Tara Gilbee received a BFA in Sculpture at The University of Melbourne VCA in 1996 and is currently undertaking a Masters of Contemporary art also at VCA. Following graduation she initiated a residency at The Royal Melbourne Hospital where she had previously trained as a Nurse. This residency continued for three years and realised an important period of growth and experimentation in her practice.
During this time she formed a collaborative relationship with Lauren Berkowitz and produced video, photographic works and site specific installations both at the Hospital and as part of the Bridge IV project. Lauren and Tara also co curated the ‘respond red or blue’ exhibition featuring a number of significant artists for the Melbourne International Arts Festival 1998. During this period individual artworks were created within the hospital radiology department utilising a unique approach to the Xray process. The Xray work continued for two more years at La Trobe University, Bundoora (Radiology teaching department).
Following this period Tara created opportunities to explore a range of projects around an artistic/collaborative approach based on the theme of ‘the space in between’. Tara’s practice has continued to explore interesting sites and context for making and presenting work with a focus on the interstices of site and practice.
She has worked in collaboration with a range of practioners from video, sound and live arts practices and is a member of Punctum Inc. In her individual works she often engages an underlying psychology that has a dark beauty and entrancing phenomena. Investigating traces, drawing out illusions and textures that create a fascinating new viewing of what is observed.
Tara has a keen sense of experimentation within her methods of practice, drawing on her medical and scientific understanding she applies a range of approaches and knowledge systems. Tara has been awarded a number of arts grants, attended residencies nationally and internationally and is represented in public and private collections.
|1997||Victoria University Graduate Diploma multi- media (1st yr)|
|1996||Victoria College of Arts BA of Fine Arts, Sculpture.|
|1993||FootscrayTAFE.Advanced Certifi cate of Art and Design.|
SELECT GRANTS, COLLECTIONS AND AWARDS
|2012||Mount Alexander Shire Council cultural grant.|
|2011||Professional Development grant Regional Arts Victoria, Inhabit arts residency grant.|
|2010||Cold Iight series (9 panel work) selected for Latrobe Univesity Museum of Art collection.|
|2009||Inhabit artists grant|
|2007||Castlemaine State festival arts sponsorship funding|
|2006||Presentation grant Arts Victoria. Writing & curatorial grant for Allans Walk artistic directorate.|
|2005||Mt Alexander Shire Hospital artistic residency grant. Short listed for Ulrick Portrait prize.|
|2004||RAV and Arts Victoria funding for professional development at CAMAC France.|
|2003||Velvet Light series - Arts Victoria and Mt Alexander Shire Council grants.|
|2002||Darebin Contemporary Art award, acquired by Darebin Council.|
|2000||Shortlisted for 31st Alice art prize. Winner Linden postcard prize.|
|1998||Besen Foundation Grant for exhibition Respond Red or Blue.|
SELECT RECENT PUBLICATIONS
|2011||Wilson, Kent, You must remember this exhibition essay.|
|2010||Hedigan, Anna, Cold Light exhibition essay.|
|2008||Gregg Simon (the space in between) book project Artlink Vol28 no1|
|2007||Rann, Kirsten, ‘Mise en Abime, catalogue Dianne Tanzer Gallery.|
|Turnbull Meredith - exhibition catalogue, VCA, Melbourne.|
|2006||Gilbee Tara, Monkey Chased the weasel, free press, license ccby 2.5|
|2005||Gilbee Tara, 'Geoff Robinson and Jennie Lang' un magazine #6, pg 44.|
|Gilbee Tara, 'undue noise - Remembrance of things past' Real Time August edition.|
|2004||GilbeeTara, ‘Understanding each other’ Anna Finlayson, un magazine #3, pg 60|
|Marwood Tamara, ‘Whats happening in Regional Victoria’, un magazine #2, pg 53|
|Soboslay ZsuZsi, ‘Breathtaking work’, Spinach 7 #5, pg55.|
|Crawford Ashley, Faces, Agenda, The Age, August.|
RESIDENCIES, COLLABORATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
|2011||Inhabit International residency: Abbaye de Noirlac, France (facilitated by Punctum Inc and partnerships).|
|Panel member for Arts Victoria funding (Innovation and Sector partnerships).|
|2007||24hr art residency program NT.|
|2005-06||Allans Walk artistic directorate.|
|2005||Raw Space new media residency QLD.|
|2004||Residency at CAMAC, France.|
|2000||Created the artists working group in.|
|1997-98||Artist residency-The Royal Melbourne Hospital, . Co curated with Lauren Berkowitz, Respond Red or Blue for The Melbourne International Festival, with a range of artists including Nicola Loder, Pat Brassington, Jane Burton, Kate Ellis and Darren Sylvester etc.|
SELECT EXHIBITIONS: SOLO
|2011||You must remember this,Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria.|
|2010||Cold light series, Latrobe Visual Arts Centre, View St, Bendigo.|
