ASSEMBLY LABEL JOURNAL
UNCOVERING NEW TERRAIN WITH SAINT CLOCHE FOUNDER KITTY CLARK
(Featured in the Assembly Label Journal 08.08.20)
Kitty Clark is the Founder and Director of Saint Cloche, a contemporary art gallery and concept space in Sydney’s Paddington. Always a passionate creative, she began her career working as an Artist before channeling her creative energy into the fashion world as a Buyer for Gucci. After working in such an innovative industry, Kitty was inspired to seek out undiscovered terrain, eventually founding Saint Cloche in 2016. We visited her light filled gallery, to learn more about her pivotal career change, judicial approach to curation and the creatives she admires.
It was while working for fashion innovator Gucci that Kitty began to refine her skills as a curator. “Working for a luxury brand broadened my viewpoint in my approach to new ideas, they had to be innovative to be ahead of the game. There was always a 360 degree view across all channels of operation, that enabled us to deliver rich and personalised experiences to our customers.” she shares. Over time, her passion grew and eventually she found herself needing to be challenged creatively. “I was tiring of the familiar and needed to be constantly evolving to feel nourished.” After taking the brave leap to launch her gallery, Kitty set out to build a reputation, cementing herself amongst the established galleries of Sydney with her dynamic, diverse and high-calibre exhibitions.
As a curator, Kitty’s attuned awareness of today’s hyper-connected world, sees her taking cues from design, music, interiors, architecture, fashion, nature, changing weather patterns, and current issues. “I tune into the undercurrent more than what’s happening on the surface. I’m constantly absorbing things around me and I find inspiration everywhere.” she says. “It all percolates inside me and an idea starts to form, a spark ignites, I let it marinate until it builds into what I can only describe as an obsession and I have to act on it and manifest it somehow. This is the only way I can describe my modus operandi.” In a sense, curating has become her own artistic expression, her visual canvas, allowing her to engage on a deeper level with the creative community.
View full story at assemblylabel.com/blogs/journal/