Curatorial development in Scotland

Kate Martin

Kate is a freelance curator and arts educator from Melbourne who lived in Edinburgh from 2008-2012, now based in Berlin. She runs Contemporary Art Exchange (CAE) a curatorial platform for emerging artists interested in international cultural exchange.

Through CAE, she stages exhibitions, events such as discussion groups and talks, and provides professional development services. In 2010, Kate curated Neither Here Nor There at The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh, a group show examining cultural identity and place. She also organised Life: Death: Edinburgh: And: a project involving a residency, and a series of events including a solo exhibition at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop featuring Melbourne artist Carl Scrase. The project explored the experience of travel, spirituality, social change and physical and cultural displacement.

Kate has recently completed Through the Looking Glass Dimly, a collaboration project with two vision impaired artists, Melbourne based Andrew Follows and Edinburgh based Rosita McKenzie that took place in August 2012 as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival. The project featured an exhibition, programme of events including photography workshops, and mini-residency in Edinburgh for Andrew Follows.

Kate previously worked at The Fruitmarket Gallery as the Education Assistant, a Freelance Tutor for Strathclyde University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and as a Freelance Educator National Galleries of Scotland. (