© Kate Bernauer 2013


Kate Bernauer (b.Tuntable Falls, Australia, 1975) is a Brisbane based artist, whose work explores the absurdity of everyday existence through large-scale photographic and video works.

In 2012 her work was exhibited at the Los Angeles Photo Art Fair with the Queensland Centre for Photography.

In 2013, she has been commissioned by Artbank to make a new work for their collection, which will be on display at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre until mid 2014.



Selected Exhibitions

2012 I need a compass not an anchor, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, Australia
2012 Polarized: Political Photomedia in Queensland, Colour Factory, Melbourne, Australia
2012 A Curious Nature, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, Australia

2012 North by Northeast, Depot Gallery’, Sydney, Australia
2012 Synchronicity, Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
2012 Let Me Refresh Your Memory, Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2012 Capturing Light , Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay, Australia
2012 Flipside: Australian Photography, Project A7 Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
2012 Here, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Photo Los Angeles Art Fair with the Queensland Centre for Photography, United States
2011 Shared Visions, Lodz, Lublin and Wroclaw, Poland
2011 Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Australia
2011 Human Behaviour, Queensland Centre for Photography, Australia
2011 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia
2010 Transfusion, PS Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2010 Synchronicity, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2010 SNAP!, National Ballet School, Toronto, Canada
2009 Bank On Art, various locations, Toronto, Canada
2009 LAUNCH finalists exhibition, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia
2009 Kate Bernauer Video Works, Square2 Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2009 I’ll be Home in Time for Dinner, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
2008 Closer Rawspace Galleries, Brisbane, Australia
2008 The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Churchie, Brisbane, Australia
2008 Selected photographs from the Daryl Hewson Collection, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Aus
2007 Long Way Home, Queensland Centre for Photography Brisbane, Australia
2007 Artworkers Award, In Transit Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2007 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia




Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Bachelor of Photography, 2006


Awards and Publications

2011 Winner of the Clayton Utz Art Award
2011 Bowness Photography Prize Finalist
2011 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Award Finalist
2010 Feature article PHOTO+ magazine
2010 Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant recipient
2009 Feature article Modern Photo
2009 Honorable mention Dazed & Confused Art vs Design Competition
2009 LAUNCH finalist
2008 Finalist Churchie National Emerging Art Prize
2007 Artworkers Award Highly Commended
2007 f-stop Magazine #23 May/June
2007 'While Others Sleep' published by Pasqual Press
2007 Dazed and Confused (Aus & NZ edition)
2007 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Award Finalist
2006 Awarded the Queensland Centre for Photography Award for experimentation and innovation within photo art practice
2006 Academic Excellence Award Griffith University
2004 Academic Excellence Award Griffith University



Allen & Overy Collection
Queensland Centre of Photography
Jan Von Holleben Collection
Daryl Hewson Collection