Kate Fielding

Cultural Strategist

Kate Fielding is a nationally recognised cultural strategist, an experienced board member, a writer and editor and a passionate advocate for social change hairdressing in Australia.

As a cultural strategist, Kate has worked with government, not-for-profit and private organisations, particularly those with an arts or cultural development focus.

She became fascinated by the capacity of hairdressing to be instrumental in driving engagement, trust and social cohesion whilst living and working in the remote desert community of Warburton where her team established Wilurarra Salon.

Kate is currently the Chair of Regional Arts Australia and Chair of the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission in WA and her work has been recognised through two national awards – a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship (2014-2015) and a Churchill Fellowship (2012).

Based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA, Kate’s work takes her to regional, remote and very remote parts of Australia as well as overseas.

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