Kay Abude is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Her practice spans diverse media, including sculpture, large-scale installation, photography, performance, video, and silk screen printing. Her works, often adorned with texts, function as provocations and explore themes of work, labour and money. Her recent commissions include (DON’T) BE AN ARTIST, Flash Forward – Creative Laneways Project, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, 2021; NEVER WORK/ STOP WORKING, NGV Triennial EXTRA, NGV International, Melbourne, 2021; THE BEAUTY OF ROCK BOTTOM, Stimulus Package, FUSE Festival, City of Darebin, 2021; and WORK WORTH DOING, La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, Victoria, 2020-21. Abude was a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne from 2019 to 2022.