Kate Hammersley MRBS is an artist and sculptor creating work about landscape and change. She makes drawings, sculptural objects and installations which explore what it is to be human and live in a world that is in a state of flux. Transient moments such as a lightning strike and events over a longer duration such as animal migration or changes to mountain topography are the inspiration behind her work. Using the environment as her starting point, she gathers material from the surrounding landscape, frequently creating work in 3.5 dimensions. The intricate process of making and the choice of material are an important part of each piece and she works with materials as diverse as gold, newspaper, bracken, porcelain and photography.
Since 2002 she has been creating an on-going worldwide series of temporary text installations which feature text cut out of local newspapers. The interventions are photographed in situ with the photograph acting as a lasting document of the transitory action.
Kate Hammersley has a BA Hons and MA in Art and Art History and is an elected Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Since being selected to take part in Sotheby’s International Young Art programme she has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Elizabeth Foundation New York, the Royal British Society of Sculptors London, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Museum of Oxford as well as many other galleries. She has been Artist in Residence at a number of museums and was the Fleming Artist in Residence at Hospitalfield House, Scotland. Awards include a Presidential Fellowship from Savannah College of Art and Design USA and a Creative Ambitions Award from Arts Council England.