For many years my art has explored the interconnection between our consumer ideology and fragile ecologies. During this time, I have drawn upon scientific, philosophical, literary research, and early photographic processes as well as traditional art practices to highlight our natural world’s plight, resilience, and beauty.
The artworks in each series synergize – often in sculptural form - recycled consumer and natural elements. Threads of metaphoric content connect each series and consider the long-term impact of urban development within those ecosystems.
While art pieces often used to lament our consumer-conditioned Western values; for example, the work, 'One Earth, Our Earth', I am now profoundly inspired and driven by our human potential and the rapidly emerging caring and willingness of many, to cooperatively innovate environmental solutions. Thus my work considers, anticipates; dissolves existing boundaries, and celebrates!
Kaye E Forster
MVA (Master of Visual Arts), from Monash University Australia.
BA (Art), with High Distinction, from Curtin University, Western Australia.
Certificate of Arts, from Massey University, New Zealand.
Photographic Processes (The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia).
2020: Exhibiting artist, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland (Environmental Art Exhibition, October 2020)
2019: Guest artist, Creative Connections, Gadarte Gallery, Florence, Italy
2017: Finalist, two works selected, for the Inaugural Art Piece Gallery 30 x 30 Art Prize, NSW, Australia
2016: Winner: People's Choice, Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Queensland Australia
2016: Two works shortlisted for the APA, Australian Photography Award
2015: Selected as one of 35 Australian artists for the Western Australia Exhibition, Cooperative 2015 (a special event to raise funds for young emerging artists).
2015: Finalist in 'The Collective' Perth Centre for Photography
2013: Finalist in the Josephine Ulrick, Win Schubert Photography Award, Australia
2012: Finalist in the Perth ‘Uncover' Photographic award with ‘Into the Light’, a multimedia series.
2011: Finalist in the Perth ‘Uncover' Photographic award with ‘Deep Woods’ a multimedia series.
2010: A fourteen-page feature article of Kaye's photographic works in the British based Silvershotz Photographic Journal.
Selected, previous exhibitions and awards are documented in 'Events'.
Exhibitions: I am currently working towards a solo exhibition, 2021, ‘Once and Future Forest’.
Other, past exhibitions include:
2010: The Degree Exhibition, Curtin University
2007 A multi-media installation, for the exhibition, ‘Into the Light’, Massey University, Manawatu Campus, New Zealand.