Kate Disher-Quill is Melbourne based artist working across photography, film and multimedia. As a visual communicator she is drawn to weaving stories into art to explore themes reflected in her community and the wider Australian society. Central to her artistic practice is the desire to create new and empowering works that inspire connections and understanding between the subject and audience. She has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows around the country. Her most recent publication Earshot, was launched through Black Inc Books in March 2019. As well as running a full-time photography business, Kate has facilitated workshops, speaks regularly for various arts and education organisations and is a proud advocate for the representation and inclusion of people with disability particularly within the arts and media.
2019 - Earshot Book Launch, Melbourne, Sydney + Brisbane.
2017 - Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire - Solo Exhibition. ArtSpace, Mirboo North, VIC.
2016 - Right Hear, Right Now - Solo Exhibition. No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne.
2016 -Monsters - Solo Exhibition & Book Launch. Swamp Gallery, Marrickville, Sydney.
2016 - Right Hear, Right Now - Solo Exhibition. PhotoAccess Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra.
2015 - A Room of One’s Own - Group Show. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2015 - Right Hear, Right Now - Solo Exhibition. District 01 Gallery, Sydney.
2015 - Victorious - Group Show. M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney.
2014 - 10x8 Projections - Group Show. 10x8 Gallery, Sydney.
2013 - Cross Projections - Group Show. Tusculum House, Sydney.
2011 - Our Town - Collab with Dena Taiebat. Since I Left You, Sydney.
2011 - Export - UTS Graduate Exhibition. Chippendale, Sydney.
2010 - Open House - Group Show. Foley St, Sydney.
Earshot - 2019 - Published with Schwartz Publishing
Fish on the Floor - 2019 - Self-published.
Monsters - 2016 - Self-published.
Sydney Street Style - 2014 - Published by Intellect Books, UK.
Our Town - 2011 - Self-published in collaboration with Dena Taiebat
TALKS + EDUCATION + EVENTS
2019 Earshot + M4H, Melbourne Recital Centre
2019 NGV Artbook Fair, Panel Speaker
2019 Guest Speaker, Photography Studies College, Melbourne
2019 Earshot Panel Facilitator, Wandering Cooks Brisbane
2017 Artist in Residence Mentor, Bundanoon NSW
2017 Portrait and Storytelling Workshop, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2017 Portrait and Storytelling Workshop, Mirboo North
2017 Creative Gippsland Artist in Residence
2017 Art Express Tour Guide, Art Gallery NSW
2017 Art Express Opening Guest Speaker
2017 Itinerant Teacher Training Day, Guest Speaker, Education NSW
2016 Deaf Leadership Conference, Guest Speaker, Education NSW
2016 Silent Supper Panel Speaker, Arts House Melbourne
2016 Right Hear, Right Now Panel Speaker, No Vacancy Melbourne
2016 Right Hear, Right Now Workshop & Discussion, PhotoAccess Canberra
2015 Parents of Deaf Children Guest Speaker, RIDBC