Kate Hughes

Kate Hughes

Kate Hughes is a multidisciplinary artist working in print, textile and photo media living and working on Gadigal land (Sydney, Australia). Her work is delicate, feminine and technically refined. It explores the ties between identity and place enticing the viewer with detail, texture and intimacy. Her artistic practice is informed by her current work in cultural materials conservation and her history working in adult media. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts Printmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts and a Master of Cultural Materials Conservation from the University of Melbourne. After completing her undergraduate she worked in adult media, leaving her with a lasting passion for sex worker rights and an appreciation of the body as a medium for self-expression. In 2011 she moved to Sydney where she has been working to preserve the cultural history of New South Wales while developing her artistic practice. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and prizes in Melbourne and across Australia.

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Education

2010 Master of Cultural Material Conservation, The University of Melbourne.
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking), Victorian College of the Arts.

Solo Exhibitions

2019

Exhibition scheduled at Airspace Projects

2011

‘Shutter’ a video installation – Brunswick St Gallery

2010

‘Zoetrope’ – Mailbox 141
‘Some Little Success’ – Brunswick Street Gallery
‘Delicate Territories’ – Baillieu Library
‘Suburban Horizons’ – HTC Artspace

Group Exhibitions

2018

Summer Salon - Port Jackson Press

2015

FECK:ART 2015 - Space 28 Gale st, Brunswick East

2010

Banned Books in Australia – Leigh Scott Gallery, Baillieu Library

2006

Graduate Show – VCA Printmaking Department Gallery

Proud 2006 – VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery VCA

Autumn Print Department Show – VCA Student Gallery

2005

Proud 2005 – VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Spring Print Department Show – VCA Student Gallery

Autumn Print Department Show – VCA Student Gallery

2004

‘Fragmented’ – VCA Student Gallery

Awards

2018

Finalist - Heysen Landscape Art Prize, Hahndorf Academy

Finalist - Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

2011

Finalist - Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Center

Finalist - Fremantle Arts Center Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre

Finalist - Silk Cut Award, Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Finalist - Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery

Finalist - Acquisitive Artists’ Book Award, Next Art Gallery, Southern Cross University

2010
Awarded - 1st Prize Small Works 10, Brunswick Street Gallery

Finalist - Silk Cut Award, Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Awarded - Framer's Prize Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize

2009
Finalist - Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize

2006
Awarded - Galloway Lawson Acquisitive Prize, VCA Graduate Exhibition

Awarded - National Gallery Women’s Association Undergraduate Encouragement Award, VCA Graduate Exhibition

Bibliography

Moore, Nicole 2010, ‘Articulate Contraband’ in Banned Books in Australia: A Baillieu Library Exhibition, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Collections

University of Melbourne Baillieu Library Special Collections

Galloway Lawson Collection

Collection of the Victorian College of the Arts Council

Australian Print Workshop Archive

Private collections in Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A