Kate Blackmore is a screen-based artist living and working on Gadigal land (Sydney). Her films have been presented across cinematic, broadcast and contemporary art contexts and aim to extend the theoretical limits of what is traditionally meant by the term ‘documentary’.
Blackmore has written, directed and produced several documentary series for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), including the Walkley Award nominated contemporary dance series, THE MOVEMENT (2017). In 2018, Blackmore won the Hive commission, an initiative of Adelaide Film Festival, Screen Australia and ABC Arts. The commission allowed her to write and direct THE WOMAN AND THE CAR, a 30 min hybrid documentary about Australian artist Margaret Dodd, produced by Bridget Ikin. The film premiered at the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival and was broadcast on the ABC.
Blackmore is a founding member of acclaimed artist collective Barbara Cleveland (with Kelly Doley, Frances Barrett and Diana Smith) whose collaborative projects are informed by queer and feminist methodologies that draw on the historical lineages of both the visual and performing arts.
Barbara Cleveland’s projects have exhibited internationally at institutions including at the Hayward Gallery, London; Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Seoul; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney; the 20th Biennale of Sydney; and the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW). Barbara Cleveland is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.
Blackmore is currently developing her first feature documentary with funding from Screen Australia and is a sessional academic at UNSW Art & Design.