Kate Daley is an artist and producer and a current member of Quarantine’s ensemble. She graduated from Salford University with a BA in Contemporary Theatre Practice, and an MA in Art & Design: Creative Technology. She worked as a freelance artist and collaborator for a while, working as Project Animateur on Summer in 2014 for Quarantine, and has continued to work with the company in one way or another ever since.
Her most recent work with Quarantine is the audio exhibition The people of (2022) in Recklinghausen Süd, Germany. This piece has also been presented in Northmoor, Greater Manchester UK, and Engleskirchen German. Kate proposed the concept for and was collaborator on the ARK project, a commission from the Moving Borders partnership in 7 different cities around Europe – supported by Creative Europe (2020-2021). Kate regularly hosts and is co-curator of No Such Thing, a one-to-one meal and conversation in a curry café; co-curated and co-produced Tenancy (2018-19), a year-long project inviting artists to take up residence in a new-build house; project coordinator & dancer on the UK & international tour of Wallflower (2018-19); producer & photographer for Wallflower Dances, an online map of remembered dances; and project coordinator on Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. (2016), project assistant on Between us we know everything, a touring video archive of knowledge that invited local people to share what they know. Together with other members of Quarantine’s ensemble, she completed an artistic residency at MITsp 2020 festival in Brazil, titled Eye to eye: who gets to be seen in São Paulo today?.
Outside Quarantine, Kate has worked as project coordination/assistant/FOH for various other organisations such as MIF, The Performance Ensemble (with Alan Lyddiard) and Transform Festival. Kate also enjoys photography and often documents Quarantine’s work for artistic and marketing purposes. Her images have been used in both National and European press.