Kaye  Forster

Kaye Forster

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Curriculum vitae


Kaye Forster is an arts graduate of Massey University (NZ), Curtin University (Aust) and holds an MVA from Monash University (Aust). She also studied photographic processes with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Aust).
Kaye's environmental research-based work uses old and new photographic processes to emphasize the aesthetic merging of collected inorganic and organic materials. This approach highlights the beauty of nature, while also suggesting its celebratory transcendence from human domination.
Her environmental concerns, particularly human encroachment within eco-sensitive areas, are conceptually articulated by calotypes, a synthesis of photography, collected elements of nature and consumer debris. Sculptures of these materials are sometimes created as photographic studies. As a throwback to a favourite child-hood activity, she also makes images for large scale projections.
Much of Kaye's current inspiration is not only derived from philosophy but also from poetry that resonates with her research, such as Mary Oliver's Sleeping in the Forest, Theodore Roethke's, The Swan, and The Dragonfly by Alfred Lord Tennyson. She believes that in offering an alternative and delicate way of engaging with our precious environment, Gaston Bachelard's notion that ‘an environment shackled by human dominance engages a longing for transcendence' is reinforced, as is Dante Alighier's notion that ‘Beauty awakens the soul to act'.

Recent Achievements:

2015: One of 30 Australian photographic artists selected for the Perth Centre of Photography Collective Exhibition

2013: Finalist in the Josephine Ulrick, Win Schubert Photography Award

2012: Finalist in the Perth ‘Uncover' Photographic award with her Into the Light series.

2011: Finalist in the Perth ‘Uncover' Photographic award with her Deep Woods series.

2010: A fourteen page feature article of Kaye's photographic work in the UK based Silvershotz Photographic Journal.

Collections

Mater Hospital Collection (Brisbane) and other private collections throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Kaye Forster

Curriculum vitae


Kaye Forster is an arts graduate of Massey University (NZ), Curtin University (Aust) and holds an MVA from Monash University (Aust). She also studied photographic processes with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Aust).
Kaye's environmental research-based work uses old and new photographic processes to emphasize the aesthetic merging of collected inorganic and organic materials. This approach highlights the beauty of nature, while also suggesting its celebratory transcendence from human domination.
Her environmental concerns, particularly human encroachment within eco-sensitive areas, are conceptually articulated by calotypes, a synthesis of photography, collected elements of nature and consumer debris. Sculptures of these materials are sometimes created as photographic studies. As a throwback to a favourite child-hood activity, she also makes images for large scale projections.
Much of Kaye's current inspiration is not only derived from philosophy but also from poetry that resonates with her research, such as Mary Oliver's Sleeping in the Forest, Theodore Roethke's, The Swan, and The Dragonfly by Alfred Lord Tennyson. She believes that in offering an alternative and delicate way of engaging with our precious environment, Gaston Bachelard's notion that ‘an environment shackled by human dominance engages a longing for transcendence' is reinforced, as is Dante Alighier's notion that ‘Beauty awakens the soul to act'.

Recent Achievements:

2015: One of 30 Australian photographic artists selected for the Perth Centre of Photography Collective Exhibition

2013: Finalist in the Josephine Ulrick, Win Schubert Photography Award

2012: Finalist in the Perth ‘Uncover' Photographic award with her Into the Light series.

2011: Finalist in the Perth ‘Uncover' Photographic award with her Deep Woods series.

2010: A fourteen page feature article of Kaye's photographic work in the UK based Silvershotz Photographic Journal.

Collections

Mater Hospital Collection (Brisbane) and other private collections throughout Australia and New Zealand.