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Catherine’s multidisciplinary practice addresses communication through voice, language and the interplay between hearing/listening, seeing/reading. Using field recording, digital imaging and the spoken/written word she explores an expanded approach to language within and across species through a framework of everyday experience. Listening enables the complexity of the urban to be understood as a shared sonic space. The artworks prompt transmission and reception through the fluidity, instability and mobility of voicing and languaging. The artworks are social in nature and frequently involve collaboration and participation with other artists and audiences. The artworks take several forms including texts/scores, soundworks, installations, external public artworks, radio, live performance, readings and artist books.
Brought up in London UK she arrived in Melbourne Australia through a residency with Gertrude Contemporary in the 1990s. Exhibiting and performing within Australia and internationally, she teaches at Swinburne University (MA Writing) and holds a practice led PhD (Fine Art) through RMIT University.

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    PhD (Fine Art) RMIT University, Melbourne Australia (2008-2015)
A practise-led research project through the School of Art, entitled Tell Me Something: unlearning common noisy wild urban birds through listening, voice and language
Supervisors Lexley Duxbury and Philip Samartzis
Link to Thesis at RMIT Researchbank

Associate Member of AEGIS Research Network RMIT University Melbourne
Arts, Ecology, Globalization and the Interpretation of Science (AEGIS) is an interdisciplinary research network focusing on how practices of art and cultural critique respond to global ecologies. With a strong grounding in urban human ecologies research and with an emphasis on social processes of globalisation, AEGIS focuses on projects that prioritise the role of art in interpretations of natural history, science and technology.

    Associate member of CAST Research Group RMIT University Melbourne
The Centre for Art, Society and Transformation (CAST) researches how art transforms human communities within an age of rapid urbanisation and globalisation. CAST builds on practice-led research in art and public space, using practical, curatorial and theoretical methodologies. Its researchers examine art’s capacity for social engagement and power to foster local, regional and international creative partnerships and networks.