Artist CV

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Paul Batt

1977 - Born Melbourne, Vic. Australia.

Education :

2008 - PhD Candidate, Fine Art (Photography) Monash University.

2007 - Research semester at the Hochschule Darmstadt (H-Da), 2007 Germany (under Prof. Kris Scholz)

2006 - Master of Fine Art- Research (Photography) Monash University (Transferred to PhD)

2002 - Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Photography) Royal Melbourne Institue of Technology (RMIT)

1997 - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography), Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), The University of Melbourne.

Solo Exhibitions :

2013 - 'A Single Line', Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2012 - 'Escalator Portrait series', Queensland Centre For Photography (QCP), Brisbane, Australia.

2009 - 'Mountain Portraits series 2007-09', Shifted, Melbourne, Australia.

2008 - 'Service Station Portraits 2006-08', Shifted, Melbourne, Australia.

2006 - 'Untitled (Journals 2005)' Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne, Australia.

2004 - 'Mixed Business', Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne, Australia.

2003 - 'Untitled Spaces', The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) Melbourne, Australia.

Selected Group Exhibitions :

2014

‘Either Side’, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

‘China’, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura, Australia.

'Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2014'. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia.

‘Formality’ Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne Australia.

2013

‘Allot’ Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne Australia.

'Current Tendencies', Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

'Slide Night #2' Rae & Bennett/Westspace, Melbourne, Australia.

‘Circle Work,’ Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne Australia.

‘China’, Hum Salon, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand.

‘Static Shift’, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

‘CLIP Award’, The Perth Centre for Photography (PCP) Perth, Australia.

2012

'Pingyao International Photography Festival' (PIP) Pingyao, China.

'Territory', Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

'On This Site', Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura, Australia.

'The Underdog', Five Walls Projects, Melbourne, Australia.

'FutureGen 2012', John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia.

'Us and Them', Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne, Australia.

'Collective', The Perth Centre for Photography (PCP) Perth, Australia.

2011

'Trocadero Fundraising Exhibition and Auction', Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne, Australia.

2010

'Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2010', Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia. (Finalist)

'Captured, Collected, Categorised' The Australian Centre For Photography (ACP) Sydney, Australia.

'The Outsider', Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne Australia.

2009

'Wallpaper 09' Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne Australia.

‘Negotiating Space’ ACGA Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.

'CCP Documentary Photography Award 2009', Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne, Australia. (Finalist)

'Session', Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne Australia.

‘Photofigure’ Michael Koro Galleries, Melbourne, Australia.

Trocadero Fundraising Exhibition and Auction, Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne Australia.

'Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2009', Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia.(Finalist)

'11th Annual Fundraising Exhibition and Auction.' Monash Gallery of Art (MGA), Melbourne, Australia.

2008

'Wallpaper 08' Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne Australia.

'William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2008' Monash Gallery of Art (MGA), Melbourne, Australia. (Finalist)

'The Collection' Shifted, Melbourne, Australia.

2007

‘Display Model* Actually Product May Vary’, Shifted, Melbourne, Australia.

‘Vote 4 Art’ Fund Raising Auction, Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne, Australia.

2005

'Exposure' Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne, Australia.

'Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2005', Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia. (Finalist)

'Why would you want to show here?' Trocadero Arts space, Melbourne, Australia.

2004

'Fair Game: Art and Sport' The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Melbourne, Australia.

'Two points In Time', PIC Alumni Exhibition, Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2003

'Nikon Summer Salon' The Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia.

'Multi Grammy Award Winning' TCB/Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

'Bong On 03' Bus Gallery Melbourne, Australia.

'Stellar CCP Fundraising Auction', The Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia.

2002

'Viewing The Unseen', RMIT Graduate Exhibition first Site Gallery RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

'Summer Salon', The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne, Australia.

2000

'Photo Technica New Australian Photo-Artist Awards', The Australian Centre For Photography (ACP) Sydney, Australia. (Finalist)

'Blink' The Australian Centre For Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, Australia.

'Mediums & Dimensions' VCA Graduate Exhibition, Span Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

'Proud 2000', VCA Gallery/University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Awards & Prizes :

2014 - 'The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2014'. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia. (Finalist)

2013 - CLIP Award, The Perth Centre for Photography (PCP) Perth, Australia. (Finalist)

2012 - Winner 'FutureGen 2012' Award. John Curtin Gallery (FotoFreo) Perth, Australia.

2010 - 'The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award'. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia. (Finalist)

2009 - ‘CCP Documentary-Photography Award’ The Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. (Finalist)

2009 - 'The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2009'. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia. (Finalist)

2008 - ‘William and Winifred Bowness Photograpy Prize 2008’ Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne. (Finalist)

2007 - Monash University Research Travel Grant. Department of Fine Art (Photography) Monash University.

2007 - Tuition Grant from the Fachhochschule Darmstadt (FH-Da), Darmstadt, Germany.

