Kate Blackmore is an Australian artist and filmmaker whose films have been presented across cinematic, broadcast and contemporary art contexts. She has written, directed and produced over twenty short arts documentaries for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, including The Art of Collecting and the Walkley Award-nominated 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 about the life and work of iconic Australian artist Margaret Dodd, produced by Bridget Ikin. Blackmore recently completed her first drama short, The Butter Scene which will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival 2021 and she is currently in pre-production on her first feature documentary produced by Bethany Bruce and Dan Joyce.
Blackmore is also a founding member of the acclaimed artist collective Barbara Cleveland (with Kelly Doley, Frances Barrett and Diana Smith) whose projects have been presented at the Melbourne International Film Festival, 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2018 Adelaide Biennial, Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Hayward Gallery (London), and Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan). Barbara Cleveland is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney).
Blackmore holds an BFA/BA Moving Image & Performance/Film Theory from UNSW Art & Design and a MA Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität (Berlin). She is a Sessional Academic in Moving Image at UNSW Art & Design and a Lecturer in Documentary at AFTRS (Sydney).