Gallery Talk with Kate Catterall

Join us for this special public program in conjunction with our exhibition Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design.  Our guest speaker for this event will be Kate Catterall, Professor from the UT School of Design and Creative Technologies. This event will take place within the exhibition in our Butler gallery space.

Admission is free on Thursdays.  The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.



Kate Catterall is a designer and educator who was graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland with a terminal degree in transdisciplinary design. She is currently a design researcher and practitioner in Austin, Texas.

Initially trained in the materials and methods of the industrial age—as a silversmith, product and furniture designer, she started her career designing one-off products and environments for the luxury market in the United Kingdom. Catterall has lived in the United States since 1993 undertaking a broad range of projects through which she explored the history, form and cultural relevance of design in her new country. Her research currently focuses on the ethical dilemmas faced by designers (and society) as the far-reaching consequences of the design act and the broader role of the designer in culture are reassessed. Through experimental interventions she frames design as a central form of cultural production and a practice that reaches well beyond commercial application; exploring the potential of designed artifacts as polemical tools capable of transforming actions, lifestyles and opinions.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Blanton Museum of Art (BMA)
200 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD E, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Arts & Humanities, Campus & Community, World & Culture


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families, General Public




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