Chloe Bartram, founding member of Lumina Collective, is a photographic artist and visual narrator nestled between the Little and Great Sandy Deserts in Western Australia. Using the conventions of social documentary and photography, Chloe endeavours to explore the idiosyncratic nature of the human condition, create new perspectives on the Aussie outback and bring the lived experiences of women to the centre of discussion.
2016 – Graduate Certificate in Human Rights, Curtin University
2014 – Bachelor of Photography with First Class Honours, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2010 – 2013 – Bachelor of Photography (Major: Photojournalism, Minors: Documentary Practice, Text Journalism) Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2013 – Queensland Centre of Photography Mentorship Program
Lumina Collective Launch, SUNStudios (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women Exhibition, Brightspace (St Kilda, AUSTRALIA)
Lumina Collective Launch, Black Eye Gallery (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
The Walkley Foundation 2015 Storyology National Slide Night, The Metcalfe Auditorium – State Library of New South Wales (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
2015 Photo Annual Awards, Wall Gallery – Teplice (Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC)
Collective: Exhibition and Auction, Perth Centre of Photography (Perth, AUSTRALIA)
Based on Actual Events: QCA Showcase 2014, Art Prac Studio – Queensland College of Art (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)
Eye see the story: The Blind Pilots Project, Warehouse C (Thessaloniki, GREECE)
2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Dom amen - Bratislava Month of Photography (Bratislava, SLOVAKIA)
2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House (London, UNITED KINGDOM)
2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award Exhibition, The Arts Centre (Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA)
A2B: Queensland Festival of Photography, White Space (Brisbane, AUS)
HomeGrown 2013: an exhibition of recent work by Ipswich artists, Ipswich Art Gallery (Ipswich, AUSTRALIA)
It’s Not You, It’s Me, Queensland College of Art (Brisbane, AUS)
Hope and Dust: Along the Mekong, Gallery on the Lane (Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA)
Hope and Dust: Along the Mekong, Webb Centre Gallery (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)
You don’t know Australia until you know Bourke, Webb Centre Gallery (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)
Innovation, Wesley Mission (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)
Finding Biloela, Art Factory Gallery (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)
Private Collections, AUS
Awards & Achievements
2017 – Finalist for the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women
2015 – ‘Sparkle, baby’ Honourable Mention (M)otion Series, 2015 Annual Photo Awards
2015 – Shortlisted for the The Walkley Foundation 2015 Storyology National Slide Night
2015 - Nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Master Class
2014 – Finalist, 2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.
2014 - 3rd, Professional, Arts & Culture, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.
2013 – Academic Excellence Award, Griffith University, Brisbane Australia.
2013 – St Margaret’s Award and Scholarship for Documentary Practice.
2013 – ‘Mnemonic’ featured in Organ Vida 5 International Photography Festivalcatalogue, Zagreb, Croatia.
2013 – Winner of the Arts Cafe Public Art Project awarded by The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Griffith University and Paradise Point Community Branch, Bendigo Bank.
2013 – ‘Mnemonic’ Finalist and received an Honourable Mention in the 2013 PDN Student Photo Competition
2012 – Academic Excellence Award, Griffith University, Brisbane Australia
2012 – ‘Mnemonic’ finalist in UNCOVER, Perth Centre of Photography 2012.
2012 – ‘Mnemonic’ Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival 2012.
2012 – International Photography Awards Competition:
Honourable Mention in Editorial – Photo Essay and Feature Story for ‘Legacy’
Honourable Mention in Deeper Perspective for ‘Mnemonic’
Honourable Mention in ‘Special: Pets’ for ‘Fragility’.
2012 – Images used in ‘Project Proposal between COPE and the Global Development Group’ Official Report.
Publications & Bibliography
2014 – Follow your dream! I concorsi delle donne-bambine premiato al Sony World Photograph Award 2014 (FOTO), L’Huffington Post, Italy.
2014 - Shortlist Exposed: Chloe Bartram’s “Sparkle, Baby”, World Photography Organisation, United Kingdom
2014 – Worth a look: Chloe Bartram’s Sparkle, baby, DVA Photo, America
2014 – Interview with Sony World Photography Finalist Chloe Bartram, Camera House, Australia
2014 – Interview with photographer: Chloe Bartram, Camera Pro, Australia
2014 – M’boro photojournalist in running for world award, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Australia
2014 – Time: LightBox
2014 - 2014 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award: Catalogue of Works, Gold Coast City Gallery, p. 1
2014 – The Magazine, Issue XI: An Outstanding Contribution to Photography, p. 10 – 17
2014 - ArtPhotoMag, January 2013
2013 - Tonelit, Issue 5
2013 - PDN 2013 Spring Issue, p. 34
2013 - Voyages: Catalogue of Works,The Kiernan Gallery, p. 64
2013 - Organ Vida 5 International Photography Festival: Catalogue of Works, p. 103 – 108
2012 - Light Journeys
2012 - PhotoPhilanthropy
2012 – The Argus: Volume 1
2012 - The Argus, Hope and Dust, Australia