Kate Scardifield is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Sydney. Her practice mines history for intersecting systems and patterns that culminate in re-imaginings of the body, site and space. Scardifield’s works traverse sculpture, installation, textiles and painting, often incorporating repetitious iconography and labour intensive techniques.
Scardifield holds a PhD from Sydney College of the Arts, has exhibited throughout Australia and her works have been included in exhibition projects in New Zealand and the US. Her work has been featured in the Australian Art Collector, Artlink and Das Platforms. In 2012, Scardifield participated in an International Residency Program at the Sanskriti Foundation (New Delhi), received the Freedman Foundation travelling scholarship, and was a recipient of the Power Institute studio at Cité International des Arts, Paris. In 2013 she was awarded a new work grant from the Australian Council for the Arts and the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Sculpture. After undertaking residencies at Artspace, Sydney and in Oaxaca (Mexico) in 2014, Scardifield is currently developing new work as part of the City of Sydney’s Creative Live Work Studios program. Scardifield presented solo exhibitions in Sydney and Port Macquarie in 2016 and is currently working towards an exhibition project in Scotland for 2017.
Undoing, 2016, fabric, steel, plaster and acrylic. Photos: Ian Hobbs
Polyrhythm 1-5 2013-14
Turned timber, oak dowel, coiled thread spools, acrylic.
Pulse Banner 2015
Lamé, linen and cotton thread.
146 x 94 cm
Photo: Brett East
Gazing, watching, waiting 2015
Appliqué and collage elements on board (framed).
62.5 x 57.5 cm
Photo: Brett East
All images courtesy the artist and ALASKA Projects, Sydney