Louise Tate


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 flourishes and human bodies appear to float fleetingly through the landscape. 

Louise has exhibited locally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, most recently at Jan Murphy Gallery, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Boom Gallery, and the IMA Brisbane. Recent achievements include: finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize (2021), the McClelland Splash Contemporary Watercolour Award (2021), the Hopper Prize (2020), and the 'churchie' national emerging art prize (2019); and semi-finalist in the Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship (2019) and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2019). She has participated in artist residencies at the NARS Foundation in New York (2019) and in Kyneton with the Macfarlane Fund (2017). She currently lives and works in Melbourne/Naarm.

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 respect to their Elders, past and present.

Photo by Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files

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