Exhibition starts 4th June to 18th June, with official opening of exhibition to be held on Saturday, 4th June at 6pm. All welcome. FREE event!!
8 Union St
Newcastle West 2302
Kate Teal-Spicer is a dyslexic artist and designer from Newcastle, Australia born on 12th June 1998. Kate studied at the University of South Wales, UK, graduating with BA (Hons) in TV and Film Set Design with first-class honours in July 2020. During her undergraduate degree, she worked within the art department on many productions including BBCs Doctor Who, Welsh soap opera Pobol Y Cwm and a feature film in London, as well as several independent projects in roles ranging from production designer, art director, scenic artist, graphics, prop maker and concept/ storyboard artist.
In 2020, Kate returned from the UK to Australia and continued to work on film projects as an Art Director, whilst also continuing to practice as an independent artist. Kate has recently begun a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies which will culminate in the production of a documentary and a minor thesis. She struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia up to the age of fifteen and much of her learning was achieved through on-screen documentaries.
Kate has been creating art since she could hold a pencil, creating abstract works and experimenting with shapes and concepts. She always carries a sketchbook. Many themes that ripple across her work are explorations of environmentalism, activism, feminism and identity and she commonly incorporates quirky motifs including monkeys and tractors. She mostly works with acrylic on canvas using as much colour as possible. When drawing she prefers pen on paper or sketching digitally.