PhD (Sculpture), Monash University (2010 - 2013)
Master of Arts (Fine Arts), RMIT University, (2006 - 2008)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts (2002)
GRANTS, PRIZES, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2019 Art OMI Australian Fellow, New York Residency
2018 Red Gate Gallery, Beijing Residency
2017 Australia Council Arts Development Grant
2016 Asialink Residency, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India
2016 Youkobo Art Space Residency, Tokyo Japan
2015 Winner, Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Prize
2015 Artist in Residence, Billilla Mansion, Bayside City Council
2014 City of Melbourne Arts Project Grant
2014 Winner, Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal
2013 Finalist, The Blake Prize
2013 Winner, Rupert Bunny Visual Arts Fellowship
2012 Winner, British Council Realise Your Dream Award / UK residency
2012 Australia Council New Work Grant (midcareer)
2012 Finalist, Hobart Prize
2012 Artist in Residence, Australian Tapestry Workshop
2011 Barcelona Studio Residency, Australia Council for the Arts
2011 International Artist in Residence, Kunsthalle, Krems, Austria
2011 City of Melbourne Arts Project Grant
2011 Janet Holmes a Court Artist's Grant
2010 Monash Graduate Scholarship (2010 - 2012)
2009 Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, NSW
2009 Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Residency, (2008 - 2010)
2008 Finalist, The Blake Prize
2008 Janet Holmes A Court Artists Grant
2008 Australian Postgraduate Award, Master of Arts (Research), RMIT University
2007 Artist in Residence, Heide Museum of Modern Art
2007 City of Melbourne Arts Project Grant Recipient
2007 Australian Postgraduate Award, Master of Arts (Research), RMIT University
2007 Winner, Siemens Fine Art Award, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall
2006 Finalist, Art & Australia/ANZ Private Bank Emerging Artists Award
2006 Emerging Writers Program, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces
2006 Melbourne Art Fair, Project Room Work Grant
2006 Artist in Residence, RMIT Summer Print Program, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
2006 NAVA Visual and Craft Artist’s Grant
2005 Arts Development Grant (Creation), Arts Victoria
2005 Finalist, Canberra Contemporary Art Award, Australian Capital Territory
2004 Artists Project Grant & residency, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery & NSW Ministry for the Arts
2004 NAVA Visual and Craft Artist’s Grant
2004 City of Melbourne Arts Project Grant Recipient
2018 How I Will Change, RMIT Project Space
2016 The Aadambar Strivadi Quilt, Sankskriti Art Gallery, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India
2016 Feminist Fan, A.I.R. Gallery, New York City
2015 The Furies, St Kilda Town Hall Facade and Gallery
2014 HOPE&SAFE: Daine Singer
2014 Knit SAFE Project, City of Melbourne Public Art Project
2014 Book Project: HOPE SAFE, West Space Reading Room, West Space
2013 Venus Was Her Name, Daine Singer, Melbourne
2013 The Texture of Her Skin, Glen Eira Gallery, Caulfield
2012 The Skin of Hope, Daine Singer, Melbourne
2012 Kate Just: Knitted Work, 2004 - 2011, Ararat Regional Gallery, Ararat VIC
2011 Unearthed, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2011 Venus Was Her Name, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
2011 Kate Just, Daine Singer Project, Zurich, Switzerland
2010 Inward Gathering, Nellie Castan Gallery, South Yarra, VIC
2009 A New Day in A Strange Land, Nellie Castan Gallery, South Yarra, VIC
2009 Bombshell, Gertrude Studio 12 Exhibition, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces
2008 Supernatural, RMIT School of Art Gallery, October
2008 The Garden of Interior Delights, Don't Come Gallery, Royal Arcade, Melbourne
2008 Natural Woman, Raw Space, Brisbane
2008 Shed That Skin, MOP Projects, Sydney
2007 I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself, Bus Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Wall Flower, The Dolls House, Preston
2006 Paradise, TCB art inc, Melbourne
2006 The Entertainer, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
2006 Individual Project Room, Melbourne Art Fair
2005 Boundary (LOVE), Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australian Capital Territory
2005 The Four Fathers, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy
2005 Family, West Space, Melbourne
2004 Love is a Rose, Conical Gallery, Fitzroy
2003 Uniform Dad, Penthouse and Pavement, Carlton
2018 Analogue Digital, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, (December)
2018 Craftivism, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton (November)
