Cat is a British Book Artist, Designer, Poet, Events-Curator and Post Graduate Researcher based in London, working in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to provide Arts and Wellbeing events to local residents promoting a greater sense of Community Cohesion and Environmental Sustainability.
Cat is also an exhibiting artist and guest speaker with her poetry film screened at ‘Late at Tate’ and site-specific art works featured on the ‘London Underground’ and ‘The London Eye’. The Wellcome Collection library recently expressed interest in acquiring Cat’s research paper and Cat is a writer for the British Library’s ‘Artists Books Now’ events, published in the ‘Book Arts News Letter’ and ‘The Blue Notebook’. Cat is also a designer/maker of limited edition Artist’s Books as well as writing and performing her own poetry under the name of ‘Cat Catalyst’, appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last Summer. Cat is currently studying a ‘Masters of Arts’ degree at the University of Arts London.
“I inherited the surname of ‘Catalyst’ in the 1990’s due to organising multiple environmental arts events entitled ‘Catalyst’ in the UK and also in Australia with the purpose of promoting community cohesion and environmental awareness, which I have been doing on and off since 1991.
The dictionary definition of a ‘Catalyst’ is: ‘an agent of change and transformation that does not become changed in the process‘, so technically I can retain my authenticity and channel through the muse of inspiration staying as true to it as possible without being seduced by my ego.”
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