A degree in classical saxophone led Kate to a career in the arts, where she has worked for over thirteen years as a creative producer, programmer and arts manager.
Alongside her work with numerous Australian festivals and venues, Kate has worked actively in the Asia-Pacific region and has produced large-scale projects in India, China, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the UK.
Kate has recently returned to Australia from New Delhi, India where she was based for 20 months at the Australian High Commission to produce Oz Fest, the biggest Australian cultural festival ever staged in India.
Oz Fest was opened by Prime Minister Julia Gillard at a concert in a 15th century Mughal tomb with Gurrumul, Anoushka and 3D projection in October 2012, and finished with a sell- out show by Gotye on 6 February 2013. In the intervening four months Oz Fest incorporated over 150 arts, cultural, business and sporting events across 18 cities in India. Oz Fest is a cultural diplomacy initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with the aim of presenting a contemporary view of Australia to young India. Kate was contracted to DFAT to oversee the planning and delivery of Oz Fest as its Producer and Co-Creative Director.
You can see pictures and read more about this rather immense undertaking in the news section!
Kate enjoys working hands-on with contemporary artists to develop and produce new works. She also acts as a consultant for numerous Australian festivals and organisations on program development, fundraising, organisational change, project management, cultural exchange and Asia-Pacific engagement projects.
Kate loves exploring the bigger backyard of Australia (the Asia-Pacific) and loves the wonder and madness of working in the Asia-Pacific region.
Read more about Kate and her work in the About section of this website.
And have a look through the Projects sections for more details on particular projects and initiatives.
The News page is updated regularly with pics and recent work.
Kate was interviewed by the Asia Education Foundation on her work in Asia as part of a campaign to promote Asian Literacy in schools… it gives a little glimpse of Kate’s interests and work particularly in the Asian region.
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