Pamela Kleemann-Passi
Photographer & Visual Artist



2019 P J Kool: Dissecting Culture, Cancer & Cloth, Xavier Art Space, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
2017 P J Kool: Dissecting Culture, Cancer & Cloth, St Vincent’s Public Hospital Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Skinned, The Light Gallery, Centre for Creative Photography, Adelaide, South Australia
2011 A Private View – Skinned, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, The Brewery, Buninyong, Vic Australia
2009 Cooked, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham + Cowwar Art Space, Cowwar, Vic Australia
2007 Are YOU Being Served? ANCA Gallery, Canberra, Australia
2005 Hairball Café & Bare Essentials, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Vic Australia
2004 Hairball Café, fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2002 Cooked & Hairball Café, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2000 Who Said Vinyl Is Dead? Centre for Creative Photography, Adelaide, South Australia
1999 Cooked, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Melbourne, Australia
1998 No Place Like Babylon, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1997 Who Said Vinyl Is Dead? 17 Creations Gallery, New York, USA
1997 No Place Like Babylon, Helen Schutt Access Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
1996 Who Said Vinyl Is Dead? Blue Moon, Melbourne, Australia
1988 Portrayal of Women in Advertising Masonic Centre, Sydney, Australia
1984 Photographic Works, Darklight Photographic Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
1981 Colourscape, Exposure Photographic Gallery, Perth, Western Australia


2020Embedded 2020, Flux Gallery, Perth Western Australia
2019Language & Liberty Finalist, Moreland Summer Show/Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Vic Australia
Embedded, Noir Darkroom and Gallery, Coburg, Vic Australia
2018Witnessing Cultural Identities – P J Kool, Head On Photo Festival, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia
2018Concepta, Magnet Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
2018White Dress Narratives (Ventana Latin Fiesta), Frankston Arts Centre, Vic Australia
2017Curtain Call, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2011,16Head-On, Portrait Prize Exhibition (shortlisted), Australian Centre for Photography; Museum of Sydney, Australia
2013Art in Science/Science in Art Award Exhibition, St Vincent’s Public Hospital Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2011Think Tank, Academy Gallery, School of Visual & Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia.
2011St Michael’s Exhibition & Archangel Prize (shortlisted), St Michael’s Grammar School, Melbourne, Australia
2009-11Window Frames, Sydney Road Brunswick Assoc, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia (Winner 2009; Judges commendation 2010)
2006/07Soft To The Touch, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Vic Australia
2006Surface Residue Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2003/05Julie Millowick Acquisitive Photographic Award Exhibition, Castlemaine, Vic Australia
2000Bayagul: speaking up – Contemporary Indigenous Communication Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
1999Seize Vic Health Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Australia
1999Skin – Bare Essentials Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1998Body Object Steps Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1994-2000Summer Salon Exhibitions, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia (judges commendation 1996)
1993/4The Car/The Road – Contemporary Attitudes, The Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta; Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre & touring regional Victoria, Australia
1990/91Double Exposure, Artemis Gallery, Perth & touring regional Western Australia
1990All That Flows Theatre Collaboration, The Performance Space, Sydney, Australia
1988/89Blinded By The Light Theatre Collaboration, Western Australian Theatre Company, Perth, Western Australia
1988Brush With The Lore, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
1987Among The Souvenirs, Festival of Perth Exhibition, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, Western Australia
1986Praxis in Practice, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
1986Western Australian Photographers – 4, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, Western Australia
1984/85Five From The West, Undercroft Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
1982Foto-Fobia, Darklight Photographic Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia


2020Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching, Torrens University Australia (currently enrolled)
2012Diploma of Professional Writing & Editing, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
2008Certificate IV in Small Business Management, Box Hill Institute, Vic, Australia
2005Master of Arts – Photography, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
1979Certificate in Photography, Mt. Lawley Technical College, Perth, Western Australia


2020City of Perth Grant, Embedded 2020 Exhibition, Perth, Western Australia
2012-13Artist-In-Residence, Caritas Christi Hospice, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
 City of Melbourne – Docklands Grant for Nkumba Rumba multi-artform project, Melbourne, Australia
2009Winner Sculpture prize (shared), Window Frames Sydney Road Exhibition, Brunswick, Vic Australia
 Cultural Intersections Artist-in-Residence Grant, Multicultural Arts Vic, Ausdance & City of Yarra for Dance/Photography performance Congo Cuba Nkumba, Melbourne, Australia
2003Research Completion Scholarship, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
1998Shortlisted for Deacon, Graham & James/Arts 21 Award, Melbourne, Australia
1997Pat Corrigan Individual Artist Grant, NAVA
1990Creative Development Grant, WA Dept. for the Arts, Perth, Western Australia
1988SNAP Grant, WA Dept. for the Arts, Perth, Western Australia
1986Creative Development Grant, WA Dept. for the Arts, Perth, Western Australia


Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, Perth, Western Australia
St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Vic Australia
State Library of Western Australia
Guy Grey-Smith Memorial Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia


Wales, Louisa 2020, “A quiltessential companion”, Time Out, Subiaco Post, 29 February p71
Embedded 2020 Catalogue, Flux Gallery, Perth, Western Australia 2020
Embedded Catalogue Essay, Noir Darkroom& Gallery, Coburg, Vic 2019
Weston, Gemma (Editor) 2018, Remembering Artemis, UWA Publishing, Perth Western Australia, pp61-70; 103-106; 123-125
“Husband’s cool style celebrated”, Moreland Leader, cover/p9, 25 Sept, 2017
Kleemann, Pamela 2017, “P J Kool: Culture, Cancer and Cloth” RealTime 20 Sept
‘Artists collaborate with researchers to create bold and vivid art piece’ The Font St Vincent’s Hospital Newsletter p8, April 2013
St Michael’s Exhibition and Archangel Prize 2011 Catalogue
Marsh, Anne 2010, LOOK Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980, McMillan, Melbourne, Australia
Kleemann, Pam 2010, Splitting Hairs, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany
Hall, Bianca 2009, ‘Winners thrive in the art of Brunswick’ The Melbourne Times # 47, 25 November, p5
What’s On In Canberra, 2007, ‘Are YOU Being Served?’ Capital Magazine, Issue 31 Nov-Dec
Kelly, Philippa, 2007, Art Notes ACT, Art Monthly #205 November, p49
Streak, Diana 2007, ‘Well-served by Kleemann’ The Canberra Times (Panorama), November 3rd, p20
Mitchell, Lisa 2003, ‘Questions for… Pam Kleemann, Hair Enthusiast’ Interview The Age, 13 August
Glastonbury, Keri 2002, ‘Liquid Light Hair’, Review, RealTime #51, Oct/Nov
McFarlane, Robert  2002, ‘Face to Face With the Forces of Change’, Review, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 July
Harden, Michael 1999, ‘Feast Your Eyes’, Review, The Melbourne Times, March Issue
Sowden, Tim 1998, ‘Body Object’ Catalogue Essay
Freiberg, Freda 1997,  ‘No Place Like Babylon’, Review, MetroArts, The Age, August
Hennesey, Deborah 1997, ‘No Place Like Babylon’, Review, Like Art Magazine #4
Riley, Vikki 1997, ‘Picturing Vinyl and Babylon’, Interview, RealTime #19, June/July