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.  Abude is currently a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 2019-22.  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.