Art biography & Contact

2020

  • (Upcoming) joint exhibition at Heathcote Gallery and Museum (June 2020).

2019

Awards / achievements / development

  • (Upcoming) presenting an academic paper at the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand conference hosted by the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Presented artist talk and research at SymbioticA, University of Western Australia (UWA).
  • Presented an academic paper at the Art in the Anthropocene conference at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Abiotica exhibition (see below) reviewed by Emily Green in Grok Magazine.
  • Casual employee for the Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) as art installation staff: installing Other Suns, Revealed, Idols, and Animaze.

Solo shows

  • Abiotica (July 2019), Paper Mountain, Perth. download catalogue
  • Abiotica (May 2019), Quarter Gallery, Perth.

2018

Awards / achievements / development

  • Selected and published in the book To The Mountains edited by Laurence Fearnley and Paul Hersey, a collection of the best New Zealand alpine writing over the past 150 years.
  • Presented academic paper in the Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry (MCASI) Directions & Destinations 2018 conference.
  • Accepted PhD Scholarship offer by Curtin University.
  • Casual employee for the Fremantle Arts Centre as art installation staff: installing Print Awards, Semiconductor, Rachael Dease | Like Embracing Ice, Sensual Nature, Revealed, and In Cahoots.
  • Contracted by Perth Festival and Fremantle Arts Centre to install the exhibition for Latai Taumoepeau.

Group shows

  • Heathcote Select, curated by Jana Braddock at Heathcote Gallery and Museum.
  • Speculative Nature / Spatial Nature, exhibited with Alira Callaghan, Quarter Gallery.
  • Staff Room, Fine Art Exhibition, exhibited with Curtin University fine art staff and PhD students at Edwin Millen House.

2017

Awards / achievements / development

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (First Class Honours) at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
  • 2017 Humanities Honours Fine Art Studio Award for highest course weighted average for the Humanities Honours program.
  • Nominated for Hatched: National Graduate Fine Art Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), (although not shortlisted by PICA).
  • Artist’s assistant to Dr Perdita Phillips on her We Must Catch Up exhibition at Paper Mountain, Perth.
  • Artist’s assistant to Dr Andrew Sunley Smith on his Carbon Supremacy installation at Fremantle Arts Centre.
  • Artist’s assistant to Trevor Richards on his Public Road Commission, Bentley.

Group shows

  • Leonora Art Prize, screening experimental film.
  • Pay Me at Smart Casual, Fremantle.
  • Curtin University Art Degree Show.

2016

Awards / achievements / development

  • Received Bachelor of Arts Degree (Fine Art) from Curtin University, Perth Australia.
  • Nominated for Hatched: National Graduate Fine Art Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), (although not shortlisted by PICA).
  • Selected for Curtin Razor, best of the Curtin University, Screen Arts graduates, screened at the Cygnet Theatre.

Group shows

  • South Perth Emerging Artist Award.
  • Home Open a Curtin University third year exhibition.
  • 30×30 a Curtin University exhibition.
  • Fake or fortune a Curtin University sculpture exhibition.
  • Curtin University Art Degree Show.

2015

Awards / achievements / development

  • Head of School’s commendation for academic performance at Curtin University’s School of Design and Art.

Group shows

  • Absolute Kunst a Curtin University second year sculpture exhibition.

CONTACT

Rob Kettels
Perth
Western Australia
M: +61 (0) 439385484
E: robertkettels@hotmail.com

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