2018 Gothic Beauty, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
2018 Word, Hugo Michelle Gallery, Adelaide
2018 Spring 1883, MARS Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Killing Time, curated by Louise Klerks, Chapter House Lane
2018 Staying Power, curated by Penelope Davis and Andy Dinan, MARS Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Queer Threads (curator), Assembly Point at Guild, Creative Spaces, Melbourne
2018 This Wild Song Artists, curated by Merryn Trevethan, Atrium Gallery, Australian High Commission, Singapore
2018 Duo exhibition with Robert Brain, curated by Louise Klerks, Chapter House Lane
2018 Declaration, curated by Stephanie Smith and Lisa Freiman, Institute for Contemporary Art, VCU, Richmond, Virginia, USA
2018 Unfinished Business, ACCA, Melbourne
2017 The Public Body 2, Artspace, Sydney
2017 Can't Touch This, curated by Miriam Kelly, Verge Gallery, Sydney
2017 The Victorian Craft Awards, Craft, Melbourne
2017 Stitch Fetish 5, curated by Ellen Schinderman, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2017 Body and Cloth, Australian Tapestry Workshop, South Melbourne
2017 No Woman Is an Island, curated by Sophia Cai, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Rijswijk Museum, The Netherlands
2016 Unfolding/Folding, curated by Alyce Neal, KINGS Ari
2016 Hero Worship, curated by Debbie Pryor and Hannah Presley, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2016 MUM, curated by Clare Needham, Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria
2016 Telltale, curated by Anna Richardson and Justin Hinder, Arts Project Australia, Northcote
2016 Feminist Fan in Japan and Friends, (curator and exhibiting artist), Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Standing Ovation, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray
2015 Works from the Contemporary Australian Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2015 f-generation: feminism, art, progression cur. by Juliette Peers, Caroline Phillips & Veronica Caven Aldous, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Handmade Politics, curated by Katve Kaisa Kontturi, Titanik Galleria, Turku, Finland
2015 Daine Singer, Spring 1883, The Establishment Hotel, Syndey
2015 It ain't over yet (it hasn't even begun), curated by Alice Mathieu, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta
2015 Amber Stones and Green, Curated by Alison Lasek, Kings ARI, Melbourne
2014 Material Edge, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta
2014 Substation Contemporary Art Prize, Substation, Newport
2014 This is Not the Work, The Block, QUT Art Space, Brisbane
2014 Subject to Ruin, curated by Adam Porter, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2014 The F Word, curated by Caroline Phillips, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
2014 Fertile Ground, Australian Tapestry Workshop, South Melbourne
2013 The Blake Prize, Gallery of UNSW, Sydney
2013 Works from the Collection, St Kilda Town Hall, St Kilda
2013 Top 10: The People Curate the Permanent Collection, Ararat Regional Gallery, Ararat
2013 The Projects Group Show, curated by Nicole Breedon and Keira Brew Kurec, The Projects, Belgrave
2012 Louise Bourgeois and Other Artists, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen
2012 The Hobart Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
2012 Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, Queer Urban Legends, cur. by Jess Bridport, Substation, Newport
2012 The Substation Contemporary Art Prize, Substation, Newport
2012 Hello Dollies, Penrith Regional Gallery
2011 Interior Architecture, Curated by Caroline Phillips, Latrobe Gallery, Bendigo
2011 City of Port Phillip New Acquisitions, St Kilda Town Hall, St Kilda
2010 Imaging the Apple, Curated by Elizabeth Gower and John Neeson, AC Institute, New York
2010 Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery National Works on Paper Award, Mornington
2010 Dream Weavers (co-curator with Daine Singer and exhibiting artist),Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania, Hobart
2010 Secret Files from the Working Men's College, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
2009 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra City Council Chambers, Sydney
2009 Gertrude Studio Artists Exhibition, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Fitzroy
2009 Ivy Tropes, Cur. Melissa Loughnan, ACGA Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne
2009 Love Bites, curated by Sarah Jones, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
2009 Auckland Art Fair, represented by Nellie Castan Gallery
