Kate Constantine is an emerging contemporary Aboriginal artist; a Koori woman of the Eora Nation. She is re-imagining the traditions of her peoples’ dot painters and providing a modern narrative for all Australians to better understand First Nations people as an immensely important part of the fabric of Australian culture.
Her work is simple and yet intricately detailed. Her colour palette is directly reflective of each of her artworks narratives. The use of bright colours teamed with earthly tones look as much like they’re out of a magazine as they do the bush.
She is a proud Gadigal artist who was born and bred on her own country (the Sydney Basin). She now resides with her husband and children in the Northern Rivers region where she is inspired by the nature that surrounds her and her young family. She directly portrays the struggle, inspiration, challenges and daily turmoil she feels surrounding being a mother, a storyteller, a creative, a woman, and above all as an Aboriginal woman connected to the land, animals and spirit of country, into her modern take on the time honoured tradition of dot painting. Using acrylics and sticks found on mother Earth she sits quietly for hours producing works on paper, canvas and timber.