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To go where life feels emergent

Katie Vajda

Created during winter lockdowns in Sydney, Katie was drawn to the emergent, open space of the beach. Tuning into birdsong and the science of the natural environment on instinctual feelings of safety and wellbeing. In stark contrast to the HK protests witnessed through 2019, where excessive use of tear gas saw birds falling from the sky.

The series was shot over one month, seeking a particular light quality and colour. Compositions were achieved using intentional camera movement coupled with the chaotic choreography of the local bird life.

Painting with light, Katie was seeking beauty through movement, a wild place without boundaries.

Katie has exhibited her work both locally & internationally, winning the HK Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP) 2014 & HK Arts Festival Gold Award for photography 2016. Interested in arts role in society, Katie took on a two year directorship of the HKHRAP, and now practices in Sydney where she recently launched an incubator space @bakermillerpink_gallery


Instagram: @katievajda

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