Kate Ward is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose research driven practice investigates the relationship between art, ritual spaces and cultural meaning. Her practice engages with issues of public space and social engagement in contemporary cultures, drawing references from the geolithic, neolithic, through to modern neuroscience technologies.
Kate creates ephemeral, transitory experiences and spaces in which her audience is invited to engage with, and contemplate. The artist is concerned with creating modes of exchange, questioning value by facilitating moments in which the audience must negotiate between symbolic objects when removed from familiar contexts.
Kate is the recipient of numerous international scholarships, residencies and exchange programs. Her work has been selected for national and international exhibitions and awards and she is represented in national and international collections. In 2017 she was selected to participate in the SIM artist in residence program in Iceland and she is curating Uncommon Common Art the site-specific, temporary outdoor visual art exhibition in Kings County, Nova Scotia in 2018.
For more information about Kate and to see images of her work visit www.kateward.com.au