2008 Neo Pop, John Buckley Gallery, Richmond
2008 Weaveworlds, Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney
2008 Knitting, (curated by Diana Robson) Hawksbury Regional Gallery, Hawksbury
2008 Gertrude Studio Artists Show, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Fitzroy
2008 The Blake Prize, National Art School, Sydney
2008 Life, Death, Thereafter, (curated by Mark Feary), Silvershot, Melbourne
2008 The Men's Gallery Show, curated by Phip Murray, in association with Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
2007 B-II, (Curated by Daine Singer), Blindside, Melbourne
2007 You Make Me Feel: Tamara Marwood and Kate Just, Alluvial Gallery, Bendigo
2007 Homeland, Sidney Meyer Space, Heide Museum of Modern Art
2007 40 Degrees, curated by Alexie Glass, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Fitzroy
2007 Side Stitch, curated by Olivia Poloni, Blindside, Melbourne
2007 Manufactured, Raw Space, Brisbane
2007 Bird Girls, curated by Kate Daw and Vikki McInnes, Margaret Lawrence Gallery at VCA, Melbourne
2006 Siemens Fine Art Scholarship Exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall
2006 RMIT Print Residency Exhibition, Project Space, RMIT University, Melbourne
2006 Only Some of the Time, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
2006 Beckon (Co-Curator & participating artist) Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
2006 Lexicon, curated by Martina Copley, City Library, Melbourne
2005 Canberra Contemporary Art Award, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
2005 Selekta, (Co-Curator), West Space Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Traverse, Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery and Rocketart, Newcastle
2004 She’s Crafty, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
2004 Supernatural, a duo show w/ Kate Rohde, Next Wave Festival, Horti Hall Gallery, Melbourne
Head of Graduate Coursework, School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Feb 2017 - current.
Lecturer, School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, 2005- 2016.
Program Coordinator, West Space Gallery, Melbourne, 2005 –2006.
PUBLISHED WRITING (by the artist)
Feminist Fan, catalogue for the exhibition Feminist Fan, AIR Gallery, New York, July 2016 (updated October 2017).
A self published book associated with the exhibition HOPE & SAFE, featuring Just's public art projects in the UK and Melbourne, 2014.
The Texture of Her Skin, PhD Thesis, Monash University, 2013.
The Armor of Hope and Other Works, Volume 5, Issue 1,MAMSIE, Studies in the Maternal, Birckbeck University of London, online journal, 2013.
Artist page in "Louise Bourgeois and Australian Artists', catalogue for exhbition by the same name at Heide Museum of Modern Art, November 2012.
The Gift and the Curse, exhibition catalogue for Drew Pettifer, The Gift and the Curse, RMIT Project Space, February 2011.
The Whole Truth, exhibition catalogue for Holding Pattern, solo exhibition by Caroline Phillips, George Paton Gallery, March 2010.
Kaleidoscope, exhibition catalogue for solo exhibition by Song Ling, Niagra Gallery, February 2010.
The Body Talks: Video Work of Kotoe Ishii,exhibition catalogue, Libary Art Space, December 2009.
Tamara Marwood, exhibition catalogue for A Little Ladylike Tinkling and Smearing, Craft Victoria, 2008.
Parasite Specific, Objects in Space exhibition catalogue, Next Wave Festival, May 2008.
Free Range, catalogue essay for Range of Motion (Penny Cain, Emma White, Maddy Donovan), West Space, June 2007.
Rich Text, catalogue essay for Rich Text, RMIT Storey Hall, May 2007.
Louise Weaver, review of Taking a Chance on Love, Selected Works 1990 – 2006, Artlink: Dec 2006.
Before Monday, catalogue essay for Katherine Huang’s Gertrude Studio 12 exhibition, Nov 2006.
Untitled review of Janenne Eaton’s Angle of Head exhibition, EYELINE Magazine, July 2006.
Knitting Confessions: PURL YOUR HEART OUT!, in Hao Gao, edited by Olivia Barrett, 2006: Singapore/Melbourne.
Paradise: an essay, TCB Art Inc, June 2006.
Elizabeth Gower, review of Sites & Conversations at VCA Gallery, EYELINE Magazine, Issue 59, 2006.
Susan Wirth, Review, West Space, UN Magazine, Issue 4, 2005.
The Four Fathers, short story with exhibition, Seventh Gallery, 2005.
Review of Susan Wirth, Arlo Mountford, Simon Terrill and Janenne Eaton, www.westspace.org.au., 2005.
Charlotte Vannier, Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art, Thames and Hudson, 2018.
Harrie Mayer, Needleman, Feminist Fan, Curated by Louise Klerks, Art + Australia, May 2018.
Elle Murrell, Robert Brain and Kate Just Present Needleman, Feminist Fan, The Design Files, February 2018.
