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Kate Baker | Nijinsky @ The Arts Centre

from the series Nijinsky and the Ecstasy of the Divine

Kate Baker’s solo exhibition ‘Nijinksy and the Ecstasy of the Divine’ will be exhibited at The Arts Centre, Melbourne from 3 – 18 September 2016. This exhibition coincides with the Australian Ballet’s performance of ‘Nijinsky: A ballet by John Neuemeier’.

This body of work was inspired by Nijinsky, the genius Polish/Russian dancer from the early 20th century who changed the face of dance for ever.  A collaboration with Aleix Martinez, soloist of the Hamburg Ballet, this work explores the creative essence that drove Nijinsky.

“People must not think me.  I must be understood through feeling” – Vaslav Nijinsky

Kate Baker is an Australian fine art photographer. During 2003-2004 Kate studied at the Australian Centre of Photography, with further studies under master printer Gordon Undy, a former student of both Paul Caponigro and George Tice. Since 2005 Kate has exhibited in galleries in Australia and Europe. Her work is held in collections in Australia, the US and Europe. 2008 saw publication of her first book Fridays at Oasis, a series of portraits, to critical acclaim, with a work from this series a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award for Portraiture the same year. Kate has representation in New York, Berlin and Melbourne.

Kate uses black and white film with a range of small, medium and large format cameras. Handcrafted gelatin silver prints are made by the artist in her darkroom in the Yarra Valley.