Kat Pengelly wearing ‘Revelation and Concealment’
from her 2015 Fashion for Funerals Collection.
Photography & Styling – Nadia Moth!

Kat Pengelly

Artist first, fashion designer second
Kat Pengelly creates wearable art. Her label ‘Koshka’ is a creative force of Art Fuelled Fashion.
With a background in Fine Art, Kat’s fashion collections enter the world via art galleries and theatres. Her artistic label was unleashed at the Art Gallery of Ballarat with a solo show and performance called Launch Pad. A capacity crowd was in attendance and the gallery acquired one of Kat’s garments for their permanent collection.
Kat’s artful fashion incorporates sculptural and image making processes and are often presented as performance art. Her favorite artistic expression is to create thought provoking Fashion Concept Shows. The collaboration required to execute such events is a source of inspiration for her.
A successful applicant of many grants, Kat has received significant funding from the Regional Arts Fund, administered by Regional Arts Victoria to produce her shows called Feeling the Ceiling – Fashion for Rock Climbers (2011) and Fashion for Funerals – Putting the FUN into Funerals (2015). Both of these performances were premiered at the Nati Frinj Biennale.
Kat is currently refining Fashion for Funerals – Putting the FUN into Funerals to present the show in Ballarat this November. For further information on this please return to the home page.

Kat’s Mission

“evoke the joie de vivre”

Collections

BRAVE FORTUNE

Spring/Summer 2016

WEAR ART NOW

Autumn/Winter 2013

SEAWORTHY WOOL

Autumn/Winter 2010

PIPE DREAMING

Autumn/Winter 2011

Performances

FASHION FOR FUNERALS

Putting the ‘fun’ into funerals

FEELING THE CEILING

Fashion for Rock Climbers

BEWARE WOLF!

Partnership with the University of Ballarat Arts Academy