As seen on TV - collage 2010

Bernie Slater

My work focuses on political and social issues. A lot of my work involves defacing surfaces such as magazines, advertising and packaging through drawing and printmaking, but I also work with photography, digital media, sculpture and using found and new objects. 

I grew up in Canberra’s punk scene of the 90’s, where I developed an appreciation for cheeky mischief, self publishing and Do-It-Yourself culture. I've exhibited widely in many locations across Australia, and have been featured in art journals such as Art Monthly Australia, Artlink, Imprint and Australian Art Collector. 

I'm currently the coordinator of Visual Arts at Canberra Institute of Technology, as well as working on my independent art practice. You may have also come across me speaking about the creative benefits of mischief at art education conferences.

I also play in an acoustic folk/punk band called Click Cult.