Katie Glaskin is a West Australian anthropologist, painter, and printmaker. Katie has a studio at Goolugatup Heathcote, and is also a member of the Swan River Print Studio located in the same precinct.
As an undergraduate Katie studied both art and anthropology. As an anthropologist she worked extensively with Kimberley Aboriginal people on their native title claims, and these experiences have profoundly shaped how she thinks about history and place. In 2017, she published a book titled Crosscurrents: Law and Society in a Native Title Claim to Land and Sea (UWAP) which examined a native title claim from its inception following the Mabo decision in 1993 to its conclusion in 2010.
Much of Katie’s recent work has focussed on extinctions of various kinds, beginning with her first solo exhibition in 2018 (Scent of a Falling Dark) until the present. If you would like to be updated about Katie’s exhibitions, please follow her on instagram.
Katie’s paintings and prints have found their way into private collections in Australia, Canada, France, Finland, and New Zealand, and her prints have been collected by the Art Gallery of the University of Western Australia and by the City of Melville for their Art Collection.