Gitte Backhausen

Gitte Backhausen is Danish-born award-winning contemporary artist based in Australia. 

Multidisciplinary in her practice, she explores, questions and expresses the human experience.
Her raw and honest visual language is like a metaphor for the psychological landscape of the mind.

Beauty Runs the Gauntlet

The group exhibition ‘Beauty Runs the Gauntlet’, is a showcase of exceptional female artists residing in the Waverley municipality. In this exhibition, the artists present their perspectives on the human experience, their place within the world and their relationship to environment, community and culture. Coinciding with International Women’s Day, this exhibition aims to celebrate, elevate, and highlight the creativity, diversity, and achievements of local women.

Featuring the work of Elizabeth Day, Gitte Backhausen, Joy Ivill, Kirsten Fredericks, Marisa Purcell, Martine Emdur, Maz Dixon, Rox De Luca, Zorica Purlija. We invite you to join us in celebrating these inspiring women and their contributions to the art world.

Open from 10am-5pm daily, 2 Feb – 17 March 2024.

The Chaos Project

The start of a journey into the investigation, expression and portrayal of chaos in a vast variety of mediums and forms. It includes immersive installations, video works, painting, writing and performance – and that is only the beginning. Make sure you follow me on social media and are signed up to my mailing list to keep in the loop – about all the chaos, and more.

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After almost 20 years of having an art practice, I decided to stir things up...
I am very honoured to have won the inaugural Feel Good Art Prize now showing at Quadrant Gallery, Melbourne

In the Studio with Gitte Backhausen

I welcome you into my art studio, that’s where all the magic happens.

So sit back and I will take you on a tour of my creative space and give you an insight into my processes. Grab a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy 12.35min of behind the scenes insights into my art practice.

A special thanks to Kiama Council for the support to make this video.

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