Deb Bain-King artist statement
Underpinning my practice is an interest in how displacement and the severing of connection to the landscape of home is the experience of so many people. This has become a constant in my work.
After working as a socially engaged artist for some time, I have developed an interest in women’s stories of displacement from the environment and places of personal meaning.
Deb Bain-King CV
2011 Graduate Diploma, Art in Public Place, RMIT, Melbourne
2009 Masters in Fine Art, Monash University, Melbourne
2004 Bachelor Fine Art (Painting) Honours, Monash University
2017 Floating, site specific projection, The Booth, Scalloway, Scotland, October 27
Specimen, site specific projection, Little...No BIG, Footscray, March 5
2014 Finding Your Way, window installation, duratrans prints, PS50, RMIT University, March 6
The Soft Stuff, performance and video installation, The Front, November 22
2013 Docklands Articulation, projection and participatory event, The Front, August
2010 People Who Don’t Know Each Other, video, Big Screen, Federation Square, August
2009 Consolations of the Wall, Video Installation, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, October 2008 People Who don’t Know Each Other Stand in a Room: Video installation and participatory
performance, Shifted, Richmond, May
2007 Moments of Possibility and Becoming: Drawing installation, Span, Melbourne, July
2017 Specimen, video projection, little...No BIG, Footscray, March.
2016 Jack’s Magazine, site specific projection, Jack’s Magazine, Maribyrnong, Sept 26
The Commemoration: Select Documents 2, installation, Yonder Art Space, Sept 16
The Arrival, performance, Confluence: Art on Site in Docklands art walk, Melbourne, March
Dear Artist, performance commemorating Yoko Ono, Patricia Todarello, and Lou Molesworth for International Women’s Day, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Melbourne, March
2015 Finding Your Way, large format projection, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, July
Intuizione, street collaboration, projection and performance, West Projections, Footscray
Visiting Paradise, digital print, Cowwarr Art Space, Cowwarr, October
2014 Welcome Home, performance and photography, Spazio Nour, Milan, November 21
2013 An Architecture for Secrets, collaborative installation and participatory event, The Front, Sept
2012 ICONS, Lone Woman, window installation, 10 digital prints on paper, Select Documents,
audience participatory event at opening, Kings ARI, Melbourne, October 19 - November 11
2011 Concern for Nature, Hope for a Beautiful Future, collaborative video and traditional painting
installation with Xianyang Normal University School of Art, China, September 27 - 29.
2010 Wish You Were Here, transmission of video via bluetooth, Trocadero Art Space,
Footscray, June 19 - July 3
2008 From Mao to Now: - Beijing Olympics Cultural Exhibition: Video Installation,
Newington Armory, Sydney, June 28th - September 28th
2007 Dreams of Art Spaces Collected (Projects): Artists in conversation about space.
Project Deutscher Kunstlerbund,Berlin, Sept
2006 Plus Factors: Space Pork Adventures World Record Attempt to Widen
Melbourne’s Narrowest Lane and other events, Australian Centre for Contemporary
Art, Melbourne, March 6th - 13th
2005 Sydney Art on Paper Fair: Emerging Artists Exhibition, Moore Park, Sydney,
Spacepork Adventures: The Collaborative Practice of Shelley Krycer,
Deb Bain-King, Julie Burke, and Jeanette Purkis, Runt, Monash University,
2004 'Suddenly... a Face Melting Solo'. Collaborative video and installation with Damp,
Constructed World, Norma, and Cuckoo, Basekampf, Philadelphia,
2003 Marginalia: Site specific sound installation, responses to Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
2015 Honourable Mention, Gertrude Street Projection Festival
2005 Winner Fresh Emerging Artist Award 2005, Sydney Art on Paper Fair,
2004 Australian Post-graduate Award Scholarship
2018 Ongoing Community Liaison with Little No…BIG Art Space Footdcray
2017 Residency with Workshop and Artist Studio Provision Scotland, The Booth, Shetland Islands
FLOAT - Small Town Transformation Project, Lake Tyers Beach, East Gippsland
Community Liaison with Little…No BIG Art Space, Footscray
Specimen - Little No Big Artist workshop program for primary school children.
Director and curator of The Front, floating entity supporting artists creating art in public
space. Dedicated to site specific, participatory and collaborative art.
Cowwarr Art Space artist residency, Cowwarr, October
2013 - 15 Director and curator at The Front Art Space, participant in Docklands Spaces project,
Harbour Town, Docklands.
2012 Liaised with Cultural Partnerships Australia to link Melbourne artists
with visiting Chinese artists and curators from Kunming and Chongqing, to develop
curator and artist exchange.
2011 RMIT public art project with Xian Yang Normal university, Shaanxi province, China.
Street projection, Tokyo
Hobson’s bay Art in Public Place Program.
Dandenong Market Art in Public Place Program.
2010 Co-curator Forged!, community project to mark the closure of Forges of Footscray.
2007 Red Gate Residency, Beijing.
2002 Space Pork Adventures, collaborative art group
Involved in Commonwealth Games +Plus Factors program, at ACCA, Clubs Project
2014 Curation Projects
My House of Loneliness, Lou Molesworth, installation,The Front, Docklands, Dec 2014
Kids Commission, Keith Wong, Installation, The Front, Docklands, Oct 2014
The Making of Meaning, Anne Bennett, window installation,The Front, Docklands, Sept 2014
Hardcore, Craig Cole, painting on concrete installation, The Front, Docklands, Sept 2014
Concrete Terra, ACAB + Nikk Hertzog,aircon pipe installation, video, The Front, Docklands, Aug 2014
Love is.. Sonia Donellan, stickytape installation, The Front, Docklands, July 2014
Wall to Wall, Bill Bridges, painting installation, co -curator Erica Kurec, The Front, Docklands, May 2014
The Stillness of Absence Riza Manalo, performance, The Front, Docklands, April 2014
River of Mists and Shadows Lou Molesworth & Ben Snaath, installation, performance with
walk, The Front, Docklands, May 2014
Wall Work Patricia Todarello, window installation, The Front, Docklands, Feb 2014
Attempts at Suspension Shelley Krycer, window installation, The Front, Docklands, Jan 2014
2013 The Carbon Cycle Paul Irving, installation reclaimed timber, The Front, Docklands, Nov 2013
Rev Heads Brendan Lee, video installation, The Front, Docklands, Nov 2014
For Time of Time window installation, The Front, Docklands, Oct 2013
Radial Aaron Martin, stripped tyres, video, The Front, Docklands, Oct 2013
Suspended Animation wooden suspension bridge, The Front, Docklands, Sept 2013
An Architecture for Secrets Shelley Krycer, Deb Bain-King, workshops, participatory event,
tissue paper installation, The Front, Docklands, Sept 2013
Falling at Docklands Anne Mirron, installation, video, The Front, Docklands, Aug 2013
2012 Accumulate-Proliferate, Dena Ashbolt, Catherine Clover, Keith Wong, Patricia Todarello
C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford.
Sensation and Fabrication, co curator with David Warnock, Andrew Gutteridge,
Kristin McIver, Paul Yore, Keith Wong
Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds.