Kate Ward has recently completed a Masters in Fine Arts at NSCAD (Nova Scotia College for Art and Design) Halifax, Canada in 2016. She graduated from the Australian National University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Visual Art and went on to obtain a Masters in Arts Management and Policy from London University, UK in 2008. Kate received a scholarship to study Media Arts at the Centre for Art Tapes in 2016/17 Halifax which resulted in a screening of her work.
She was awarded a scholarship for traditional Jewellery techniques at the Academia Riaci in Florence, Italy during the summer of 2015 and was selected to participate in a workshop held by internationally renown jeweller, Ruudt Peters, in the Netherlands in 2015.
In 2013 Kate was selected to participate in an international summer residency at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax Canada as well as at Hill End NSW. Her drawings of Canberra were selected for tea towel designs as part of the Canberra Centenary celebrations also in 2013.
In 1999 Kate was awarded a residency at Megalo Print Studio and undertook an exchange with Kyoto Seika University in Japan through the ANU exchange program in 2000. Her experience in Japan informed a body of work and as a result held a solo exhibition at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.
Kate's work has been selected for national and international exhibitions and she has won a number of awards. Her work is represented in national and international collections world wide. www.kateward.com.au