Now Showing…

11 October 2019

Little gems at MAMA, Eternally Ephemeral at TRGMOAC and Obsessed: Compelled to make at Port Macquarie Glasshouse Gallery

Kate currently has new work in two exhibitions, as well as three large vessels from the Ornament Crimes series in the ADC travelling show Obsessed: Compelled to make, which is at the Port Macquarie Glasshouse Gallery from September 28 - November 24 2019.

Finkelstein Gallery launch exhibition

28 August 2019

Kate Rohde’s pieces in the Finkelstein Gallery launch exhibition

Kate Rohde’s pieces in the Finkelstein Gallery launch exhibition

Finkelstein Gallery has opened in Melbourne this week. Kate Rohde is one of ten artists being represented by the gallery.

The gallery exists to represent, promote and exhibit a small, carefully selected group of established and emerging artists.

Located in an industrial basement space in High Street, Prahran, Finkelstein Gallery hosts an annual exhibition program and a revolving stockroom of available works.

It is dedicated to fostering a warm and welcoming environment that encourages broader and deeper engagement with contemporary art.

See further press about the gallery at the links below

NGVWA Fundraiser Event Art of Dining 2019

22 April 2019

Some of the elements Kate will be using for  Art of Dining 2019

Some of the elements Kate will be using for Art of Dining 2019

NGV Women’s Association presents Art of Dining: Best of the Best 2019 bringing together 44 spectacular tables designed by Australia’s leading artists, interior designers, couturiers, florists, stylists and retailers. Visitors will view tables from the whimsical to the avant-garde celebrating creativity and innovation in dining design. A stellar line up of Creatives are generously donating their rare and wonderful talent including Flack Studio, Craft Victoria, Flowers Vasette and Hecker Guthrie.

This is a major fundraising event for the NGV and supports the purchase of major acquisitions for the permanent collection.

Kate Rohde will be presenting a table using her vessels as a centrepiece, and a number of specially created bespoke wares.

Tables will be on view in the NGV Great Hall – Thu 2 May and Fri 3 May, 10am-5pm & Thu 2 May 6-9pm

Tickets for the viewings are now available and cost $35.00

Creative women in conversation - Duldig Studio

8 March 2019

Kate Rohde in conversation with Leah Justin

Kate Rohde in conversation with Leah Justin

Supported by the City of StonningtonCreative Women in Conversation is Duldig Studio’s discussion series based around the exhibition SLAWA: modernist art + design. Inspired by the inventiveness of Slawa Horowitz-Duldig and presented by leading creative practitioners and local business women, the talks focus on themes represented in the exhibition and the links to contemporary art and design thinking and practice. In October 2017 Kate chatted on the topic of sculpture with Leah Justin, co-founder of the Justin Art House Museum, and this conversation is now available as a podcast via this link or from the Duldig Studio website.

Kate Rohde in REMIX - Pageant x Piece of Eight

28 February 2019

Independent Australian fashion label PAGEANT presents a select collection of archival garments, adorned & embellished by a group of jewellers at Pieces of Eight Gallery. The jewellers include Hamish Munro, Seb Brown, Yuko Fujita, Jeremy Bryant and Kate Rohde.

Work in progress for REMIX

Work in progress for REMIX

Embracing a spirit of artistic collaboration which defines & drives the creative ethos of both PAGEANT & Pieces of Eight Gallery, these garments provide an artistic canvas to be reinterpreted and re-contextualised by the hands of jewellery artists, presenting new ways to consider adorning the body.

Lightweight mesh is a cornerstone material in every PAGEANT collection, which serves to create an alternate vision of femininity that is fresh, fierce and current. Remixed through the individual reinterpretations of contemporary jewellers, these pieces are given new life through a series of artistic embellishments and presented in a window installation at Pieces of Eight Gallery. The exhibition is on from 28 February - March 21 2019

Obsessed: Compelled to make at Artspace Mackay

22 February 2019

Obsessed: Compelled to make is now on at Artspace Mackay until May 19. This Australian Design Centre touring exhibition explores the preoccupations that drive the creative process, moving beyond the finished work, to tell the hidden stories of making, uncovering the artists ’inspirations, day-to-day studio experiences, hours of expertise, and the joys and frustrations of obsession. These makers have been chosen from across the spectrum of making – textiles, ceramics,  furniture, metalwork, jewellery, conceptual art, glass blowing and sculptural weaving. Obsessed features Gabriella Bisetto, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Honor Freeman, Jon Goulder, Kath Inglis,  Laura McCusker, Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp), Kate Rohde, Oliver Smith, Vipoo Srivilasa, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Louise Weaver and Liz Williamson.

