ZIMMERMAN ART GALLERY

Artists

Kate Elder

 

Kate Elder holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture, from Dunedin School of Art.

After studying cabinetmaking, the artist spent a number of years working with furniture, before returning to art - using the skills and knowledge she had acquired over this period to refine her practice.  

"My work generally deals with the idea of landscapes: the preoccupation we have for controlling our environments, and what happens when our natural and constructed worlds collide.

Working in 3D, I’m conscious of the role that the viewer can play in ‘animating’ an artwork. A viewer moving around a work can experience the dynamic quality of a sculpture, appreciating the changes that can occur from different viewpoints, and gradually making sense of the work through this movement."

Kate's work received the top award at the 2015 Mahara Gallery Arts Review, and the 3D Award at the 2017 Mahara Gallery Review.

Kate’s works are held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia and Spain.