|2007||Mise en Abime, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy Melbourne.|
|2004||Velvet Light series III, 24/7 Flinders St Melbourne. Velvet light series II, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne.|
|Velvet light series I, Allans Walk, Bendigo.|
|2002||A Continental Love Affair Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne|
|2000||Figures In/Verse SPAN Galleries, Flinders Lane, Melbourne.|
|Radiolucent Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Melbourne.|
|Transfigurative Illumination ’ First Site Gallery,RMIT,Melbourne.|
|1999||The Omnipotent Eye Platform 2,Melbourne.|
|1998||From Life Linden Gallery, St Kilda,Melbourne.|
SELECT EXHIBITIONS: GROUP
|2014||Transcendental, Gallerie Pavlova, Berlin|
|2014||Frühlings Salon, Gallerie Pavlova, Berlin|
|2014||Double Crossing, White Space, Punctum Inc., Castlemaine|
|2013||*The Elaboratory and the elixir of life, Tutes Cottage, Castlemaine State Festival, VIC|
|2012||C3 Group exhibition Archives C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, VIC.|
|Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat Art Gallery, Ballarat VIC. Josephine Ulrick Photographic Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD.|
|Recent Collections, LUMA (La Trobe University Museum of Art), Bundoora Melbourne.|
|2011||You are here, Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria. You must remember this,Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria.|
|2010||The Enlightenment project, Kyneton Museum, Central Victoria, VIC.|
|I’m dreaming of a french meadow, Inhabit: Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, VIC|
|2009||The black show C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbottsford Convent, Melbourne, VIC.|
|*book project Wagga Wagga Gallery, NSW|
|Deluge Latrobe Visual Arts Centre, 121 View St, Bendigo VIC.|
|Deluge ICU, Punctum Live Arts space, Castlemaine, VIC Big Smoke Blindside Gallery, Melbourne.|
|*book project Townsville, QLD, Latrobe Gallery, Morwell & Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC.|
|Guise with Robert de Saint Phalle (NYC ) online and the cube, Castlemaine, VIC.|
|2007||*book project Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victoria College of the Arts, Melb.|
|*Castlemaine State Festival: 2 collaborative projects, Central Victoria.|
|Chinese Whispers with Andrew Goodman and Poise with Gabrielle Brauer.|
|*3x3=6 degrees of separation'co-curated with Hayley West @ Allans Walk Bendigo and DVAA, NT.|
|Local -Donna Bailey, Carol Wilson and Tara Gilbee at Alluvial Gallery (Jessica Bridgefoot) View St, Bendigo.|
|2006||Free press- book - curated by Sal Randolph Röda Sten contemporary art center in Göteborg, Sweden.|
|ten days ten artists - online project curated project by Louise Rollman.|
|2006||Inner Landscapes Perth Centre for Photography, WA.|
|* Crossing the commonwealth@ Next Wave with Punctum, Melbourne, VIC.|
|Lexicon curated by Martina Copley City Library, Melbourne.|
|2005||Flesh vs Machine, Technikunst Festival, Melbourne, VIC.|
|Influence CAMAC Marnay sur Siene, France.|
|Win Shubert and Josephine Ulrick Portrait prize, finalist Gold Coast Gallery, QLD.|
|2004||Focus #1 3015 ,’ 3015 Centre de Contemporaine, Paris, France.|
|mMa – Clubs, Gertrude St, Fitzroy Melbourne.|
|Faces Curated by Kirsten Rann, Ord Minnett Corporate Space, Melbourne.|
|2003||Compendium curated by Martina Copley, Deakin University, Melbourne VIC
Westspace a4 show, Westspace, Melbourne.
CCAS Contemporary art prize finnalist, Canberra Contemporary Art Space. ACT.
Josephine Ulrick Portrait Prize, ,Tweed Gallery,NSW.
*Space Capsule Bus Galleries, Melbourne,
Julie Millowick Photographic Prize, Castlemaine, VIC.
Urban Spaces curated by Kirsten Rann,Ord Minnett Corporate Space, Melb.
Compendium curated by Martina Copley,Platform, Melbourne.
Darebin Contemporary Art Prize, Bundoora Homestead,Melb.
* old school /new form, Seventh Gallery,Fitzroy, Melbourne.
Momentary Investigations curated by Marisia Lukaszewski, Maroondah Art Gallery.
A Melbourne Summer, Urban Art Posters, Cnr.Victoria,Melbourne.
Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery,St Kilda, Melbourne.
|2001||Nikon prize, Centre Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy,Melbourne.
31st Alice art prize’ Aurulean Cultural Centre,Alice Springs.
Xpunk [Nat&Ali,Starlie Gecki,Michelle Usher & myself ] Citylights, Melbourne.
Immersed [the contemporary body object] curated by Natasha Bullock, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne.
*In the Minds Eye Next Wave Festival, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne.
Blink – Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
|1999||Latrobe Darebin Art Prize Bundoora Homestead, Melb.|
|1998||*Respond Red or Blue, Melbourne International Arts Festival,Royal Melbourne Hospital. Construction in process IV Bridge Project, Melbourne.|
|* all asterix exhibitions are those that I have curated.|