Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell lives and works in Sydney. In 2006, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (Photomedia) from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) and completed a Masters of Fine Arts in 2008. Her practice includes performance-based videos, projections and objects, drawings and conceptual offerings. Her work has consistently played with the joke and the cartooning of violence. Across many videos she performs the Disneyland impossible: cutting a hole around yourself with a saw; walking on a barrel; climbing a ladder while cutting rungs. Her performances are magical to watch, shocking and brave. In the work 9 to 5, for example, Mitchell becomes a sun dial staying out in the sun all day while time passes for her, marked by her own shadow. Mitchell works on the limit of the acceptable and normal. She finds the irrational in life in order to reflexively question herself, her material reality, and her place within a society in which we all constantly perform.

Kate ran coil pottery workshops with the elderly residents at the War Memorial Hospital as part of her time with Waverley Council.

Coil pottery War Memorial Hospital

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