Kate Golding is an artist based in Narrm Melbourne who utilises photographic processes to examine colonisation and the representation of people and place through long-term projects. Her current focus is First Nation sovereignty, the memorialisation of Captain Cook and the creation of counter-monuments.
Golding has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She was awarded an ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2011. Her Aboriginalities project features in the Melbourne Museum’s permanent exhibition, First Peoples at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. She attended the Magnum Photos workshop with Raghu Rai at the 2013 Delhi Photo Festival. In 2014, she was a finalist in the Perth Centre for Photography’s IRIS portraiture and CLIP landscape awards. She released her self-published photobook, Within You Without You in February 2015. Golding was the overall winner of the 2016 Linden Postcard Prize and the 2016 CCP Salon Best Work by a CCP Member.
Golding has been a sessional lecturer in Alternative Photographic Processes at RMIT University. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong, a Graduate Diploma in Education from UNSW, a Bachelor of Arts in Photography with distinction from RMIT University. Most recently Kate completed a Master of Fine Arts by research degree at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
I acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation on whose land I live and work. I offer my respect to the elders past, present and future. I extend this offer of respect to all First Nations - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and acknowledge that your sovereign rights have never been ceded.