Ilona Nelson, Kate Just, This Wild Song, February 2018.
Sophia Cai, Heroine Knits, Portrait Magazine, National Gallery of Australia, Spring/Summer 2018.
Sophia Cai, WIP: The Unfinished Business of Feminism, Runway, January 2017.
Paola Balla, Max Delany, Julie Ewington, Annika Kristensen, Vikki McInnes, Elvis Richardson, 'Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism,' exhibition catalogue, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, 2017.
Charlotte Vannier, Ceci Nest Pas Un Pull, Pyramid Publishing, 2017.
Jenni Mazaraki, Kate Just is Here to Knit Powerful Wom*n and Be Your Feminist Fan, The Ladies Network, April 2017.
Sue Gardiner, The Human Texture, Artnews, New Zealand, Autumn 2017.
Emma O'Neill, #26: Kate Just in 50 Things Collectors Need to Know in 2017, Art Collector magazine, January 2017.
Artist Portfolio: ‘Kate Just: Purls of Feminist Devotion,’ The Advocate, July 2016.
Betsy Greer, ‘An “Act of Love”: Knitted Portraits of Feminist Artists and Their Work,’ Hyperallergic, July 2016.
Marvin & Ruby, It is the Best Job in the World, Marvin & Ruby, April 2016.
Johnny Page, A Survey of Feminist Art in Japan, Spoon and Tamago, February 2016.
Kate Just's The Furies: Artist Feature, Runway Issue Number 27: Outside, April 2015.
Janine Burke, Big, Bold and Glorious: Dr Janine Burke launches Kate Just’s ‘The Furies,’Rochford Street Review, 13 March 2015.
Robert Nelson, 'Wrath of ages: women rage against violence in Kate Just's work The Furies at St Kilda Town Hall,' 10 March 2015.
Caroline Phillips, 'Watch This Space,' Catalogue Exhibition for The Furies at St Kilda Town Hall, 8 March, 2015.
Dylan Rainforth, 'Artist Kate Just's series on women's self-defence hangs from St Kilda Town Hall,' 3 March, 2015.
Dan Rule, "In the galleries: Experimenta: Recharge, Iwasaki, Amber Stones and Green," The Age Newspaper, 25 January, 2015.
Dylan Rainforth, "Luscious and Unashamedly Joyful Works in Group Show at KINGS Ari," The Age Newspaper, 13 January, 2015.
Juliet Peers, "Knitting Signals,"an essay for the book and exhibition HOPE & SAFE by Kate Just at Daine Singer, 2014.
Alyce McGovern, "Crafting For Good: Why We All Want To Knit For Penguins,"The Conversation, 18 March, 2014.
Bronwyn Watson, "Kate Just's Paradise takes knitting to a new dimension,"The Australian Newspaper, 21 December, 2013.
Casey Jenkins, "Venus Was Her Name," catalogue for the exhibition Venus Was Her Name at Daine Singer, 2013.
Linda Michael, "Louise Bourgeois and Australian Artists', catalogue for exhibition by the same name at Heide Museum of Modern Art, November 2012.
Sarah Moore, "Just Great: Kate's off to Brittain to sew up artistic journey," Weekly Review Bayside, 24 September, 2012.
Robert Nelson, "The Corruption of Innocents", The Age Newspaper, 27 June, 2012.
Dan Rule, “Kate Just:The Skin of Hope”, Your Weekend in the Galleries, The Age Newspaper, 23 June, 2012.
Anthony Camm, "Kate Just: The Knitted Works 2004-2011", catalogue for exhibition of the same name at Ararat Regional Gallery, May 2012.
Dan Rule, "The Skin of Hope", Broadsheet, 24 May 2012.
Melissa Miles, "The Skin of Hope", catalogue essay for the exhibition The Skin of Hope at Daine Singer, 2012.
Margaret Burin, ,"Feminism Just a Needle and Thread Away"ABC Ballarat, 2012.
Daniela Tomasovsky, “Venus Reloaded”, Morgen: 5/11 (Austrian magazine), October 2011.
Craig Burgess, "One of These Forms", catalogue essay for Unearthed, Craft Victoria,2011.
Martha McDonald,"In Small Things Remembered", catalogue essay for Unearthed, Craft Victoria,2011.
Liza Power, "Tools of Our Trade Take On New Guises,"The Age Newspaper, April 16, 2011.
