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Kate is a freelance cultural critic, curator and gallery essayist. Her writings have appeared in the Waikato Times, Rip it Up magazine, Audioculture, Mossgreen-Webb and Radio 13. She has also written for Hamilton-based galleries and private clients. She has a strong desire to make art and art criticism accessible, honest and respectful. Her curatorial interests to date include kitsch, feminism, outsider art and audience participation. 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.
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.
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Kate Powell is right: the art critics have not vanished. But their work needs to be cultivated and supported. So here is Kate again, presenting you a review written in her lunch break. You’re welcome.
In an age when rigorous critique gives way to hot takes, freelance arts writer Kate Powell asks just what the hell is going on. It’s not what you think. It’s worse.