About

'Freedom is a many feathered thing, and there are people with harder red lines and softer pink lines when it comes to what will achieve it. Kat Hudson, artist, curator and founder of some of London’s most iconic nightlife movements, is all about looking at the validity of both of those lines.'

- Tom Rasmussen for LOVE Magazine

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Kat Hudson (Katherine Fawcett Hudson) is a London-based artist, curator, DJ, writer and founding editor of LGBTQ+ arts, nightlife and events magazine, Lesley.

Kat's personal art practice explores individual multiplicity, collaborative creation, and performing utopia through drawing, painting, collage and sound. Her curatorial practice explores queer intersectional feminism, the work of her peers and subcultural arts, specifically focusing on her personal context of contemporary London club culture.

Most recently, Kat co-curated The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show at Space Station Sixty-Five in Kennington with Atalanta Kernick (2021). Throughout the pandemic, Kat has been working as a funding consultant, Arts Council England (ACE) grant writer and access support worker, alongside working on developing her personal art practice, funded by the ACE DYCP scheme. Kat’s writing has also been published in arts and culture publications including Frieze and Polyester Zine.

Kat founded and runs arts and nightlife magazine Lesley Magazine. Lesley launched it's first print issue with a group exhibition and series of events, funded by ACE, at the Horse Hospital Gallery in September 2019. Kat then continued to work at The Horse Hospital throughout 2020, helping them with their successful application for a National Archives scoping grant, whilst running and facilitating events including fashion life drawing in partnership with Art Model Collective and The Contemporary Wardrobe Collection.

In 2017 Kat co-founded Femmetopia club night and arts collective at VFD in North London. She also co-produced London's first non-binary drag competition, Gender Fvcker, the following year with fellow artist Katayoun Jalilipour.

 

In 2016 Kat co-founded pop-up gallery space The Retro Gallery London (upstairs at The Retro Bar) which provides an accessible space for artists to show their work in Central London.

Find examples of Kat's DJ work on Mixcloud.

Contact:

Email:
kat@kathudson.co.uk

Press:

Art Monthly - The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show

Bijou Stories - Rebel Dykes: The Podcast


Dazed - Celebrating Dyke Culture with Drag Kings and DIY Smut
 

Polyester - Shoving From All Sides: Putting Dykes Front and Centre

Feminine Moments - The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show

 

Notion - Rebel Dykes Art and Archive Show: Queer, Intergenerational Bonds

Dazed - How do you keep a queer club queer?

Pink News - When the internet can't decide whether 'queer' is offensive, womxn take refuge offline

The Face - Where are all the women?

Dazed - Why Lesbians and Trans People Marched in Solidarity at Pride in London

Fèmmme Fraîche - Guest DJ Kat Hudson Interview

LOVE Magazine - London Calling: An Interview with Kat Hudson

Sassify Zine - Kat Hudson Interview

 

FEM Zine - Femme Resistance and the Sanctuary of Queer Nightlife: An Interview with Kat Hudson

i-D Magazine - 9 Queer Activists on Powering up the Community

Hiskind Magazine - vFd: The Femme Renaissance of Vogue Fabrics

 

Hackney Gazette ‘Forbidden love’: Sutton House queer nightlife exhibition explores an era when being gay was illegal - just 50 years ago

 

Exhibitions:

The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show: Space Station Sixty-Five London 2021

GESTURA: The Koppel Project London 2019

Lesley Launch Exhibition: The Horse Hospital Gallery London 2019

Arrows of Desire: The Horse Hospital Gallery London 2019

Creep Show 3: The Retro Gallery London 2018

Femmi-Errect Witch Bitch: Dalston Superstore London 2018

Femme: Femmetopia Festival London 2018

TAT: 177 Hoxton London 2018

We Wish You a Sassy XXXmas: Sassify Zine in collaboration with Sassitude 2017

Coming Out for LGBT: Stonewall, YouTube HQ London 2017

Creep Show 2: The Retro Gallery London 2017

Light After Dark: National Trust, Sutton House Hackney 2017

A Fleur de Peau: The Retro Gallery London 2017

Fat Lip (Art, Performance, Protest): VFD London 2017

Creep Show: The Retro Gallery London 2016

Living Dead: The Retro Gallery London 2016

Fountayne Road Open Studios: Fountayne Road London 2015

Demons: Viva Dalston 2015

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