Louise Tate is a painter and writer whose practice explores themes of care, fictional post-climate landscapes, and gentle modes of co-existing with the natural environment. Her work is figurative and self-referential, imagining utopian worlds where Australian flora flourishesand human bodies appear to float fleetingly through the landscape.
Louise has exhibited locally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions which recently include Jan Murphy Gallery, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Boom Gallery, the NARS Foundation and the IMA Brisbane. 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 will be undertaking an artist residency at Parramatta Artists' Studios in late 2021.
Louise completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with 1st Class Honours from RMIT University, and currently lives and works in Melbourne/Naarm.
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.