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Katherine Scardifield

Kate’s research interests lie at the intersection of museology, civic collections, material culture and material thinking. She has an interdisciplinary and speculative studio practice spanning textiles, sculpture, installation and video. Her current projects are engaged with mapping material ecologies, working with cloth as a cartographic tool, and exploring textiles as propositional instruments for navigation, transmission and communication. Kate is an established and internationally recognised artist, and her work has been shown extensively throughout Australia, in New Zealand, the United Stated and the U.K. Her recent projects have featured in Frieze, Australian Art Collector, Museum Magazine, Artlink, Das Platforms and Textile Fibre Forum. Kate is a Freedman Scholar, previous recipient of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and has received multiple project grants from the Australian Council for the Arts. Kate was a 2017 Research Fellow at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and currently serves on the Artist Advisory Group at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia. At UTS, Kate is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design and the Director of Undergraduate Design Studies. She is the 2019 recipient of the Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship and Cité Internationale des Arts residency awarded by the Art Gallery of NSW.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer , School of Design, University of Technology Sydney