Belgian photographer Wouter Van de Voorde started out as a painter in his homeland before discovering that photography offered him more of the creative freedom and opportunity for introspection than his original medium. Since taking up photography he’s exiled himself to Australia where he uses his outsider status as a driver for creative expression, exploring the quirks and nuances of Australian culture and landscape in the hope of creating a sense of belonging through his work.
by James Cartwright for It's Nice That
Wouter lives and works in Canberra, Australia
Limited edition pictures are for sale for inquiries mail to woutervandevoorde[at]gmail.com
photo by Hladky
2018 Points Of View, The Photography Room, Canberra
2017 EDGE at Australian National University, Canberra
2014 'Bain Marie', at Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
2013 'FYSHWICK', at Manning Clark House, Canberra (fyshwick blog)
2013 'On This Site' at Kaori Gallery curated by Lee Grant, Canberra
2012 'Twelve Months' at The Photography Room, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia
2010 'Paysage Fictionnel / Fictief Landschap', Sint-Gillis, Brussels, Belgium - Photography
2015 Australia Felix at 44Gallery, Brugge, Belgium
2015 (Hume) Sunrise at Colour Factory part of Photobook Melbourne
2012 '15' at The Photography Room, Queanbeyan, Australia (promo-clip)
2010 Arenberg, Brussels, Belgium - Photography
2004 ‘Wouter Van de Voorde’, Kunst-Zicht, Ghent, Belgium - Mixed Media
2003 ‘2 x Niets’ Vooruit Ghent, Belgium - Installation
2016 Interview by Eleanor Scott for Paper Sea Magazine
2015 Mad Max’s Disciples, photo essay for New York Times magazine
2015 Fear and Emptiness in Small-Town Australia, feature/interview by Emma Do for VICE magazine
2015 Interview and feature on The Adventure Handbook
2015 WASTELAND, self published book with Jamie Hladky and William Broadhurst
2015 Interview on Urbanautica by Talia Smith
2015 Interview on Wavepool
2014 (Hume) Sunrise on Juxtapoz
2014 Featured in Papersafe magazine (Boston based), Cover + 15 of my shots inside > link
2014 (Hume) Sunrise on Booooooom
2014 (Hume) Sunrise on Mutantspace.
2014 (Hume) Sunrise on Routecollective
2014 New Normal on It's Nice That.
2013 Selection of New Normal published in Der Greif magazine.
2013 'New Normal' featured in the first edition of the Sydney based Try Hard magazine.
2013 Interview feature on Hungry Ghost Collective
2013 Radio Interview on 666 ABC on FYSHWICK exhibition (link)
2013 Presentation at PhotoAccess in Canberra video: part 1 - part 2
2013 Cover for The Victorian Writer
2013 Feature/Cover What Hype magazine.
2012 Interview by Rebecca Harkins-Cross for Treadlie Magazine (link)
2012 ' Looking for alternative narratives' by Gillian Freeman for The Canberra Times (link)
2012 Interview on Curator is Present (link)
2011 '15' fifteen C-prints in handmade folio-box
2011 Feature in SNOR-magazine (Belgian photography magazine)
2011 Interview by Xavier Bichon for SBS Radio (link)
2011 Featured on urbanautica.com (link)
2010 Interviewed by Jan Bosteels for Focus (Dutch photomagazine)
2010 Interviewed by Jan Desloover for De Standaard (Belgian newspaper)