways of Living, Canberra Museum and Gallery, 6 March 2021 – 19 June 2021 (Review)
2021         On Forgetting, Belconnen Arts Centre, 26 March – 9 May, 2021 (Review)   
2020        Iso-Topics (online), Belconnen Arts Centre    
2019         ANU School of Art & Design Drawing Prize, Foyer Gallery
2018         The Plate Show, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra, October
2018         The Uncertainty Principle, ANCA Gallery, September
2017         Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Sept
2017         Animastructions, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra, 7–30 September
2017         Beauties & Beasts, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra, 6 May–28 May
2017         The Plate Show, M16 Artspace, Canberra, 9–26 February
2016         Material Poetics, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, 24 August–11 September
2016         Encyclopaedia of Forgotten Things, Belconnen Arts Centre, 22 July–14 August
2015         Traces and Hauntings, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra
2015         sPIN, ANCA Gallery, Canberra
2015         Bookplates, Electric Shadows Bookshop, Canberra
2015         Ground Truthing, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra
2014         Unruly Orchestrations (with UK Frederick), Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra
2013         Alembic, Yarralumla Gallery & Brasserie, Canberra
2013         Hopeless Romantics, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra
2013         Imagine Canberra, Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra
2012         Transit of Venus, ANU Photospace, Canberra
2012         The End of the World, Members’ show, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
2008         Ábhar agus Meon art event (with UK Frederick), World Archaeological Congress, Dublin


2019         Finalist ANU School of Art Drawing Prize
2018         Canberra Critic’s Circle Visual Arts Award
2018         Runner-up, CCAS Members’ Show Art Prize
2017         Finalist (with UK Frederick), Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award
2017         Winner Student Prize, Inner North Art Prize
2008        Manning Clark Cultural Awards Honourable mention for the Living Knowledge website.
2005        Winner (with UK Frederick) Canberra’s Soul photographic competition, Rarefied Gallery
2004        Finalist, In the Bin: Currumbin (QLD) short film festival
2003        Third prize, AD: Art of Documentary (ACT) short film festival


2022         Lecturer/Tutor, Figure & Life Drawing, ANU School of Art & Design
2009-12  Lecturer, Digital Media Methods, ANU Research School of Humanities & the Arts
2000         Lecturer, Raffles College, Beijing


2022 ‘I loved and hated place’: Painting on the edge of a public housing precinct undergoing urban renewal, Unpublished Masters thesis,
2019     ‘Your dream home awaits you: Painting as social engagement in an Australian public housing renewal project’, EthnoScripts,
2014    ‘Lost in the City’ (Photographic Essay), Axon: Creative Explorations Journal 8:1 (online)


2017     Mega Mutant Mammals (with UK Frederick) (DVD 25 mins)
2008    Dadang Christanto Performances (DVD 25mins). Exhibited in Recovering Lives, Drill Hall Gallery, August 2008, filmed and edited with U. Frederick
2007    Djambawa Marawili talks about Sea Country and sea rights, (DVCAM 7 mins), directed with H. Morphy. Displayed at the Australian National Maritime Museum
2005    Yambirrpa at Yamuna – documenting the renewal of an ancestral fishtrap in North east Arnhem Land (DVD 50mins), with P. Deveson and R. Marika
2004    Lost in Suburbia (DVD 5mins), co-director with U. Frederick
2003    Aisle 7 (DVD 5mins), Director, Camera and Editor
2002    Vanuatu Sand Drawings (VHS 10mins), Camera and Editor, the film formed part of a successful UNESCO application for intangible heritage, which received the Arirang Prize