Louise Tate is a painter and writer whose practice explores personal and historical narratives of women, care, and Australian identity. Her work weaves a story that is personal, national and fictional, offering up possibilities for new ways of being in the world. Louise completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with 1st Class Honours from RMIT University, and currently lives and works in Melbourne.
Louise has exhibited locally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Recent achievements include: semi-finalist in the Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship (2019) and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2019), finalist in the 'churchie' national emerging art prize (2019), finalist in the Hopper Prize (2020), and an artist residency at the NARS Foundation in New York (2019).
Louise would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which she works, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
Photo courtesy of Allison Hunter