Issue 215 Jun 2017

Alumna Kate Darmody pursues her passion for art

Kate Darmody (2010 Leaver) undertook a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduating from the University of New South Wales in 2014.  According to Kate: “Art is still a very integral part of my life. Kate went to Japan in 2015 and China in 2014 on scholarship programs. Kate explained: “In 2015 I was given a scholarship to complete a postgraduate diploma in Allied Health.

I worked in a rehabilitation centre in Recreational Therapy for three years and found it to be a very inspiring, gratifying experience. Whilst working there I also exhibited quite a lot.

In October, 2015, Kate was sponsored by ClubsNSW to complete the Kokoda as a representative for New South Wales in a Youth Leadership Program. At the end of 2015, she left Royal Rehab to move to the United States.

She travelled and then found herself living and working in Chicago as a UX Designer, still pursuing her art on the side.

I think one of the most valuable things I learnt during my time at Arden, and being in a very close year group, was my sense of purpose. My friends taught me how to look at things in a positive light and this has helped me to be a very grounded person with a strong sense of drive and determination,” shared Kate.



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