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Dr

Kate Just

Senior Lecturer In Art
Victorian College Of The Arts
feminism
contemporary art
visual art
craft
feminist art
textiles
feminist
knitting
visual arts and crafts
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Dr

Kate Just

 
Division
Fine Arts And Music
 
Primary Interest
Feminist Art
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Dr

Kate Just

 


Kate Just is an established artist who works with sculpture, installation, neon, textiles and photography to produce contemporary art works that promote feminist representations of the body and experience. Specific to Just’s practice is the use of knitting as engaging sculptural medium and an unwitting political tool.

In addition to her highly crafted solo artworks, Just often works socially and collaboratively within the community to create large scale, public projects that tackle significant social issues including sexual harassment and violence against women.
Kate Just holds a PhD in Sculpture from Monash University, a Master of Arts from RMIT University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Victorian College of the Arts. Just’s practice led PhD in Sculpture, The Texture of Her Skin, won the Mollie Hollman Doctoral Medal in 2013. Just has been a Lecturer in Art at the Victorian College of the Arts since 2005, and in 2017 was appointed as The Head of Graduate Coursework.
Just has exhibited her artwork extensively across Australia in over one hundred group and solo exhibitions including at The National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts, Artspace, the Melbourne Art Fair, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Craft Victoria, Gertrude Contemporary, RMIT Project Space, the Margaret Lawrence Gallery at VCA, The Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Art Fair, the Contemporary Art Space of Tasmania, MOP projects, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, and Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Internationally she has exhibited her work at AIR Gallery and the AC Institute in New York, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Richmond Virginia, the Rijswijk Museum in the Netherlands, the Auckland Art Fair, Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Krems in Austria, Sanskriti Gallery in New Delhi, Youkobo Artspace in Tokyo and Titanik Galleria in Turku, Finland.
Just has been the recipient of over forty grants, prizes, fellowships, awards and residencies. She has received grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria and was the winner of the 2007 Seimen’s Prize, the 2013 British Council Realise Your Dream Award, the 2014 Rupert Bunny Visual Art Fellowship, and the 2015 Wangaratta Textile Prize. She has undertaken local residencies at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces and the Australian Tapestry Workshop and been awarded numerous international residencies including Red Gate in Beijing, Youkobo Artspace in Tokyo, the Australia Council Residency in Barcelona, the Asialink residency at Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi and a KREMS AIR residency in Krems Austria, followed by a major institutional solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Krems Factory in 2011. Just's work is held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, Ergas Collection, the City of Port Phillip, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Ararat Regional Art Gallery and Proclaim Management Collection.

www.katejust.com

Projects

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, IndiaYoukobo Art Space Residency, Tokyo Japan
2015
Winner, Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award
Artist in Residence, Billilla Mansion

2014
City of Melbourne Arts Project Grant
Mollie Hollman Doctoral Medal

2013
Winner, Rupert Bunny Visual Arts Fellowship
Finalist, Blake Prize

2012
Winner, British Council Realise Your Dream Award
Australia Council New Work Grant
Finalist, Hobart Prize
Artist in Residence, Australian Tapestry Workshop

2011
Barcelona Studio Residency, Australia Council for the Arts
International Artist in Residence, Kunsthalle, Krems, Austria
City of Melbourne Arts Project Grant
Monash Postgraduate Research Publications Award
Janet Holmes a Court Artist's Grant
Melbourne University Creative and Conference Research Fund (for staff)

2010
St Kilda Bowling Club Studio residency (2010 - 2011)
Monash Graduate Scholarship (2010 - 2012)
Monash Postgraduate Travel Grant
Finalist, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery National Works on Paper Award
Finalist, St Michael's Archangel Award
Finalist, Qantas Contemporary Art Encouragement Award

2009
Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, NSW
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Residency, (2008 - 2010)

2008
Finalist, Ola Cohn Sculpture Prize
Finalist, The Blake Prize
Janet Holmes A Court Artists Grant
Australian Postgraduate Award, Master of Arts (Research), RMIT University

2007
Artist in Residence, Heide Museum of Modern Art
Finalist, ABN Amro Emerging Art Award
Finalist, Agendo Art Award
City of Melbourne Arts Project Grant Recipient
Australian Postgraduate Award, Master of Arts (Research), RMIT University
Winner, Siemens Fine Art Award, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall

2006
Finalist, Art & Australia/ANZ Private Bank Emerging Artists Award
Australian Postgraduate Award, Master of Arts (Research), RMIT University
Emerging Writers Program, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces
Melbourne Art Fair, Project Room Work Grant
Artist in Residence, RMIT Summer Print Program, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
NAVA Visual and Craft Artist’s Grant

2005
Arts Development Grant (Creation), Arts Victoria
Finalist, Canberra Contemporary Art Award, Australian Capital Territory

2004
Artists Project Grant & residency, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery & NSW Ministry for the Arts
NAVA Visual and Craft Artist’s Grant
City of Melbourne Arts Project Grant Recipient

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 87 most recent scholarly works by Kate Just.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Red Gate Residency, Beijing China

2016

Youkobo Artspace Residency Japan

2016

Asialink Residency, Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi

2016

Youkobo Art Space Residency, Tokyo

2015

Artist in Residence, Billilla Mansion, Brighton

2015

Wangaratta Textile Prize

2014

Mollie Hollman Doctoral Medal

2014

City of Melbourne Arts Project Grant

2013

Rupert Bunny Visual Arts Fellow

2012

Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant (Midcareer)

2012

British Council Realise Your Dream Award

2012

Artist In Residence, Australian Tapesty Workshop

2012

Australia Council for the Arts Barcelona Studio

2011

KREMS (AIR), Austria International Artist in Residence

2010

National Gallery Women's Association Encouragement Award

2010

Monash Research Scholarship

Monash University

2006

Siemen's Postgratuate Travel Award

RMIT University Siemen's Prize

2006

Australian Postgraduate Award

RMIT University

2003

Winner, Toorak Village Sculpture Festival Emerging Art Award

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Lecturer In Art

Victorian College Of The Arts

Education

Education


Arts (Fine Arts)

Monash University

Arts (Fine Arts)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Arts (Painting)

Victorian College of the Arts

Science (Film Making)

Boston University

Links

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