Melbourne based artist Kate Gorringe-Smith works in contemporary and traditional print media in 2D and 3D form and installation. Her art investigates our relationship with the environment: the threats we create vs our connectedness with it. Kate’s work often references migratory shorebirds to illustrate the environmental connections that link us individually and globally.
Kate launched her current major project, The Overwintering Project: Mapping Sanctuary in 2017. The Overwintering Project, unites artists around Australia to help raise public awareness of migratory shorebirds, our most endangered group of birds, and their habitat. Over 250 artists are so far participating in this long-term environmental art project.
While working as a scientific editor for BirdLife Australia in the 1990’s, Kate studied printmaking at RMIT. She has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas, and is Vice President of the Print Council of Australia.