Jacky Redgate immigrated with her family to Adelaide in 1967. She studied at the South Australian School of Art (1976-80), completing postgraduate studies at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, in 1998. In 2006 she was living and working in Sydney and lecturing at the University of Wollongong.

Redgate’s work operates on a number of different registers and between different fields. Her longstanding interest in geometric systems, logic, spatial relationships, optics and codes of representation is explored through a rich interdisciplinary practice, preoccupied with themes of memory and recollection.

Redgate has a 25-year exhibition history, with representation in numerous prestigious national and international exhibitions, including Australian Perspecta (1985, 1987-89) and the Biennale of Sydney (1986, 1988, 1990). During the 1990s, Redgate also exhibited in two major Australian photographic exhibitions in Sydney: 'Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography!’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1996, and 'What is this thing called photography?’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1999). In 1993-94, she participated in 'Looking at Seeing and Reading’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and in 1996-97, 'a la vez Narelle Jubelin at the same time’, Art Gallery of Ontario, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of York University, Canada.

The major exhibition, 'Jacky Redgate: Survey 1980-2003’, was exhibited in Adelaide at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) in 2004; the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2005; and (together with new work) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2005-06.

Jacky Redgate’s many awards include a 12-month Overseas Fellowship Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (1987), where she lived and worked for two years, and a six-month residency at the Power Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (1996-97). She is represented in Australia’s major public galleries, as well as private and corporate collections nationally and internationally. A monograph on her work was published by CACSA in 2005.

Murray-Cree, Laura
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