2019 Season II

Louise Tate (Australia)


Artist Statement/ Biography

Louise Tate’s painterly practice explores historical narratives and their many disjunctions. The work is formed from family photographs, public archives, architectural imagery, and the Australian landscape, to tell a narrative that is at once personal, national, ancient and fictional. This is informed by the role that painting has played throughout history in dictating what is or is not remembered. Louise is specifically interested in how stories of womanhood and the complexity of a national identity can overlap, correlate and amalgamate within the physical space of a painted image.


Louise lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with 1st Class Honours from RMIT University in 2016, during which she undertook a 6-month university exchange in the Netherlands at the Utrecht School of the Arts. She has exhibited in solo and group shows across Australia. Recent achievements include: finalist in the fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award (2016), the Hornsby Art Prize (2016) and the Lloyd Rees Memorial Award (2017), the Kyneton Residency provided by the Macfarlane Fund (2017), the SEVENTH Emerging Writers program (2017), and Jan Murphy Gallery’s Protégé Program (2018).