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Kate is a freelance cultural critic, curator and gallery essayist. She has held a variety of community-art focussed roles as a social media strategist, artist liaison, artistic director (advertising), and publicist.
Kate has studied at the Sotheby's Institute (London), Victoria University (Wellington) and AUT (Auckland). She is currently based in Auckland and works in Public Relations and Communications.
Kate Powell digs for gold in arts news and finds some real diamonds for this week's art media Lowdown
Kate Powell applauds a breath of fresh air and sheer beauty just breaking on the art circuit
Kate Powell dives into discomfort zone and lets us listen in on a conversation that is uncomfortable in its truth but not without hope for the future.
Kate Powell reports in on Aotearoa’s most dynamic alternative conference for the arts.
One of Aotearoa’s sons came home to a heartfelt honouring of his talent. The Big Idea was there to celebrate a man guided by passion and compassion in his creative output.
Review|Pacific Sisters: He Toa Taera at the Auckland Art Gallery is a long overdue retrospective of one of Aotearoa’s most influential artistic collectives of the last twenty years.
In the latest instalment of the 2019 Pop Up Globe season, two plays attempt to tackle the theme of abuse of power. But is the balance between humour and horror measured? Kate Powell investigates.
A fresh take on intercultural communication: Kate Powell reviews Jump Cut at the Pah Homestead, a contemporary dance performance by a vibrant group of talented young migrants and refugees.
Kate Powell takes us on a necessary and important journey through New Zealand art history.
Kate Powell rediscovers her hometown and finds more art than she expected.