Kate O’Boyle is an early career artist and researcher based between naarm/Melbourne and tarntanya/Adelaide. Kate’s practice considers the role materiality plays in world building and acts of worship. She is particularly interested in the role of touch and its ability to recognise and connect with the vitality of materials in religious worship. Kate has exhibited at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA), Buxton Contemporary, Channels festival, Blindside, Runway Magazine, Seventh Gallery, Critical Path, Site Eight, FELTspace, KINGS ARI, Holy Rollers and the National Art School. She has been awarded the Blau Trust award, James Martin Award for Outstanding Graduate and Guildhouse/FELTspace Graduate Award. She is a finalist in the 2022 Blake Prize and is a PhD candidate at RMIT, Melbourne.