Born and educated in New Zealand Kate worked as a free lance photographer before arriving in Australia in the early 1990s. Currently she looks after the New Media business of Nickelodeon Australia. As a conceptual artist Kate now works in a variety of media & disciplines including photography, text, wood, plastics and bookbinding, most recently in February 2005 on a solo exhibition in Sydney - The Walnut Man.
Kate first visited Hill End in 2002 on a solo road trip and has wanted to return ever since. Her residency will give her the opportunity to explore her love of text in art and she plans to reproduce the experience of the residency in a book. The impetus for which would be derived from a conceptual documentary account of the very act of undertaking an artist residency in a small, rural and historic Village.