Louise Tate


Louise Tate is an artist who lives and paints on Wurundjeri Country (Melbourne). Her work explores painting as a care practice; the degradation of the natural environment due to climate change; and how imagined utopian worlds can suggest gentler ways of coexisting with the world around us.

Louise has recently held solo exhibitions at Jan Murphy Gallery, Sophie Gannon Gallery, and Boom Gallery. Recent group exhibitions include Bayside Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, and the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane/Meanjin. Louise won the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize in 2023, and has previously been a finalist in a number of prizes including the Omnia Art Prize (2023), Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize (2021), the McClelland Splash Contemporary Watercolour Award (2021), the Hopper Prize (2020), the churchie national emerging art prize (2019), among many others. She has participated in artist residencies at Hôtel Sainte Valière in the south of France (2022), the NARS Foundation in New York (2019), and Kyneton in regional Victoria (2017), which was supported by the Macfarlane Fund. 

Louise is currently undertaking a Master of Fine Art (Research) at Monash University, for which she has been awarded a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend.

Louise would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which she works, the Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays her deep respect to their Elders, past and present.

Photo by Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files

Using Format