Tamara Dean is a critically acclaimed photo media artist. Her practice explores our connection to nature and fragility of the environment.
Dean explains the series Endangered (2018) “is a reframing of the notion of ourselves as human beings – mammals in a sensitive ecosystem, as vulnerable to the same forces of climate change as every other living creature. The difference being that the power and responsibility lies with us”.
In 2018 Dean was commissioned to create In Our Nature for the Adelaide Biennale. She has won the Goulburn Art Prize, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award; Meroogal Women’s Art Prize; Olive Cotton Award.
Her work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia; Parliament House Art Collection; Art Gallery of South Australia; Mordant Family Collection; Artbank; Balnaves Collection; and Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York.