Kate Blackmore is an Australian artist and filmmaker whose films have been presented across cinematic, broadcast and contemporary art contexts. She has written, directed and produced over 20 short arts documentaries for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, including The Art of Collecting and the Walkley Award-nominated series, The Movement. In 2018, Blackmore won the Hive commission – an initiative of Adelaide Film Festival, Screen Australia and ABC Arts – to create The Woman and The Car, a documentary about iconic Australian artist Margaret Dodd, produced by Bridget Ikin. Blackmore’s first drama short, The Butter Scene premiered at the 2021 Sydney Film Festival and she is currently working on her first feature documentary Make it Look Real, produced by Bethany Bruce and Dan Joyce. The film is supported in development by Screen Australia, Create NSW and the SAFC and was selected for the inaugural Doc Society New Perspectives Pitch Lab and the Sunny Side of the Doc Global Pitch 2021.
Blackmore is a founding member of the acclaimed artist collective Barbara Cleveland (with Kelly Doley, Frances Barrett and Diana Baker Smith) whose work has been exhibited at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Biennale of Sydney, Adelaide Biennial, National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Hayward Gallery (London), and Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan). Barbara Cleveland is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney).
Blackmore holds a BFA/BA (Hons) Moving Image & Performance/Film Theory from UNSW Art & Design (Sydney) and a MA Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität (Berlin). She currently works as a Sessional Academic in Moving Image at UNSW Art & Design and a Lecturer in Documentary at AFTRS (Sydney).