Kate Daw, Voice (The Ipcress File, L Deighton, 1962) (2014)
- Edition of 5+AP, Silkscreen print and glitter
Kate Daw explores issues of authorship, narrative and creative processes and moves between the domestic and the social, the everyday and the imagined. Her recent work restages the narrative form in contemporary art, combining materiality and history, language and image, art and literature, to explore their interchange of meaning. Her practice is primarily a conceptually focused one. It is inspired as much by ideas found in literature, design and culture as the mediums of art she works in. Her work is expansive in the sense that it engages with a community of art institutions, artists, writers and designers on a regular basis, most significantly, with Stewart Russell. Russell and Daw have created a number of major public works since 2007. Daw has exhibited her work widely, nationally and internationally, since 1992. Her most recent exhibitions have included Spring 1883 at The Windsor Hotel (2014), The Biennale of Sydney (2014), a solo booth at the India Art Fair in 2012, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and a major solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2006, Daw completed her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where she has recently been appointed Head of Painting. Kate Daw was a member of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council (2011-2013). She exhibits with Sarah Scout, Melbourne.