/ / Artist Bios 2021

Kirsten Baade creates vivid and engaging art. Her work includes kinetic and illuminated installations as well as murals and sculptures. Her colourful pieces are often based around patterns and perceptual experiences. She has a degree in robotics engineering and she incorporates these skills into her creative practice.

Kirsten has produced work for festivals and organisations including SWELL Sculpture Festival, Vivid Sydney, BIGSOUND Festival, Taco Bell, Brisbane Canvas and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.


2021 SWELL ARTWORK – Bin Chicken, Kirsten Baade

This sculpture is built out of reclaimed rubbish as an ode to Bin Chickens and a reminder of the impacts of habitat destruction.

Bin Chickens AKA Ibises are an Australian icon. Their dirty feathers, leathery heads and pointy beaks can be seen scrounging through trash and stealing chips.

Despite their poor reputation, ibises haven’t always been “filthy trash birds”. Native to Australian wetlands, they have been forced into our city environments due to urban development. Scavenging from bins and landfills is one way that ibises adapt to survive.


Instagram: @kirstenbaade

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.