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Kate Buckley

Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga exhibiting artist

Kate Buckley. Unknown maps. Graphite on

 Unknown maps (2014) graphite on paper, 36x37cm



Kate is interested in projects which link art, people, and place.

Kate studied art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. She has exhibited widely and spent time as Artist in Residence at the National Folk Theatre of Ireland (Siamsa Tíre), with ArtsLab Theatre company at Trinity College Dublin and at the Stamsund International Theatre Festival (Norway). She has work in the collections of the Irish president, Guinness ( Ireland ) Ltd, the Wallace Collection (NZ), and many of the Irish Regional Council art collections.

Interwoven with her work as an artist Kate has worked with groups and organisations as tutor & coordinator and artist. She enjoys developing projects and finding opportunities to promote community accessibility and engagement using the arts.


Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga 2020


These little boat-shaped leaves hold a multiplicity of meanings. I’m interested in the transmission of ideas, the management of spread, and the responses to COVID 19 that have brought us together.

There is an exploration of change here, and the controlled movement of people, goods, and ideas. Their individuality is visible but the image is hinged on the coherence of pattern.

There is a slow measured, repetition that looks loose but is based on mathematical plotting of virus transmission and alteration through population.

The piece has a baseline of pencil markings that each measure 1/8'' of an inch. Imperial measurement is based on the human body- an inch is the width of a thumb, a foot the length of a foot.


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