Kate Disher-Quill (b. 1987) is a Naarm/Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist, creative producer and published author working across photography, moving image, research, publication and multimedia. Since 2010 she has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows, produced performances, publications and spoken at arts and education institutes across Australia. Her practice has seen her work with leading institutes, galleries and festivals including Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Recital Centre, No Vacancy, PhotoAccess, and PHOTO2021. Kate’s artistic practice focuses on collaborative and multidimensional approaches, drawing on partnerships within the arts, health and disability sectors to create meaningful and experimental works which extend beyond the gallery.  Kate has spoken at various arts and education institutes including National Gallery of Victoria and Art Gallery NSW and is a proud advocate for access, representation and inclusion of people with disability, particularly within the arts and media.


2021 - Surge - Photo 2021, Melbourne. Commissioned by Metro Tunnel.
2021 - Amplify - Group Show, Collingwood Yards, Melbourne. Commissioned by Arts Access Victoria.
2021 - Be Not Afraid of My Body - Solo Exhibition. Sydney Children’s Hospital.
2019 - The Hive - Group Installation, SPHERE Symposium Sydney.
2019 - Earshot x M4H, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne.
2019 - Earshot Book Launch, Melbourne, Sydney + Brisbane.
2017 - Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire - Solo Exhibition. ArtSpace, Mirboo North, VIC.
2016 - Right Hear, Right Now - Solo Exhibition. No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne.
2016 - Monsters - Solo Exhibition & Book Launch. Swamp Gallery, Marrickville, Sydney.
2016 - Right Hear, Right Now - Solo Exhibition. PhotoAccess Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra.
2015 - A Room of One’s Own - Group Show. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2015 - Right Hear, Right Now - Solo Exhibition. District 01 Gallery, Sydney.
2015 - Victorious - Group Show. M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney.
2014 - 10x8 Projections - Group Show. 10x8 Gallery, Sydney.
2013 - Cross Projections - Group Show. Tusculum House, Sydney.
2011 - Our Town - Collab with Dena Taiebat. Since I Left You, Sydney.
2011 - Export - UTS Graduate Exhibition. Chippendale, Sydney.
2010 - Open House - Group Show. Foley St, Sydney.


Surge - 2022 - Commissioned by Metro Tunnel Creative Program.
Earshot - 2019 - Published with Black Inc.
Fish on the Floor - 2019 - Self-published.
Monsters -
2016 - Self-published.
Sydney Street Style - 2014 - Published by Intellect Books, UK.
Our Town - 2011 - Self-published in collaboration with Dena Taiebat


2022 Participatory Photography Workshop, Mindlife & Black Dog Institute
2021 Artist Talk, MPavilion, PHOTO 2021, Melbourne
2019 Artist Talk, Art Gallery NSW, Sydney
2019 Panel Speaker, The Hive, Sphere Symposium Sydney
2019 Panel Speaker, Human Rights Arts + Film Festival, Melbourne
2019 Panel Speaker, Youth Human Rights Summit, Melbourne
2019 Accessible Arts Conference, Panel Speaker
2019 Earshot + M4H, Melbourne Recital Centre
2019 NGV Artbook Fair, Panel Speaker
2019 Guest Speaker, Photography Studies College, Melbourne
2019 Earshot Panel Facilitator, Wandering Cooks Brisbane
2017 Artist in Residence Mentor, Bundanoon NSW
2017 Portrait and Storytelling Workshop, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2017 Portrait and Storytelling Workshop, Mirboo North
2017 Creative Gippsland Artist in Residence
2017 Art Express Tour Guide, Art Gallery NSW
2017 Art Express Opening Guest Speaker
2017 Itinerant Teacher Training Day, Guest Speaker, Education NSW
2016 Deaf Leadership Conference, Guest Speaker, Education NSW
2016 Silent Supper Panel Speaker, Arts House Melbourne
2016 Right Hear, Right Now Panel Speaker, No Vacancy Melbourne
2016 Right Hear, Right Now Workshop & Discussion, PhotoAccess Canberra
2015 Parents of Deaf Children Guest Speaker, RIDBC


2020 - PHOTO 2021
2020 - Art Gallery NSW
2019 - LensCulture
2019 - Sydney Morning Herald / The Age
2019 - ABC News
2019 - UMag
2019 - RRR
2016 - Sydney Morning Herald
2016 - Sydney Morning Herald / Canberra Times
2015 - New Zealand Geographic


I acknowledge and pay tribute to the traditional custodians of the land and waterways of the Kulin Nation, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and the Bunurong people. I extend my acknowledgement and pay respect to all First Nations people. Always was, always will be.