Katt is an artist, writer, designer and creative facilitator. Her work is playful and nostalgic, often with an unexpected twist. She experiments with digital and analogue mediums to create engaging, meaningful, and immersive experiences that stimulate curiosity, provoke new conversations and evoke multiple senses.
Storytelling and design thinking are at the heart of Katt’s practice. She has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a master’s degree in digital media practice. All of her work begins as a story and her role as an artist involves finding the right medium to share it. Katt is a dynamic writer, poet and designer with a number of publications both in print and online. Her illustrations have been published in a number of journals and anthologies, the most recent being the cover of the poetry anthology, The Lost Art of Staring into Fires by Valley Press.
She has over a decade of experience working in learning and development and instructional design and has designed, developed and delivered sessions in a variety of formats such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, e-learning, and mobile learning. Her bespoke courses have covered an array of subjects and skills in both corporate and creative environments.
So far, in 2022, Katt has completed two artist residencies. The first, was in partnership with Chapel Arts Studios as part of their annual CAS:AIR programme. Her arts council funded residency project, UNDEREARTH, was a digital environmentally-focused project exploring what happens beneath the ground as spring approaches. Through a series of interactive workshops, and with the assistance of a mentee artist, she taught creative coding, animation and storytelling to pupils from primary schools in Andover, Hampshire. The project culminated in a multi-sensory exhibition that combined augmented reality, projection, animation and sound art.
The second residency was with King John’s House and Museum in Romsey, Hampshire. Katt’s project, Scratching the Surface, was an interactive and participatory art installation that brought the medieval graffiti of the house to life using animation and projection mapping. An event was held at the site on the first weekend of August where visitors were invited to learn about medieval graffiti and try their hand at carving their own.
Katt runs regular creative workshops in and around Hampshire for adults and children, check out the events page for her upcoming courses.