'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
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.
Find examples of Kat's DJ work on Mixcloud.
The Face - Where are all the women?
LOVE Magazine - London Calling: An Interview with Kat Hudson
Hiskind Magazine - vFd: The Femme Renaissance of Vogue Fabrics
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