Kate’s pieces in Obsessed: Compelled to make

Kate’s pieces in Obsessed: Compelled to make

Floribunda at Newcastle Art Gallery

9 February 2019

Kate’s piece Live Forever #3 is included in Floribunda which features diverse works of art drawn exclusively from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection across mediums such as drawing, painting, photography and sculpture by practitioners dating from the 1800s to the present day. The depiction of the floral in art has been an enduring theme for artists of all eras and genres. Latin for ‘many flowers’ Floribunda is an exhibition that also represents contemporary practitioners who are drawn to flora as an allegory for broader concerns; including birth, death, sex, the environment and connection to Country.
Other artists in the exhibition include WB Gould, Tom Roberts, Margaret Preston, Ellis Rowan, Thea Proctor, Peter Madden, Tamara Dean, Michael Zavros, Danie Mellor, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Gloria Petyarre. The exhibition runs from February 9 – April 28, 2019


Live forever #3 2010 by Kate Rohde

Summer shows in regional VIC & NSW

10 December 2018

2018 is ending in a rush of activity with three shows on during the December 2018 - February 2019 period. Monster Mash, an interactive exhibition for kids of all ages is now on at Benalla Art Gallery Curiouser & Curiouser begins on December 14 at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, and Obsessed: Compelled to make continues on it’s tour at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

BODW Hong Kong

3 December 2018

Business of Design Week Hong Kong is on from December 3 - 8 and has paired with Melbourne to present a number of events showcasing Melbourne designers across a range of creative fields. Kate’s jewellery and vessel work is included in We are luxury curated by Virginia Dowzer and the Melbourne Pavillion Shared Values exhibition curated by Eoin McEwan and Phip Murray.

Some of Kate’s pieces in We are luxury. Photo by Will Huxley

Some of Kate’s pieces in We are luxury. Photo by Will Huxley

Craftivism at SAM

24 November 2018

Craftivism. Dissident objects and subversive forms is now open at Shepparton Art Museum until February 17, 2019. Featuring the work of several Australian artists and collectives with Craft orientated practices it’s well worth a trip to Shepparton, approximately a 2 hour drive north of Melbourne.

Wonder Cabinet  by Kate Rohde at SAM

Wonder Cabinet by Kate Rohde at SAM

Online shop now open!

19 October 2018

The first items in the Kate Rohde online shop are now available, more items will be added ASAP.

Mayoral Chain at Wangaratta Art Gallery

15 September 2018

The Mayoral Chain exhibition is now on show at Wangaratta Art Gallery. First developed by Craft Victoria in 2016 as a response to the City of Melbourne Mayoral Chain, the show has travelled to a number of regional Victorian towns where local chains and artists have further expanded the exhibition as an exploration of ideas of civic pride and identity. The show is on at Wangaratta from September 1 until November 18 2018.

Kate Rohde’s Mayoral Chain

Kate Rohde’s Mayoral Chain

Wholeness and the implicit order by Julia deVille 

5 September 2018

Renowned artist and jeweller Julia deVille's expansive exhibition Wholeness and the implicit order is on show until November 4 at Linden New Art  Kate worked with Julia to produce several unique elements for the exhibition including the elaborate cabinet pictured below for the piece Mother is my monarch

Mother is my monarch by Julia deVille

Mother is my monarch by Julia deVille

Deakin Small Sculpture Prize 2018

27 July 2018

Kate is one of 40 artists shortlisted for the 2018 Deakin Small Sculpture Prize, an acquisitive prize worth $10,000. The finalists exhibition will take place from 5 September - 19 October 2018 at Deakin University Art Gallery Burwood Campus.

'Three Roses' Kate's entry in the 2018 Deakin Small Sculpture Prize

'Three Roses' Kate's entry in the 2018 Deakin Small Sculpture Prize

Romance Was Born

26 June 2018

Thames and Hudson have recently published the book Romance was Born, a wide ranging survey of the exquisite work of Sydney fashion designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett. Kate collaborated with RWB on their SS 2010/11 collection Renaissance Dinosaur, which is included in the book. 

Fabulous Creatures 

1 June 2018

Kate was one of three artists recently featured on the series  Fabulous Creatures made for ABC Arts. Produced by Will Huxley, the series explored animals as the inspiration for art making.

The other artists featured are Troy Emery and Tarryn Gill, and the series is available to view on demand via ABC Iview.

This Wild Song

1 March 2018

Portrait of Kate Rohde by Ilona Nelson

Portrait of Kate Rohde by Ilona Nelson

Kate Rohde recently posed for a portrait by Ilona Nelson as part of This Wild Song. The location was The Johnston Collection in East Melbourne, where Kate has been involved in several exhibitions and events in the past. 

About This Wild Song

This Wild Song (TWS) is a series of portraits and interviews with Australian women visual artists who have a unique voice.

The theme of the portraits is for the artist to become a part of their work. The photographs also hold the intention of creating an honest and true depiction of who the artist is as a person. Every portrait has a specific concept created for the artist, and significance is placed on all elements within the photograph in relation to the artist and their practice.

TWS celebrates the strong female leaders in the arts community. Although the artists being featured are from varying backgrounds, use a diverse range of mediums, and at different stages of their arts career; they are unified by their unique voices and distinct style. The inclusion of so many artistic mediums in TWS offers a broad synopsis of contemporary Australian art.

The Jealous Curator

9 September 2016

Kate was a guest of Danielle Krysa AKA 'The Jealous Curator' to talk all things art and art making on her weekly podcast with only occasional interruptions from 4 month old Tristan. you can find the episode via this link