Kate Hudson is an Australian artist specialising in limited edition colour linocuts. She uses native birds and flowers in her highly patterned and decorative prints. She trained as a textile designer at the Central School of Art & Design in London and worked freelance for 6 years before migrating to Australia in 1990 with her young family.
Kate draws influence from Japanese woodblocks, Art Nouveau, the Arts & Crafts Movement and printmakers such as Margaret Preston. She does all her drawing, designing and block carving in her Eltham studio. She prints on a Columbian press from the 1880’s at the Australian Print Workshop in Fitzroy where she had a Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmaker Scholarship in 2005.
Kate exhibits regularly and her prints are part of many private and public collections including The Austin Hospital, Aichi Prefectural Government Japan, Australian Print Workshop, Australian Unity, City of Darebin, City of Whitehorse, Crown Casino, Geelong Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, Nillumbik Shire Council and the Print Council of Australia (1).