Thursday, January 27, 2000

Kirsten Bradley - CV

Born: 1977 - Kiama, Australia
Lives and works in Windeyer, NSW Australia

Kirsten works across a diverse range of forms and mediums, from interactive new media works to sculpture. Her concerns continue to centre around natural patterning, the environment, and the changing perceptions of public and community space.

Her background in technology-based art has seen her produce large-scale interactive projection works as part of the collective Cicada for Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Federation Square in Melbourne, and City of Adelaide, to name but a few. More recently, the influence of an ongoing mentorship with celebrated Australian artist Fiona Hall has seen Kirsten’s work start to incorporate elements of object-making and sculpture into her publicly-situated works.

Bachelor of Music (honors) University of Western Sydney 2000

Solo exhibitions + projects
2008 About, above FirstDraft Gallery + various public spaces, Sydney, Australia
2007 Studied Natures Westspace Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Saltmilk and other wonders IASKA Gallery, Kellerberrin, Australia

Selected group exhibitions + projects
2008 Sky is Falling Sydney Laneways Projects, Sydney
2008 Ergas, Ergo Silvershot, Melbourne
2007 New Nature Govett-Brewster Gallery, Aotearoa New Zealand
2007 Trio Other Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada
2007 Miniature Other Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada
2006 MOB Great Hall, Meat Market, Melbourne, Australia
2005 3 Feather Nest ACMI, Melbourne, Australia
2004 The Crossing Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea
2004 Amensal City of Adelaide, Australia
2004 2020 vision Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
2003 Dancetracks #1 + #4 Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
2003 Primavera Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2002 Audiovision Ocean, London, United Kingdom
2002 Trolley Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2002 Birdcage Electrofringe, Newcastle, Australia

2008 Solar-Powered Planetarium Sydney Observatory, Sydney
2007 Litter Govett-Brewster Gallery, Aotearoa New Zealand
2007 Microclimates Govett-Brewster Gallery, Aotearoa New Zealand
2004 Amensal Luminosity Commissions / City of Adelaide
2004 2020 vision SBS 20th anniversary, Melbourne
2003 Re_Squared Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney / City of Sydney
2002 Birdcage Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle

2008 FirstDraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2007 Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada
2005 IASKA, Kellerberrin, Australia
2004 Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea

Grants + awards
2007 Media Art Mentorship with Fiona Hall: Experimenta / Australia Council for the Arts -Inter-Arts
2007 Marketing Grant: NAVA
2006 Banff Residency: Banff Centre for the Arts / Australia Council for the Arts - Inter-Arts
2005 Research and Development Grant: Australia Council for the Arts - New Media
2005 Project Grant: City of Melbourne
2004 New Work Grant: Australia Council for the Arts - New Media

Ergas Collection, Australia
Sydney Observatory, Australia
Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada
Govett-Brewster Gallery, Aotearoa New Zealand

Selected bibliography
2007 New Nature Rhana Devenport / Govett-Brewster Publications
2006 The Swarming Crowd Rhana Devenport / Realtime Arts #72
2005 Luminosity Samara Mitchell / Filter #58
2004 New bodies in the House Gail Priest / Realtime Arts #49
2003 Primavera: the cinematic city Gail Priest / Realtime Arts #58
2002 Electrofringe 2002: Art and other dirty words Gail Priest / Realtime Arts #42

2006-2008 Re_Planted – small songs unearthed by weeding: PICA + National Tour
2005 3 Feather Nest: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
2004 Eyes for Other Skies: Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

2008 Microclimates: Adelaide Carclew Arts / Urban Art Pod, Adelaide SA
2007 Microclimates: Govett-Brewster Gallery, Aotearoa New Zealand
2006 Site+Sound: Electrofringe Festival, NSW
2005 Surface Tension: Australian Network of Art and Technology / City of Adelaide, SA
2005 Animated Journeys: IASKA, WA
2004 Light on Surface: Hobart Fringe Festival, TAS

Detailed documentation and video excerpts of all projects are archived at and, for Cicada projects,

Contact information
Email: kirsten AT -- Web:
Landline: +61 2 6373 7763
Mail: 1466 Campbells Creek Road, Windeyer NSW 2850 Australia