Kate Gorringe-Smith

Kate Gorringe-Smith is a Melbourne-based printmaker who works in contemporary and traditional print media (linocut, etching and woodcut) in 2- and 3D form and installation. Her past position at the major conservation organization, BirdLife Australia, gave her a great fascination for birds – especially migratory shorebirds, which journey annually between their summer habitat in Australia and their arctic breeding grounds. Their 25,000 km migratory circuit, through 23 countries, is called the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

She uses migratory shorebirds and the Flyway to illustrate the fragile but ancient environmental connections that link and sustain us individually and globally. She features the birds in her work both as the animals themselves and as a rich, continually developing metaphor. Consequently, her art is largely concerned with our delicate environment: the threats it faces and our connections with it.

As the child of migrants, Gorringe-Smith is also concerned with human migration, cultural diaspora and displacement, and notions of ‘home’, especially in the current climate of political divisiveness and fear-mongering. Shorebirds, living with the perpetual pull of their two ‘homes’ at opposite ends of the globe, and being biologically compelled to travel endlessly between them, can capture the longing of the migrant to be in two places at once. Through solo and group exhibitions and community projects she also strives to promote awareness of these amazing creatures as they and their habitat are globally under threat.

Lodestar

Lodestar

Etching - relief printed circular etching

12.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 6

Year of Print: 2012

$140.00 inc. GST

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skyward iii

skyward iii

Linocut - and watercolour

76 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$400.00 inc. GST

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Point of departure vii

Point of departure vii

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2016

$400.00 inc. GST

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skyward ii

skyward ii

Linocut - and watercolour

76 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$450.00 inc. GST

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Point of departure v

Point of departure v

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2016

$400.00 inc. GST

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Point of departure vi

Point of departure vi

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2016

$400.00 inc. GST

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Point of departure iv

Point of departure iv

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2016

$400.00 inc. GST

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Point of departure

Point of departure

Linocut - and woodblock

76 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$450.00 inc. GST

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Sunbirds iii

Sunbirds iii

Linocut

30 x 30 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$300.00 inc. GST

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Inclination Compass

Inclination Compass

Etching

17 x 13 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2014

$140.00 inc. GST

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The fossil memory of the sky ii

The fossil memory of the sky ii

Linocut - and woodcut

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2012

$400.00 inc. GST

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Godwits

Godwits

Etching - relief printed circular etchings

12.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 3

Year of Print: 2012

$140.00 inc. GST

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Fly by Night

Fly by Night

Linocut

7 x 8.5 cm

Edition length: 9

Year of Print: 2012

$140.00 inc. GST

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The flying dream

The flying dream

Linocut - embossed and coloured linocut

12.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 6

Year of Print: 2012

$140.00 inc. GST

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Flight feathers (ii)

Flight feathers (ii)

Etching - relief printed circular etching

12.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 7

Year of Print: 2012

$140.00 inc. GST

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Hope (ii)

Hope (ii)

Linocut - embossed and stenciled linocut

100 x 70 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2011

$650.00 inc. GST

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