Robert Nelson, "If Nightmares Come True", The Age Newspaper, November 19, 2010.
Art Collector Magazine, "Kate Just", October 2010.
Olivia Poloni, "Inward Gathering", catalogue essay for the exhibitionby the same name, Nellie Castan Gallery, 2010.
David Hansen, "Inward Gathering", review of exhibition by the same name, Nellie Castan Gallery, 2010.
Helen Hughes, "Bombshell"catalogue essay for Studio 12 exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, 2009.
Louise Schwartzkoff,"Young Artists Embrace Their Inner Nanna",Sydney Morning Herald, April 25, 2009.
Rose Vickers, "Kate Just: New Work", Art World Magazine, Issue 9, June/July 2009.
Alice Blackwood, “Stitching Myths and Memories: The work of Kate Just”, Textile Art Forum Magazine, Vo. 28, Issue 2, No 94, August 2009.
Dan Rule, Critical Guide, A2 section, The Age Newspaper, 18 July, 2009.
Anna Saunders, "Simply Red", Marie Claire Australia, June 2009.
Tai Snaith, "Life and Times", Artlink, Vol 29, No. 1, March 2009.
Ross Moore, “Goddess of the Kitsch”, The Age Newspaper, Friday 24 October, 2008.
Dylan Rainforth, “Kate Just”, The Age Newspaper, M Magazine, Sunday 12 October, 2008.
Kirsten Rann, "The Garden of Interior Delights" , catalogue essay for the exhibition by the same name, Don't Come Gallery, 2008.
Ashley Crawford, "Blake Makes Spirited Choice", The Age Newspaper, Wed 27 August, 2008.
Back Page Featured Artist, National Association for the Visual Arts Magazine, July 2007.
Stephen Gallagher, “At the Crossroads of Daphne”, exhibition catalogue for You Make Me Feel, July 2007.
Terri-Anne Kingsley, All Stitched Up, ABC Radio Interview/article, July 2007.
Penny Webb, “Bird Girls”, The Age Newspaper, M Magazine (p.42), The Age Newspaper, 6 May, 2007.
Andrew Stephens, “Open Wide, come inside”, The Age Newspaper, M Magazine (p. 41), 6 May, 2007.
Olivia Poloni, “The Dolls House – A Modern Wunderkammer”, Making Space Event/exhibition catalogue, April 2007.
Vikki McInnes, “Kate Just” Bird Girls exhibition catalogue, VCA Gallery, April 2007.
Kate Daw, “Bird Girls, Fly High, Fly Low”, Bird Girls exhibition catalogue, VCA Gallery, April 2007.
Olivia Poloni, “Side Stitch”, exhibition catalogue, VCA Gallery, March 2007.
Megan Backhouse, “40 Degrees”, The Age, Saturday 17 February, 2007.
Ric Spencer, “Flight of the fantasy Beckons”, The West Australian, review, 9 September 2006.
ABC TV Interview/Presentation, Sunday Arts Program, Sunday 20 August, 2006.
Megan Backhouse, “Mixed Media”, The Age, Wednesday 2 August, 2006.
Robert Nelson, “ Unexpected Encounters”, The Age, Wednesday 2 August, 2006.
Dominique Angeloro & Jesse Garron, “BECKON”, catalogue, August 2006, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.
Robert Nelson, “Fabrications to Make You Knit Your Brow in Perplexity”(review), The Age, Wed. 14 June, 2006.
Megan Backhouse, “Art Galleries”, The Age, Saturday 17 June, 2006.
Kylie Gusset, "The Medium is not the Message", Yarn Magazine, March 2006, page 6.
Penny Webb, “Family”, Sightlines, the Age, 29 June, 2005.
Bridget Cameron, “ The Knitting Train”, commissioned by Artlink for www.craftculture.org, April 2005.
Dominique Angeloro & Jesse Garron, “Crossroads: The Politics of Every Which Way” Traverse catalogue 2004.
Meghan Backhouse, “Just in time for love”, The Age, 23 October 2004.
Penny Webb, “Not In Their Nature to Be Loud”, The Age, 29 May, 2004.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art
Wangaratta City Art Gallery
Ergas Collection, Sydney
City of Port Phillip
Ararat Regional Gallery
Private Collections in Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Austria
Permanent Online Artists Profile, Brooklyn Museum: Elizabeth Sackler Centre for Feminist Art Archive