Kate Cuthbert was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. Having studied Interior & Furniture Design, she moved to designing & making jewellery before successfully landing herself in the art of analogue collage, where she creates under the name Satin&Tat.
“I work with primarily paper and love both modern and vintage materials... I cut with both scissors and an X-acto knife depending on the image and the paper quality.”
Kate's process is organic and free flowing. She allows her collages to happen naturally and resists overworking them. Kate favours a clean and minimal aesthetic with negative space featuring prominently in her work. Print Magazine described her as 'a mastermind of minimalistic geometric designs' noting 'her layouts are sleek and clean and often feature vivid, bright colours.'
Kate has, and continues to, exhibit around Adelaide. Her work has also been exhibited in San Francisco and she was invited to take part of the inaugural exhibition of The Scandinavian Collage Museum in Norway and Sziget Festival in Budapest.
Kate has been published alongside international collage artists in the prestigious Collage Collective Co Annual in both 2015 and 2017, New York publication Satellite Journal as well as Italian Oltre magazine. In 2021 US Print Magazine named her Instagram account as one of the Top Five Collage Artists To Follow On Instagram.
Kate has collaborated with Australian and international collage artists including Zach Collins (USA), Itchi (FRANCE), Karen Lynch (AUS), Emidio IsHere (ITALY), Franz Samsa (ITALY) to name a few. She is currently collaborating with Australian label Kitty Came Home on a range of clutches, journals and jewellery to be launched in April, 2021.
As well as private commissions, Kate's past clients include The Miscreant Vintners, Spanish fashion designer Cristina Ruiz, Australian stationery brand Earth Greetings and luxury UK brand, Ted Baker. Kate has provided album art for The Wanderers and The Vanity Cure.
Satin&Tat is a fixture on the Adelaide market scene where she sells giclee prints and other printed products. Kate also teaches collage workshops.
In 2019 Kate created Minima, an offshoot of Satin&Tat, where she exclusively explores shape and colour.