Katie Sfetkidis is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people. Her feminist practice is interested in exploring feminist and political histories and their impact on contemporary lives of women. Sfetkidis is keenly interested in exploring the role of the artist in public life and often working outside traditional art institutions, Most notable public artworks include; PRESENT/MEMORY: Women’s COVID-19 Time Capsule (2020-2022); The Feminist Poster Project (2020-2021); Dear Minister (2019) and The Mayor Project (2018). She has also held solo exhibitions at: Kings Artist Run Initiative and Trocadero Art Space and participated in many group exhibitions, festivals and events including “The Feminist Colour-In” curated by Kim Donaldson and Katve-Kaisa Konturrai as part of ACCA’s Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art and Feminism, Festival of Live Art, Underbelly Arts Festival- Sydney, Under the Radar- Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Fringe. In 2020 Katie was appointed the Feminist Emissary for the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre where she is created the Women’s Covid-19 Time Capsule
As a collaborating artist Katie has a highly successful career as both a lighting designer and as a production manager, working extensively in theatre, dance and contemporary experimental performance for almost 15 years across Australia and internationally . Katie has received one Green Room Award and has many nominations. Recent credits include: MALTHOUSE THEATRE: SS Metaphor; Meme Girls; Calpurina Descending MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY: Abigail’s Party JOEL BRAY DANCE: Considerable Sexual License; Daddy APHIDS: Easy Riders; Exit Strategies; The Director; A Singular Phenomenon LITTLE ONES THEATRE: Merciless Gods; The Happy Prince; The Nightingale and the Rose; Dangerous Liaisons, Salome, Psycho Beach Party. Katie is currently co deputy chair of the Green Room Theatre Companies panel and has previously sat on both the Independent Theatre and Contemporary Experimental Performance panels. She is also an active member of the Australian Production Design Guild.