Kate Cotching is a painter who hasn't picked up a brush since 1998. She applies sculptural rules to two dimensional materials. She un-masters traditional craft techniques such as paper-cutting and lace making, much of her work exists because it has holes in it.

Kate has exhibited regularly in Artist Run Spaces and Public Galleries throughout Australia for over 10 years. She has been awarded the Australia Council Rome Residency, the Deakin's Award Travelling Scholarship to Beijing, and a residency at Gertrude Street in Melbourne. Her work can be found in collections of the National Gallery of Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, to name just two. She has also contributed to a number of community arts projects in Bristol, UK.