Kate Owen is the Managing Director of Futago in Tasmania, Australia.
As Senior Designer and original co-founder, Kate Owen leads the creative direction and drives innovation in design and the graphic approach in responding to Futago's client briefs. Kate Owen has an appreciation for all areas of design, established from her dual degree in architecture and environmental design, as well as her interest in the arts.
Futago designs interpretive sculptures to mark an historic waterfront trail.
If you zoom in on a map of Tasmania, the island state 240 kilometers south of Australia, and find its capital city of Hobart, you can just about make out the blunt promontory south of town.
Named after the battery of guns established there in 1818 to defend the coast, Battery Point shelters Hobart’s deep-water port to the north and looks south toward Storm Bay and beyond, to the route popular with Antarctic expeditions.
Battery Point Sculpture Trail is a permanent installation of nine individually designed and fabricated sculptures along a walking route through an historic waterfront suburb of Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, Australia's island state. The trail was conceived as a way to increase visitor movement along the foreshore, encourage exploration of the roads and paths, and raise awareness of the area’s history while giving equal balance to public art and interpretation.
Futago in collaboration with Judith Abell and Chris Viney