I’ve always loved really crazy, excessive detailing in art and design, which in some ways has always seemed at odds with what we now consider good taste.
Kate Rohde's artwork and functional pieces are jointly inspired by an intersecting love of natural history and the ornate decorative arts spanning several eras, including perhaps most notably the Rococo era as well as preferring to source inspiration from her vast collection of books.
Kate began making jewellery after collaborating with Australian fashion house Romance Was Born on their 'Renaissance Dinosaur' collection in 2010 and more recently she has added a range of multipurpose vessels to her repertoire of functional creations. Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001, Rohde has held several solo exhibitions and been involved in numerous group shows around Australia and internationally, including the 2013-2014 survey of art and design at 'Melbourne Now' at the National Gallery of Victoria. Kate's artwork is held in a number of public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, University of Queensland Art Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia.