I love experimenting with traditional techniques and combining them with modern materials.
I graduated from the Textiles Workshop at the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Visual Art and went on to obtain a Masters in Arts Management and Policy from London University, UK in 2008.
In 1999 I was awarded a residency at Megalo Print Studio and undertook an exchange with Kyoto Seika University in Japan through the ANU exchange program in 2000. My experience in Japan informed a body of work and as a result held a solo exhibition at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery. I have been awarded the inaugural Emerging Artist Award by Fibrearts International Biennale, USA, and first prize in the City of Redcliffe Excellence in Craft Award, Australia.
My work has been selected for national and international exhbitions
and has won a number of awards. Most recently my work has been selected to be exhibited in London at the Handmade in Britain Art Fair and Eco Design Fair in 2010.
My hand knitted bags from recycled plastic bags were exhibited at the Sydney Opera House in 2009 and on the 'Tube', London's Underground Transport System in 2008. My screenprinted images have been exhibited at the Bankside London's specialist print gallery on the banks of the Thames, next to Tate Modern in 2009. My designs are represented in the collections of New Zeland's World of Wearable Art Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery in Australia, and the Museum of Design in Plastic in the UK, as well as purchased for private collections in Australia and the United Kingdom.
For more information about me and what I get up to visit www.kateward.com.au
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