Kat Pengelly creates wearable art. Her label ‘Koshka’ is a creative force of Art Fuelled Fashion.
With a background in Fine Art, Kat’s fashion collections enter the world via art galleries and theatres. Her artistic label was unleashed at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in 2011. A capacity crowd attended the launch of Koshka, and the gallery acquired one of Kat’s garments for their permanent collection.
With an inclination for collaboration, Kat assembles teams of master creators to present her collections. More theatre than fashion parade, these multi-media productions involve film makers, tattooists, musicians, choreographers, performers and scientists. Kat also seeks to collaborate with educational and cultural intuitions to provide pathways to professional practice for students of the arts and creative industries.
Kat’s current project is Fashion for Funerals ~ Bringing death to life and seeking to create a cultural shift in the way we grieve that makes our inevitable end accessible and acceptable.
Kat is undertaking an Artist in Residency with Federation University Australia and is an Ambassador for Committee for Ballarat’s ‘More than Gold’ Campaign.
Her work is represented in the Biennale of Australian Art in Ballarat and in Bendigo for Artlands in conjunction with the Bendigo Fashion Festival.
Kat’s Mission: Evoke the Joie De Vivre
Above: Image from Fashion for Funerals