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.
Kate Rohde completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001. Since then, she has become known for her jewellery and sculptural object based practice, working predominately with resin and hand casting techniques. Major exhibitions include 'Luminous Realms' at Craft, 2017; 'Magic Object: The 2016 Biennial of Australian Art' at the Art Gallery of South Australia; '21st Century Heide' at Heide Museum of Modern Art; and in 2015 she was a finalist in the Rigg Design Prize at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Other projects include collaborating with Sydney fashion house Romance was Born on their 2010/11 S/S collections 'Renaissance Dinosaur' and 2011 A/W 'Fruits and Flowers'. Her work is held in the collections of several institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia and Bendigo Art Gallery. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at Pieces of Eight Gallery.