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
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
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
Supported by the City of Stonnington, Creative 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
1 June 2018
This Wild Song
1 March 2018
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 http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2016/09/09/dont-discount-small-opportunities/