2005 - The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2005, the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia. (Finalist)

2003 - Winner Nikon Summer Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP). Melbourne, Australia.

2002 - Artistcare Prize, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne, Australia.

2000 - ‘Photo Technica New Australian Photo-Artist Awards’, Australian Centre For Photography (ACP) Sydney. (Finalist)

1999 - YouthPix Award, The City Of Glen Eire Arts Complex, Melbourne, Australia.

Professional Positions & Collaborations :

Curatorial Advisor, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery (MPG) Mildura, Australia.

Sessional Photography Lecturer, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 2008-12.

Committee Member, Trocadero Arts Space, Melbourne Australia. 2011-12

Contributing writer to website Feature Shoot.

Photographer for Brendan Lee (video artist)

Contribution to performance artist Danielle Freakley's Artist Running Space 2006

Assistant to Matthew Sleeth (photographer) 2003

Artist Talks & Guest Lectures:

Deakin University.

Westspace.

Photographic Studies Collage (PSC)

Auckland Festival of Photography

Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. (PIP)

John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University.

Edmund Pearce Gallery.

Monash University.

Australian Centre for Photography (ACP)

The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Victorian University of Technology (VUT)

Photographic Imaging Collage (PIC)

Selected Publications & References :

John Walsh & Natasha Bullock “Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2014” Exhibition Catalogue, p.2 2014.

Andrew Buchanan & Lucy Guernier (editors) "Stolen" Book, p.15 & index 2014.

Dan Rule "Paul Batt - A Single Line" Your Weekend: In the Galleries, The Age, Life & Style. p.5 31/08/2013.

Amy Marjoram "Lost & Left" Excerpt Magazine p.3, 66-68 & 92 Issue 5 2013.

Victoria Garnons-Williams "Queensland Centre for Photography - Exhibition Catalogue" p.6 & cover, Sept-Oct, 2012.

Caroline von Courten (editor) "Foam International Photography Magazine - 'What's Next?" Supplement p.6, issue 4/4 Fall 2011.

Anne Marsh "Surveillance Art: Genre and Political Action" Artlink - Art & Surveillance issue. p.55-57, Vol 31 no. 3 2011.

Anne Marsh "LOOK. Contemporary Australian Photography Since 1980" Book, p.12, 231 & index 2010.

John Walsh & Judy Annear “Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2010” Exhibition Catalogue, p.6 2010.

Naomi Cass "CCP Documentary Photography Award 2009" Exhibition Catalogue, p.2, 8, 9 & 30. 2009

Ashley Crawford "Everyone Is a Suspect" Photofile #86, p.54-59 March-June 2009.

John Walsh & Naomi Cass “Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2009” Exhibition Catalogue, p. 2009.

Robert Nelson "A Small Measure of Menace" The Age, p.19 07/05/08.

Brendan Lee (issue editor) “Don’t Flick That Switch” Photofile #74 p.4 & cover image (with B. Lee) Winter 2005

Mischa Merz “Space to Grow’ Herald-Sun, p.61 03/08/2005

John Walsh & Alistair Foster “Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2005” Exhibition Catalogue, p.2 2005.

Lou Weis, “Hard Waste” Cat Magazine. no.105 p.33 2004

Lily Hibberd “Un-Editorial, The Histrionics”, Un-Magazine, no. 1 p.2 & cover June 2004

Anonda Bell “Fair Game, Art + Sport” Exhibition Catalogue. National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) p.5, 11 & 12 2003-04

Mireille Juchau, “The Adaptable, Ethical Artist-Technician” Realtime, no.56 p.39 Aug.-Sep. 2003

Janice McCulloch (editor) “Profiles” Art Almanac p.129 June 2003.

Tessa Dwyer “Director’s Report” Flash, p.2, 4 & cover image Feb – May 2003

Peter Hunter “2003 Nikon Summer Salon Winners” Australian Photography, p11 may 2003

Lucinda Strahan, “The List”, Melbourne. no. 007 p.110 May 2003

Felicity Allen “Snappers Out in Force” Herald-Sun p.54 11/02/2003

Larissa Hjorth, “About The CD-Rom” Gloss, no.3 p.16 & on accompanying CD 2002

Felicity Loughrey “Batt Mobile” Black & White, no. 51 p.10 April 2001

Alexi Glass “Photo Technica Award” Photofile, #62 p.59 April 2001

Charlotte Day & Francisco Fisher “Photo Technica Award, New Australian Photo-Artists 2000” Exhibition Catalogue, The Australian Centre For Photography (ACP) p.3 & 6 2000

Victorian Collage of the Arts “Graduate Exhibition 2000” Catalogue p.131 2000

Collections :

Queensland Centre For Photography (QCP), Brisbane, Australia.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) Melbourne, Australia.

Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Numerous Private collections.