Sophie Neate is an artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her practice includes working with ceramics, photography and installation. Participating artist residency in China has been a long time ambition of Sophie because of her love for China’s rich history in ceramic arts and her curiosity in Chinese contemporary art. Having the opportunity to work with the Chinese community by teaching at the Jiuqian Volunteer Centre was a great way to learn about Chinese culture and way of life. The students in her class became her teachers in this sense.
Sophie has also extensively exhibited her own work around Melbourne for the past 3 years.