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Vale Kate Daw

Kate has been a seminal arts figure in Melbourne for many decades, as an artist, educator and advocate, but most substantially, as a friend to all who made her acquaintance. Kate's contribution to Gertrude and the cultural life in Melbourne has been significant and longstanding. As an artist committed to exploring narratives of intimacy, nostalgia, vulnerability and care, she evolved a practice attuned to and in symphony with the verve with which she lived her fulsome life. As an educator, Kate has influenced, inspired, and supported generations of artists through her extraordinary commitment to and tenure at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Most recently, Kate served on the Gertrude board during a period of dramatic transformation for the organisation, but her involvement as an artist traces back to the early 1990s. Her intelligence, warmth, emotional insight, creative sensitivity and tireless advocacy will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. Our sincerest of sympathies go out to Kate’s family and friends at this most difficult time.

Image: Kate Daw opening the exhibition ‘Fugue’ by David Sequeria at Gertrude Glasshouse, December 2018. Photo by Qiqi X

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Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm