Photo: Kate Hammersley in Oxford, South East

Kate Hammersley


Kate Hammersley is an artist working in 3.5 dimensions. Her practice considers what it's like to live in a world that is constantly changing and evolving, when even the things we take for granted as always being there are constantly in flux. This is the flux that Kate Hammersley captures in her work. Transient moments such as a lightning strike or a shifting horizon line are the inspiration for pieces which play on our perception of two and three dimensions, the visual and the tactile, the real and the implied. A strong time-based element of growth and regeneration is also present. Working primarily in drawing and sculpture, the process of making and utilising the natural world is an important part of her practice. 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.

Location Oxford, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Learning programmes, Public art
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Environment, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Text

News & Events

  • Kate Hammersley Drawings and Photographs

    17/04/2016 – 06/05/2016
    Wolfson College, University of Oxford

    Kate Hammersley’s first solo exhibition in Oxford exploring themes of landscape and permanence.

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