Kate Wilson is a graduate of the Slade School of Art, UCL, London. Her background is in both visual art and dance/performance art.
In 2012 Wilson founded the cross arts company, Hereinafter Performance. This company performs live work and video installations for galleries. Her work in performance and film is informed by mindful body practices, release technique and improvisation techniques, and often involves exploration of links across the arts. Collaborations in cross arts include Gill Clarke (Independent Dance); Echo Echo Dance Theatre; Le Coque director Jean Marie Perinetti & musician Lauren Kinsella.
Wilson’s most recent collaborative performance projects, ‘Under the Surface’ (2015), ‘Undercurrent’(2016)and 'Winter Ground'(2017) are all recipients of Arts Council Awards.
Wilson’s ongoing study of the potential for untrained movement (and trained movement from disciplines other than dance) in the development of contemporary dance, have led to the establishment of her ensemble Undercurrent. As an ensemble it challenges boundaries and expectations in both contemporary dance practice and inclusiveness in the arts. Her current project with this ensemble, ‘Winter Ground’ is a live performance work in collaboration with award winning film artist Róisín Loughrey.
Collaborations and partnerships within education, community and gallery settings are an ongoing aspect of Wilson’s practice. She has been invited to facilitate workshops across Ireland for all ages, including for IMMA, The Ark, The Model and The Dock. She also regularly engages with schools and community groups through various arts education programmes.
Wilson currently works as a mentor for artists interested in learning more about education partnerships and facilitates training days. In 2016 she was selected to participate in the national research ‘Arts in Education’, and is currently employed in running courses for teachers and artists through the National Education Center in Laois.