Kate Stroud is a maker of many things… music, typography, community and atmospheres. Stroud’s creative practice is broken into two parts which are equally important and interwoven.
The Maker and The Facilitator.
Stroud the Maker: Having a talent for collaboration Stroud can quite literally pluck that idea you have deep and vividly in your imagination and breathe it into the real life. Hand typography, lettering and her distinct eye for design has carved Stroud a career as a sign painter, graphic designer and muralist. Bold in her approach to creativity, finding that honesty within art is what touches people most, she helps clients communicate their personalities into their business image, favouring analogue over digital to keep it real and human.
Stroud the Facilitator: Designing experiences that move and connect people leaving them with a lasting impression fuelling the soul, bringing people together to celebrate creative endeavours has been the foundation on which this aspect of her career has been established. Co-founding Dusty Attic Music Lounge which pioneers the contemporary Lismore live music landscape, she holds a degree in contemporary music from Southern Cross University (studying vocals and sound engineering).
Stroud has also held co-ordinating roles with Mullum Music Festival, Bello Winter Music, Falls Festival (2017/18 Programming), SCU Fusion Festival and is a co-founder of the Reel Abrupt Film Festival. Recipient of the 2019 Music Now funding through Create NSW to facilitate a live music programme, Stroud’s newest collaboration is with Lismore’s own NORPA leading into an exciting 2020.