Kate Tucker

Kate’s practice involves the use of a combination of mediums and processes. Central to her work is the compression of ideas and mediums into a new image or form, with influences including pattern, repetition and the hand made. Working in both 2D and 3D, Kate creates forms that are often detailed, graphic, and ambiguous in their materiality.

Kate often begins by creating digital or physical collages from her own photographs and collected imagery. From those she constructs paper sculptures and re-photographs them, using the resulting images as sketches for paintings and drawings. The characteristics of paper and the printed image, as well an exploration into colour, pattern and proliferation, are reoccurring themes in Kate’s work.

Through the process of transforming and re-contextualising source imagery, she breaks narrative elements down into colour and form, releasing new meanings in the process.

Born

Melbourne, 1980

Qualifications

2009

Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts

2008

Graduate Certificate in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts

2000-2003

Bachelor of Design in Multimedia Design, Swinburne University

1999

Certificate 4 in 3D Computer Animation, Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Solo Exhibitions

2011

Exploded View, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

Warmth & Water, Majorca Windows, Platform Public Art Space, Melbourne

Storm Cloud Carnival, c3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2010

Counterfeit Sanctity with Carmel Seymour, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

2009

ARRAY, with Oliver Cloke and Katherine Heyward, Bus Projects, Melbourne

Awards

2009 

Brunswick Street Gallery, Roy De Maistre Competition, 2nd Prize

2005

Flinders Quarter Award, Winner- Emerging Designer Category

Bibliography

Fallen magazine, Issue 08, June 2011, by Tempe Nakiska (Page 30)
Blogs including The Design Files, Art Hound, All the Mountains, Design for Mankind, Grassroots modern

Handmade in Melbourne

Geoff Slattery Publishing 2006

Design Nation, Success through the eyes of leading Australian Creatives

Ripe Off the Press 2005