Walter Bakowski (Ophelia) is a graduate of the BA of photography at PSC and is an artist practicing in performance documented through photography, the moving image, the written word and installation. To date, Bakowski’s work explores dialogues between art and spirituality, the sacred and the unseen – discovering the nuances of queer self in practice. Bakowski has been awarded as an exhibiting finalist in the Moran Contemporary Photography Prize and CLIP award. And has been part of numerous group shows at recognized contemporary galleries including; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Perth Centre for Photography, Blindside and Seventh Gallery. Their work is held in private collections across Melbourne, Sydney, Paris and New York City, and in the public collection at the National Library of Australia.
Walter’s 2018 body of work ‘Endure’, has recently been exhibited as part of a selection of group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Centre for Contemporary Photography and a solo show at Alternating Current Art Space, creating discourse around the role of the spiritual ritual in facilitating the act of queering spaces.