Katie Chancellor is an emerging contemporary Australian visual artist completing post graduate studies in Visual Art at the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne University 2016.
Growing up in the ethereal Australian bush on a large sheep and cattle farm provided Katie with an abundant source of inspiration to create. From the moment she could hold a crayon, Katie drew almost constantly; her imagination fuelled by the wonderful, mysterious creatures surrounding her every day life.
In her late teens, Katie left the wild expanse of the farm for suburbia. Together with her brother Will, the sibling pair gravitated toward the local urban art scene through the practice of hand painted paste ups, forming the original duo of Swift & Ctrl V.
Katie’s creative practice ranges from urban acrylic paste ups on recycled paper to film via found footage projected onto walls. Her process explores the unbounded nature of imagination, identity and the intrigue of the Australian bush in contrast to the urban landscape.
Katie’s work ‘Long Gully’ was recently awarded as a finalist in the prestigious Nillumbik Prize 2018. Katie has also participated in the Nillumbik Open Studios program in 2017 – 2018 and is involved in the planning of various community art projects.
After recently relocating to Ballarat, Katie has been busy renovating an 1870’s period Victorian home together with her husband John and labrador Nugget. Katie is delighted to have been accepted into the Ballarat Evolve program as supported by the Ballarat Arts Foundation, and looks forward to all the exciting creative opportunities ahead in her new historic home town.