Studio Visit: Kate Giles

16 October, 2018
Kate Giles in her studio, 2018
Kate Giles in her studio, 2018
Kate Giles grew up in Norfolk. Having completed a degree in English at New College Oxford she trained at Camberwell and Falmouth Schools of Art. She has exhibited regularly ever since, particularly in London and East Anglia but also internationally. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections in the UK and abroad including the Britten Pears Foundation, Aviva and Banco Sabadell.

Exhibitions have arisen from a variety of commissions and residencies (e.g. at The National Theatre, The Whitechapel Bell Foundry and Kazan Cathedral, St Petersburg.) Her work has, for many years, mainly focused on a keen and intimate vision of the landscape of her native East Anglia. From 2005 to 2011 she lived in Suffolk and worked in a studio at Butley Mills (a bronze foundry) and now divides her time between studios in North and West Norfolk.

In 2016/17 her work was hung alongside that of Constable, Turner and Kossoff in “Beyond Constable” (part of the Tate’s Aspire Project) at the Salisbury Museum . Other recent exhibitions include “Small is Beautiful” (Flowers Gallery Cork Street, 2017), “Inheritance” (Norwich Castle Museum, 2018), Cley 18 (NNEP), Black Barns Cockley Cley and “Seeing Through Drawing a Celebration of John Berger”” and the Annual Winter Show (both at Mandell’s Gallery Norwich 2017/18.)

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.