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Bernie Kaye
Rapture, 2021

Bernie Kaye - Rapture, 2021

 

Bernie is a largely self-taught photographer who first came to pick up the camera more than five years ago with the desire to document the diverse array of street art around the city here in Melbourne and its suburbs.

 

Not long after this she has started to explore the rural life; the abandoned objects sitting in fields or under trees wrapped up with their unique memories of people now long gone and often forgotten.  Her approach is based on the practice of Urbex or Urbexing , short for Urban Exploration, which is exploration of abandoned sites, structures and ruins in the man-made environment, often documented through photography, video or drone footage.

 

These bold images draw you into a time capsule of lost memories coated with layers of dust and wrapped up in cobwebs as she explains:

 

My very first ‘explore’ was as a child of some dilapidated tobacco kilns in country Victoria, I would have been around ten years old spending the day with my dad. This memory and excitement of exploring the forgotten sparked a curiosity and passion that has led me into a dusty, remote and sometimes risky world filled with derelict homes, forgotten farms, and paddocks with rusted cars, buses, trains and yes - even aeroplanes. Rapture

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Rapture: Noun, a feeling of intense pleasure or joy

 

 

Bernie Kaye Instagram: @seetheworldasone

A room brochure with a list of all exhibited works can be found here.....

Bernie Kaye

Rapture, 2021

Atrium Promenade
Level 35

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

June - August 2021

Bernie Kaye, Self Portrait - Soul Free

Bernie Kaye, Self Portrait - Soul Free

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye, Self Portrait - Fading Away

Bernie Kaye, Self Portrait - Fading Away

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye, Self Portait - Solo Performance

Bernie Kaye, Self Portait - Solo Performance

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Bed Time Stories

Bernie Kaye - Bed Time Stories

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Lost Souls

Bernie Kaye - Lost Souls

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Hush Little Baby

Bernie Kaye - Hush Little Baby

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Upright

Bernie Kaye - Upright

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Netflix or Stan

Bernie Kaye - Netflix or Stan

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Charlie's Place

Bernie Kaye - Charlie's Place

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Tucker Time

Bernie Kaye - Tucker Time

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Crafty

Bernie Kaye - Crafty

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Morning Coffee

Bernie Kaye - Morning Coffee

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Grand Sonata

Bernie Kaye - Grand Sonata

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Rolling Hills

Bernie Kaye - Rolling Hills

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Stacked

Bernie Kaye - Stacked

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Blue Skys And Sunshine

Bernie Kaye - Blue Skys And Sunshine

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Daisy Fields

Bernie Kaye - Daisy Fields

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Route 32

Bernie Kaye - Route 32

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Sunset Reflection

Bernie Kaye - Sunset Reflection

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

Bernie Kaye - Bugged

Bernie Kaye - Bugged

From the exhibition Rapture, 2021, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins