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2015    Postgraduate Diploma of Fine Arts.  Elam School of Fine Art

2010    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Electronic Art) Otago Polytechnic School of Art


Solo and Group Exhibitions

2019 Directional Listening: Fluvial Field Notes Solo exhibition.   Sanderson Contemporary Art

2019 Water Surrounds Us Auckland Art Fair, Group show

2018    Envoys Onwards Postcard project,  Group show at Te Uru, Auckland

2018    Presentation for the Melbourne Art Fair as the 2018 Stoneleigh New Zealand Artist Grant recipient.

2018    Water Slows As It Rounds The Bend  Solo exhibition.  Auckland Festival of Photography, Sanderson Contemporary Art

2017    26th Wallace Award Finalist in touring exhibition, Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre        Auckland, New Zealand. Wallace Art Gallery Morrinsville and NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.

2017    Sea of Echoes Solo exhibition.  Sanderson Contemporary Art

2016    Eventual Efflorescence  Solo exhibition.  Auckland Festival of Photography, Sanderson Contemporary Art

2016    And (&) per se and  Group Show.  Auckland

2015   The Oasis and The Mirage Graduate Exhibition.  Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland

2015   Changing Shores of Shadow  Solo photography exhibition.  Auckland Festival of Photography, Sanderson    Contemporary Art

2015    By Then, Group Show. George Fraser Gallery, Auckland   

2015    A Place Between  Group Show. Casbah Gallery (Artist run space), Hamilton  

2014    One Thing For Certain  Group Show. Railway Street Studio,  Auckland

2013    From Now On (No Garden of Eden) Collaborative exhibition.  Wallace Gallery Morrinsville.

2013    Push To Talk (We Are Optimistic) Performed at Pearce Gallery as part of the One Day Wonder Series,             Auckland

2012    They Could Have Stayed Forever  Solo exhibition.  Mint Gallery, Dunedin

2011    Push To Talk (We Are Optimistic) Performed at Qubit - A Weekend of Performance Art.  Anteroom (Artist run space), Port Chalmers 

2010    Planning Agency for the Patriarchy Free Zone (We Are Optimistic) Group Exhibition, Dunedin

2010    Domestic Terror  Video Installation, Solo Show at the Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch 



2018    Walls, Maria  Drains, Canals, Pump-Houses and Stop Banks, 2018

2018    Seja, Nina Kate van der Drift reviewed - July 2018PhotoForum and D-Photo Magazine 2018  

2017    Walls, Maria  Kate van der Drift  Apperley, J, Schierning, A and Sanderson, K, (Eds)  20 / 20: Twenty Artists / Twenty Writers, Auckland: Sanderson Contemporary, 2017. pp 164 - 171

2016    Jansen, Charlotte  More Real Than The Real Thing  Elephant Magazine, Elephant Publishing Ltd London. Issue 28 Autumn 2016. pp 112 - 119

2016    Vegas, Mareea  A Place in Time  D-Photo Magazine September Spring Issue, 2016

2016    M  Eventual Efflorescence - Kate van der Drift  Raven About Art, June 2016

2015    Hanton, Jamie  Kate van der Drift  Apperley, J, Gomez, A, Darragh, T and Sanderson, K, (Eds) 20 / 20: Twenty Artists / Twenty Writers / One New Zealand Gallery, Auckland: Sanderson Contemporary, 2015. pp 156-163. 

2015    Aoake, Hana  van der Drift Photos EyeContact 25th of June, 2015.  http://eyecontactsite.com/2015/06/van-der-drift-photos

2015   McNamara, T.J.  A Subtle Sense of Identity The New Zealand Herald Newspaper 13th of June 2015

2015   White, Rebekah  Kate van der Drift Waterlogged  Pro Photographer Magazine Page 7 June/July 2015 

2013   Dignan, James Art Seen ''Perpetually Summer'', Kate van der Drift  Otago Daily Times, Thursday 5th December 2013. 

2012   Jopp, Julie Art Seen"They Could have Stayed Forever/Still Life and Still Hope'', Kate van der Drift  Otago Daily Times,  Thursday 6th of December 2012.  

2011  Qubit A Weekend of Contemporary Performance Art. Anteroom Publishing Port Chalmers

2010  Centre of Contemporary Art. Kate van der Drift 'Domestic Terror' Art Review published in COCAs

newsletter and website, www.coca.org.nz/exhibitions/209/ April,



2019 University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship

2018  Stoneleigh New Zealand Artist Grant to make new work for the 2018 Melbourne Art Fair

2017  Wallace Award and Wallace Travelling Show finalist

2010  OUSA Best Installation prize for the OUSA Art Week

2009  Otago Polytechnic prize for Project Drawing



2018      Artist talk,  Melbourne Art Fair as the Stoneleigh New Zealand Artist Grant recipient

2015     To See Know and Picture The Landscape  Research Essay

2012     Lets Roar Loudly! Conversations about Art and Feminism Book co editor and contributor.  ISBN 978-0-473-20135-7

2011     Documents of the Imagination Station zine produced for The Carnival of Feminist Cultural Activism. York, UK

2010     Lets Roar Loudly! Exhibition (Co-curated with Clare Fleming) Empty Shop Space,     Dunedin.  

2010    Lets Roar Loudly! Symposium (Project organiser, curator and presenter with Clare Fleming) Pioneering     Women's Memorial Hall, Dunedin