Kate Blackmore is an artist and filmmaker working across cinematic, broadcast and contemporary art contexts.
Blackmore has written, directed and produced several arts documentary mini-series for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), including the Walkley Award nominated contemporary dance series, THE MOVEMENT. In 2018, Blackmore won the Hive commission – an initiative of Adelaide Film Festival, Screen Australia and ABC Arts – to create THE WOMAN AND THE CAR, a documentary produced by Bridget Ikin about Australian artist and filmmaker Margaret Dodd. The film premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival and was broadcast on the ABC.
Blackmore is a founding member of the 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 been exhibited internationally at institutions including at the Hayward Gallery, London; National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art (Seoul); Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney); Art Gallery of NSW; and Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan). Barbara Cleveland’s work is held in private and public collections and the collective is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney).
Blackmore is currently in late development on a feature documentary with finance from Screen Australia, as well as a new documentary series commissioned by ABC Arts. She has an MA in Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität Berlin and is a sessional academic at UNSW Art & Design and AFTRS, Sydney.