b.1986 Sydney, Australia.
Lives and works in Sydney and London, UK.

Katie works with video, ceramics, installation and interactivity, including app development. She is interested in the experience of time, the intangible, intersubjectivity & ecology. The subject matter of her work is often based from personal experience, but links with implications of human presence through the history of the moving image, psychology, computing and data. Additionally, she has an interest in collaboration and inter-disciplinary approaches.

Her work often reflects on the malleability of information; what we know and what we see, in relation to our actions. As an Art psychotherapist she works with the unconscious, emotion and nonverbal. Converging these disciplines, allows her to work intuitively, as patterns in social phenomena are intertwined with personal experience and reflection.

She works by collecting; objects, footage, sound, images from online archives and data. Katie then sorts these things and artwork emerges from overlapping associations. In contrast to the coldness of data her work often incorporates humour, personal accountability and the importance of human empathy.


Katie Turnbull’s work has been exhibited at Focal Point Gallery, Coventry Cathedral, Outpost and Allenshead Contemprary Art in the UK. As well as Galleries UNSW, Firstdraft, Seventh Gallery, Penrith Regional Gallery, Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, MAMA Albury, RMIT Gallery and the Powerhouse Museum in Australia.

She has also exhibited internationally in Iceland, USA and Thailand. She has been commissioned by Experimenta and Penrith Regional Gallery to create new works. She has received a number of Australia Council for the Arts grants and residencies, including ArtStart and the International residency London studio.


Many thanks and appreciation to the following organisations for their support and funding assistance.