Kristen Halkett is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer and photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work often refers to the connection of identity and environment and she regularly exhibits works in both solo and group shows.
Locally, Kristen is known for her bespoke jewellery and ceramic worke. A small range of this work is available in the online shop.
Kristen's process is driven by ideas and exploration, which leads to a varied practice. With a background in photomedia and painting, her oeuvre has expanded in recent years to include a variety of mediums such as ceramics, eco-dyeing, embroidery and printmaking.
Photography and Design
With a great deal of experience in photography and digital processing, Kristen has taken on a wide range of freelance projects, including events, product photography, archival and collection documentation and portraiture.
For the last few years she has also taught photography and digital editing workshops to small groups. Previous clients include educational institutions, freelance photographers, designers, libraries and Craft Victoria. These workshops are tailored to the students of all abilities - please get in contact for more information.
The KH Shop
In the Shop you will find a small range of original and limited edition art work, prints, jewellery and ceramics, all made by Kristen Halkett.
Shipping information can be found here.
Being 100% handmade – with multiple processes going into each item – slight imperfections are normal. Maker-marks add to the unique character of the piece, and are a feature of handmade work.
More information about materials and caring for objects can be found on the About Materials page.
SMALL!, fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne VIC
Render, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
Treasure, Toorak Village Art Walk, Toorak VIC
It's Raining Cats and Dogs, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza VIC
Obscura, Motor Works Gallery, Melbourne VIC
Billilla Bayside Artist in Residence, Brighton VIC
Hellkat Designs, in.cube8r Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
The End Of The World Can Wait, Trocadero Artspace, Footscray VIC
Monument (solo exhibition), Trocadero Artspace, Footscray VIC
Trocadero Art Auction, Trocadero Artspace, Footscray VIC
Monument (solo exhibition), Latrobe Regional Gallery, Gippsland VIC
Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy VIC
Gippsland's Creative Waste, ARC Yinnar, Gippsland VIC
Archival Project, Palazzo Vai, Prato ITALY
Do You Speak English? (solo exhibition), LINK SPACE, Melbourne VIC
Between the Masks, MADCube Gallery, Melbourne VIC
The Recessionista Collection (performance), Melbourne VIC
Awards and Residencies
WASPS Artist in Residence, Scotland
Bayside Artist in Residence, Billilla Mansion, Brighton VIC
Winner, Dick Bishop Memorial Prize for an Emerging Artist, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Gippsland VIC
Most Inventive Exhibit, Gippsland's Creative Waste, ARC Yinnar, Gippsland VIC
Palazzo Vaj, Monash University Prato, ITALY
Bayside Design Market, Billilla Mansion, Brighton VIC
MADCube Gallery, Melbourne VIC