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 which led to the creation of THE WOMAN AND THE CAR, a 30 min hybrid documentary produced by Bridget Ikin, about the iconic Australian artist Margaret Dodd. The film premiered at the 2018 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 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). The collective is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.
Blackmore is currently developing her first feature documentary with funding from Screen Australia, and a new documentary series commissioned by ABC Arts. She is also a sessional academic at UNSW Art & Design and UTS, Sydney.