Raised in Darwin, Kath Inglis moved to Adelaide to study jewellery. After graduating from the South Australian School of Art in 2000, Inglis continued to develop her practice by working from a number of studios, including the renowned Gray Street Workshop, JamFactory Metal Design Studio and soda and rhyme, a studio and gallery established in partnership with Naomi Schwartz. The workbench is now located in a gorgeous home studio in suburban Adelaide surrounded by a native garden.
Kath Inglis is a material based maker, in that significant relationships are formed between the material, hand and tool. For ten years her practice has focussed on the manipulation and transformation of a commonplace material, Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), into the precious. The material is initially coloured then small pieces are removed from the surface through a process of hand cut incisions and carved patterns. Transformed from its prosaic ‘natural’ state, this new material glitters with a play of light and reflection.
Inglis’s practice is multi-faceted and includes frequent exhibitions in national and international galleries, large scale collaborative public art projects, and was a lecturer in jewellery at the University of South Australia.