Kate Fahey

New Graduate Award Resident: Kate Fahey


May 2017

Lewisham Arthouse is delighted to welcome our new Graduate Resident, Kate Fahey, who joins us from 1st June 2017 – 31st January 2018. Kate Fahey is an artist working with print and installation. She received a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London.

‘With machine vision, technological acceleration and the increasing pace of life, time seems to flow ever faster, making our relationships to images and the land fluid and problematic. At the core of my practice lies a concern for the surface and skin of the image through which I attempt to channel affect and a more embodied type of visuality, positing the surface as a site of mediation, transfer and transformation. Through the haptic nature of the work, I examine humans’ relationship with the digital and seek to connect with and to slow down our experience of images, calling on lost lore and old forms of knowledge to negotiate technology and scientific advancement.’

Her upcoming exhibitions include, Secret Stations, (solo) at Callan Workhouse Union, Kilkenny, Ireland. Recent projects include Going Dark, Guest Projects, London (2017), The Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA London (2016/17), The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2016/17), The Artist Traveller, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2017), Reference Mollusk, Gossamer Fog, London (2016), PR!NT, Impressions & Expressions, Editions & Seditions, La Cambre Gallery 425, Brussels (2015), Resonance And Recapitulation: Echo Of a Renaissance, Collaboration with composer Enda Bates, Ormston House Gallery, Limerick (2015) and Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2015). She has received numerous awards including the Stanley Picker Tutorship in Fine Art Printmaking (2015/16), the Augustus Martin Print Prize (2015), the Tim Mara Trust Award (2015), the Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland Award (2015) and the Irish Arts Council Travel and Training Award (2013). She is an AHRC TECHNE funded practice based PhD candidate at University of the Arts, London.

We look forward to working with this exciting artist.