Profile kate foster

Kate Foster

Environmental Artist in Selkirk United Kingdom

My work is about human and animal lives in changing environments, each outcome depending on its individual context.
A series of works, Biogeographies, developed after graduating from Glasgow School of Art. These re-presented the cultural histories of particular zoological specimens, supported by a Leverhulme Residency (University of Glasgow).
After moving to the Scottish Borders, CABN facilitated Border Sheepscapes (2008) through field-drawing. Involvement with Working the Tweed (A Year of Natural Scotland project, 2013) developed a focus on land use.
My work has appeared in Scottish and international gallery and museum exhibitions, academic publications, blogposts, artists’ books and illustrations. Current work concerns ecological restoration of wetlands, linking to a research degree.
Further information on Kate's work can be found on her Blog:

This article by Kate Foster and Claire Pençak gives a background for the PechaKucha talk:

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River Ways and Land Uses

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Kate Foster talks about her map of the Riverways which presents the Borders dominated by its waterways rather than its towns.

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Galashiels @ Mac Arts
Nov 18, 2017