Konstantina is a contemporary Aboriginal artist. She is re-imagining the traditions of her peoples’ dot painters and providing a modern narrative for all Australians to better understand First Nations People as part of the fabric of Australia. Her work is simple and yet intricately detailed, and her practise reflects both her love of the natural world and is an important narrative to her peoples’ oppression and struggle.
Konstantina, who is Kate Constantine by day, returned to painting five years after the birth of her first son. At that time, she found herself running a multi-million-dollar film & television production company out of her native homeland Sydney.
Kate has over 15 years’ experience within the C-suite level in Media & Advertising as Marketing and Business Strategy as her main disciplines. Constantine has held these top positions at Foxtel, Macquarie Media Network (Radio 2GB) and Nova Entertainment. She holds an M.B.A. and Commerce degree and an almost complete Bachelor of Interior Architecture from her earlier life. Over the past decade, Kate has served on N.F.P. boards including The Royal Hospital for Women, i-Manifest (a youth employment charity), and B.I.G.S.
These days Kate concerns herself first and foremost with her young family, and her arts practise that has seen her awarded successfully. Represented by three Australian Galleries, a gallery in Milan Italy and an online gallery out of London, Kate is a focused advocate for changing the terms of the deal we call life for her First Nations Brothers and Sisters. As a proud Gadigal woman of the Eora Nation, Kate is slowly reclaiming her language and culture through reading, yarning, and her arts practise.