Kate sully is a visual mixed media artist, facilitator and lecturer based in Sheffield. Her practice began with a Ceramics degree where she explored clay as a material to describe themes and ideas rather than create permanent ceramic pieces, her final show involved numerous life size un fired clay figures exploring the Egyptian notion of the Book of the dead.
This approach has continued through Kate’s work to always be exploring materials and techniques to marry up the ideas with the process and final product. After completing the degree course Kate went on to a two year part time M.A in Fine Art and combined study with paid work to fund her practice and studio out of college. Kate began creating both sculptural and wall based pieces often using and manipulating found images to tell a new story. The final exhibition consisted of huge wall pieces using colour photocopies which when joined together created the image.
Kate has exhibited her work both regionally and nationally and secured Arts council funding to realise a number of these projects.
Kate’s work is often large scale, challenging but always rich and colourful exploring similar themes about the world around us, the struggle between the forces of nature and our impact upon both positive and negative which if not acknowledged and respected may spin hazardously out of control. Through the use of familiar objects and forms Kate can transform and infiltrate what we think we already know with new ideas to both challenge and engage us to experience a new more contemporary story that unfolds from her work.