Image courtesy of the artist, Keiran Butler. Detail from The Birth of Castor and Pollux, 2018. Digital print on cotton pima, quilted King size fitted bed sheet,
107 cm x 203 cm x 50 cm
Image courtesy of the artist. Renate Rienmüller. Lunar Caustic study *12a, 2018. Pigment inkjet print
Image courtesy of the artist. Katherine Rooke. Another fold of the shawl loosened (After ‘To The Lighthouse’), 2018. Inkjet print on photo rag, rayon double knit fabric
Kieran Butler (b. 1992, Nowra, NSW, Australia) is an emerging photographic artist who works across moving and still image, object, and installation. Currently their research looks at applying transgender studies as a methodology for examining non-binary models of contemporary photographic practice, gender identity, and where these two histories might speak to one another. Kieran currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia and holds Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from UNSW Art & Design. They are a finalist in this year's MAMA Art Foundation National Photography (Albury NSW) and most recently has exhibited at BLINDSIDE (Melbourne Vic), with upcoming projects at ANCA (ACT) and Tributary Projects (ACT). Kieran is currently a committee member at Cold Cuts ARI (Petersham, NSW) and General Manager for Arc @ UNSW Art & Design.
Renate Rienmüller (b. 1989, Sydney, NSW, Australia) is an emerging photographic artist who works primarily with traditional photographic processes. Renate’s current work draws attention to the physical makeup of a photograph, exploring and experimenting with the chemical reactions between photochemistry and light. The work challenges the viewers understanding of what a photograph is (materially) and what they recognise and perceive a photograph to be (visually). Renate currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNSW Art and Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from Sydney College of the Arts. Renate has exhibited work in galleries around Sydney and regional NSW and has undertaken two international artist residency programs. Her first solo show ‘Lunar Caustic’ debuted at Suki and Hugh gallery in Bungendore, NSW in July 2017.
Katherine Rooke (b. 1992, Sydney, NSW, Australia) is an emerging photographic artist based in Sydney. Katherine’s current practice meditates upon the nature of self-reflexive photographic practices and the way in which they engage anxieties surrounding the ontology of the photograph. Her works simultaneously form parallels between literature and the photographic medium, drawing upon literary works as a metaphor through which to consider the essence of photography itself. Katherine completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Arts at UNSW Art and Design in 2015 and completed a Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media (Honours) at the University of Technology Sydney in 2016. She has recently exhibited at Interlude Gallery (NSW), Centre for Contemporary Photography (VIC), Wellington St Projects (NSW) and Alaska Projects (NSW) and is currently a committee member at Cold Cuts ARI in Petersham (NSW).