Catherine or Kate


Catherine or Kate
b. 1900 / b. 2006

Formal Education
2014 Improvisation (A), Comedy Writing (I) and Movement, Second City Training Center, Chicago, USA
2012 Master of Arts (Research) Queensland University of Technology
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) (Hons) Queensland University of Technology

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Cork boards – Bus Projects, Melbourne
2012 Catherine or Kate – Rearview Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Catherine or Kate – Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
2011 Catherine or Kate – Metro Arts Galleries, Brisbane
2011 Networking – Boxcopy, Brisbane
2010 I’m the kind of person you should choose to have with you […] – Museum of Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 NEW16 – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2016 Churchie Emerging Art Award, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2015 Concerted efforts – Westspace, Melbourne
2014 Notes on the Dance – Actual Size, Los Angeles
2014 On Sincerity – MOANA Project Space, Perth
2014 Art as a Verb – Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (touring)
2014 CTRL + SHIFT + SPACE – Inhouse ARI, Brisbane
2014 Extended Conversation Pieces (curated by Rachael Haynes) – Melbourne Art Fair
2014 Why not walk backward? – Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
2014 Conversation Pieces – Boxcopy, Brisbane
2013 Self Discipline and Speculation – Beijing Film Academy, China
2013 Backflip: Humour and Feminism in Contemporary Art – Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Unreal – Art Bar (curated by Tully Arnot) Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2012 Melbourne Art Fair (Firstdraft Gallery) – Royal Exhibition Building
2012 A Ship Called She (curated by Catherine or Kate) – Metro Arts Galleries, Brisbane
2011 Austurland – Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art, Iceland
2011 Eastern Seaboard – ARTSPACE, Sydney
2010 Fresh Cut – Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2010 Broadcast – LEVEL, Brisbane
2009 Lean Toward Indifference! (as Fiona Mail) – Metro Arts, Brisbane
2008 Lossless (as Fiona Mail) – Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane

Performances / Screenings / Other
2014 An Occasion – White Lady Funeral Home, Brisbane (curated by Catherine or Kate)
2013-2014 Brickbats and Bouquets, Performance, 14/22 Thurlow St, Brisbane
2012 Greatest Hits Volume Three  – Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (touring)
2011 Warrick Capper – Performance for the opening of the  Institute of Modern Arts Satellite Space, Gold Coast
2010 Duel (Fresh Cut) – Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2010 Ultimate Time Lapse Megamix (as Fiona Mail), Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
2009 I’ll be honest with you ok, I just need a body next to me […] – Independent Exhibitions, Brisbane

Workshops / Public Programs
2013 Fencing Workshop, National Youth Week – Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
2012 Not Getting on Anymore; A Forum on Collaboration (chairs) – Boxcopy, Brisbane

2016 NEW 16 Review: artists’ processes are put under the microscope – Toby Fehily, The Guardian, March 11th
2014 Art as a Verb Exhibition Review  – Robert Nelson, The Sydney Morning Herald, October 20th
2013 Backflip Exhibition Catalogue, Laura Castagnini, Jo Anna Isaak – Margaret Lawrence Gallery
2012 Greatest Hits – The Maximilian Online Magazine: Issue 2
2012 What’s in a name: Catherine or Kate or Catherine Sagin or Fiona Mail? – unMagazine Issue 6.2
2012 Catherine or Kate Interview – FBI Radio Online
2012 Catherine or Kate’s Residency in a Mazda 121 – Artshub, 4/12/2012
2010 Creatives cross swords in the art of war – Courier Mail, 6/8/2010

Awards, Grants & Residencies
2013 Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship
2013 Australia Council New Work Grant
2013 Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artist Scholarship
2013 NAVA Australian Artist Grant
2012 Residency, Mazda 121 (
2012 Residency, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
2012 Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship, Queensland Art Gallery |
Gallery of Modern Art
2011 Jump Mentorship (mentors John Wood and Paul Harrison) Australia
Council/Youth Arts Queensland
2011 Australia Council Artstart Grant
2011 Australia Council New Work Grant
2011 Commendation, Churchie Emerging Art Award
2011 Arts Queensland Career Development Grant
2011 Residency, Skaftfell Art Centre, Iceland

Monash University Museum of Art

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