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Kate Parsons

Kate Parsons

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Studio 38

Kate Parsons BA (Hons) Sculpture, Chelsea School of Art, ATC Goldsmiths’ College (Postgraduate Art Teacher’s Certificate), MA Art & Design Education, De Montfort University and Practice-Based PhD Sculpture, University of Gloucestershire, and post-doctoral work with the Royal College of Art.

Kate’s work is committed to communicating the material properties and conceptual aspects of both her own culture and that of the African continent. The artwork is symbolic, process-led, and, often starting from anthropological research, leading to a hybridisation of sculptural forms, materials, and subject matter. Her work reflects an autobiographic approach through an amalgamation of her life experiences and art practice.

Recent activity: Currently co-curating a major exhibition and symposium, in collaboration with the Portland Sculpture Trust (PST) and the Royal Society of Sculptors (RSS), working title ‘Sense of Place’ 2025; Long Listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery exhibition 2024; RSS: ACEarts Gallery, Somerton, Somerset, Casting Shadows, Curator: Nina Gronw-Lewis 2024.

Applying for research and development funding, and other funding streams for the exhibition/symposium at the Drill Hall Gallery and Tout Quarry, Portland, Dorset.

Exhibitions: Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens/Gallery, Cornwall Wanderland, 2023, Curator: Martin Holman (Instagram @wanderland2023) ; Royal Society of Sculptors: Together We Rise, 2022, Chichester Cathedral, exhibition, Curator: Jacquiline Creswell; Pragmata Collective, for online show, 2021; 10gm Challenge, 2020, Milwyn Foundry, London; RWA Open Sculpture Exhibition, 2019; Artsite Gallery, Swindon; Finalist in Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice 2018; In House 2 exhibition, Pangolin Gallery, 2017. Instagram: @Kate4492

Publication: Featured in Fardon, R. & Onyejiako, J (2017), From an African Score , SOAS, London.

Selected collaborations and funders: ACE; AHRC; National Museum of Kenya; British Institute in Eastern Africa, Royal Commonwealth Society; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; National Art Gallery Abuja; Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation & 32 Degrees East, Uganda; Uganda High Commission, London; Gallery Pangolin; Royal College of Art; October Gallery and SOAS, London.

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