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Kate is currently undertaking a fully funded REA (Research Excellence Award) PhD exploring video practice in literary archives at Newcastle University, UK (2016 – 19)

2017:
‘Messenger’. Pamphlet of photography accompanying Christy Ducker’s poetry. Produced as part of a Wellcome Trust funded project at York University with the Centre for Chronic Diseases.
Published by Smith|Doorstop

2016:
‘Vaccine’. 3.30 min animation in collaboration with poet Christy Ducker and Centre for Chronic Diseases, York. Funded by Wellcome Trust.
York Art Gallery. York, UK 2016

‘Inside Skin’ photographic series. Digital prints on bamboo paper
Great North Museum. Newcastle, UK 2016

‘Hammersmith’. 4 min. animation in response to poem by Sean O’Brien
Manchester Int. Animation festival. Manchester, UK 2016
Zebra Int. Poetry Film festival. Munster, Germany 2016
Festival Silencio. Lisbon, Portugal 2016
Cinema Museum. London, UK 2016                                                                                                Newcastle International Poetry Festival. Newcastle, UK 2016                                                                                     

‘A Scientist’s Advice on Healing’. 2.05 min animation in collaboration with poet Christy Ducker and Centre for Chronic Diseases, York. Funded by Wellcome Trust.
York Art Gallery. York, UK 2016

2015:
‘Material’. 20 min. HD video
Newcastle Poetry Festival. May 2016
DiD conference, Glasgow School of Art. Feb 2106

‘In the Air’. 2 min (looped). Hand-drawn animation
Newcastle Poetry Festival 2016
O’Bheal FIlm Festival, Cork, Ireland 2016

2014:
‘Conversations for an Archive’ 50 min film collage
Southbank International Poetry Festival, London 2014

‘Love On A Night Like This’. 2.12 mins HDV
Southbank International Poetry Festival, London 2014
Hidden Door film festival, Edinburgh 2015

2013:
‘Antiphonal’ 8.18 min. HDV
The Sanctuary Artspace, Gateshead 2013
The Fold After Colm Cille‘ London St Gallery, Derry N. Ireland 2013

‘Proof’ 15 min. HDV
The Festival Of The North, Newcastle 2013,
The Poetry School, Archiving Literature conference, Liverpool 2013

‘Songlines’ looped video installation. HDV
Northern Stage Theatre, Newcastle 2013
Byker Community Centre, Newcastle 2013
various community venues in Middlesborough 2013

2012:
‘Ballasting The Ark’. Three short films / animations
Hidden Door Film Festival, Edinburgh 2016
The Late Shows, Newcastle 2015, 2016
The Body Electric Film Festival, Colorado, USA 2013
DOVE Marine Lab, Cullercoats, 2012

2011:
‘Lizzie’s Story’ 9 min. animation
The Community Television Channel, National Broadcast, 2011
West End Women and Girl’s Centre, Newcastle 2011
Has screened nationally and internationally at conferences and seminars relating to rights and      advocacy of sex workers’ rights.

Teaching, consultation and research:

2016:
‘Creative Age’. Lead artist, establishing a Dementia – friendly creative and discussion group for older people at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, in conjunction with Equal Arts

‘Dementia and The Imagination’. AHRC research project with Newcastle University, Equal Arts, Manchester University and Bangor University into the relationship between creativity, making and it’s effects on people with Dementia.

2015:
‘Poetics of the Archive’ Artist-consultant (2013 – 2015) AHRC research project at Newcastle University

2013:
HP lecturer on pilot series of lectures with Sunderland University, to develop a new BA degree in participatory Arts Practices
2012:
HP lecturer on MA fine art degree, Northumbria University. (2010 – 2012) Delivering regular studio  tutorials and contextual practice seminars

2011:
Artist in Residence with Student Support Services in San Francisco, USA