DANIEL KNEEBONE

Melbourne photographic Artist

If there is one thing I've developed over two decades photographing artworks and objects for auction houses Christies and Sotheby's, it's an obsessive eye for detail and composition.

I've photographed an enormous and diverse range of amazing objects over the years, and during that time my technical skills have been honed to a level bordering on military precision.  Or maybe closer to OCD...

But what I've found missing throughout this experience is the ability to express myself creatively.

Consider this my outlet.

I think the art of Burlesque so resonated with me because it's completely unrestrained - when there are no rules the creative possibilities are endless.

Femme Magnifique is my first major photographic art based series although I'm continuing to explore live performance art and the vaudeville scene I will be releasing a whole new series of works over the coming year.

The Femme Magnifique Series has accumulated a series of awards and exhibitions as well as being in a host of publications from the Weekend Australian to Italian magazine Panarama.

EXHIBITIONS

2018   Studio B Gallery Group Photographic Exhibition
2018   Contemporary Art Awards On-line Exhibition
2017   Jackman Gallery - Solo Exhibition Femme Magnifique
2017   Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2017   Tall, Dark & Art - Burlesque, Let Me Tease Group Exhibition
2016   Linden Gallery Postcard Show
2015   Vox Populi Art Gallery for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2015   Ballarat Cabaret Festival, Mining Exchange

AWARDS

2018   Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Gold & 1 Silver Distinction
2017   Third Place - International WPPI Second Half Awards Contemporary Portrait
2017   International WPPI Second Half Awards - 2 Silvers
2017   Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silvers
2017   International WPPI First Half Awards - 4 Silvers
2017   Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2017   Third Highest score Portrait Division Victorian Professional Photography Awards -
           1 Gold, 1 Silver Distinction & 2 Silvers
2016   Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2016   Australian Professional Photography Awards - 3 Silvers
2016   Victorian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silver Distinction & 2 Silvers
2015   Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2015   Winner of the Best Image of Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe Festival
2015   Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silver Distinction & 1 Silver

PUBLICATIONS (MAIN)

2018 AIPP Journal, August, Issue 264, page 13 illustration

2017 August 'Ethereal Beauty' featured in Italy's PanoramaMagazine. Panorama is a Life Style     Magazine, it has the largest magazine circulation in Italy.

2017 August 12th ‘Ethereal Beauty’ was illustrated in the Weekend Australian as part of the  story of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, titled ‘Fields of Gold’.

2017 Alt Life Magazine Cover and feature article.

2015 September 13th Ballarat - The Courier   https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3344798/foto-gallery-goes-on/

http://www.ideaaustralia.com/2017/08/15566/

 

DANIEL IS REPRESENTED BY THE JACKMAN GALLERY IN VICTORIA and THE CONTEMPORARY ART AWARDS IN QUEENSLAND 

The Jackman Gallery has established itself in St Kilda as one of Melbourne’s major contemporary art galleries. The gallery represents a select group of established painters, sculptors and photographers, sourcing some of Australia’s most innovative emerging and established talents.
I have been represented by Jackman Gallery since 2015.

Contemporary Art Awards is an online art award, mentoring and editing service, based in the district of Brisbane. The aim of this business is to support emerging artists in their early careers. Dr Julie Rees head of the Contemporary Art Awards works with Daniel Kneebone in a mentoring role as well as representing his work through On-line sales on the Contemporary Art Awards website.