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.


Melbourne, 1980



Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts


Graduate Certificate in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts


Bachelor of Design in Multimedia Design, Swinburne University


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

Solo Exhibitions


Exploded View, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

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

Storm Cloud Carnival, c3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions


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


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



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


Flinders Quarter Award, Winner- Emerging Designer Category


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