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