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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Saatchi Art

a photography by kate branch
















Okay lovelies, my artwork is being represented by Saatchi Art. 

I have a BA in Fine art from UNSW. This training fine tuned my creative skills. My fine art work has been exhibited at at TAP Gallery Darlinghurst, The Australian Affordable Art Fair, St Vincent's Private Hospital Darlinghurst, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Western Sydney. My photographic work remains in two permanent collections at two Sydney hotels, Cremorne Point Manor and Glenferrie Lodge Kirribilli. I am an avid traveller. I love capturing this amazing world we live in.

Exhibitions

2015 A Sense of place, North Sydney Community Centre

2010 Art Sydney, East Sydney Australia

2010 Tap Gallery, East Sydney Australia

2010 City Fringe East Sydney NSW Australia

2009 Tap Gallery Sydney NSW Australia

2009 Sydney 09 Moore Park Sydney NSW Australia

2007 “Refreshed” Xavier Art Space Sydney Australia

Selected Mixed Exhibitions

2007 UN affiliated Miss World University, Seoul, Korea

2007 Art and music Theosophical society, Sydney, Australia

2007 Fashique Ruby Rabbit, Paddington, Sydney Australia

2004 Sensoria, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2003 Graduation Show, COFA Sydney Australia

2002 Under the Sun COFA Sydney Australia

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wolgan Valley

Today I donated my images of Wolgan Valley to Wikicommons. The Wolgan Valley is a largely undeveloped valley located in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is centred on the Wolgan River and is located approximately 150 kilometres west of Sydney.

I have started donating my personal travel images to Wiki commons. I am a photographer who loves capturing the world. I have been a photographer since 2000. I wanted to donate my personal travel images so that people can use them in projects, websites, artwork or just print them and enjoy. Some images are captured with my beautiful medium format Hasselblad (Like the Australian Outback) or my trusty Cannon 5D and others are with an i phone (Maldives, Chang Mai)

I also have reviwed where I stayed at Wolgan Valley if you are thinking of visiting https://goo.gl/maps/9bmLGQa6odS2































Sunday, April 30, 2017

Royal Australian Navy

Had a great time at the charity fundraiser for NSW Kids in Need in conjunction with the Royal Australian Navy. We went on an amazing tour of the HMAS Canberra.

The HMAS Canberra is the lead ship of the Canberra-class landing helicopter dock in service with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It is the current flagship of the RAN fleet. Construction of the ship started in Spain in 2008, with the hull launched by Navantia in 2011. The hull was then transported to Australia in late 2012 for completion.

It was an amazing experience and thank you to all the amazing women and men who protect our country

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thank you




















Thank you to all of our kickstarter supporters. Because of you a beautiful farmer Hoa Phan will be very happy. Because of you other Vietnamese people now have employment making chocolate that will ultimately make it to your letter box.

We are doing everything we can to get our tasty curcumim chocolate to you as promised by May. My business partner Nhi comes from a family of restaurateurs and she is heading up the team.

I have never tasted food so beautiful than when Nhi prepares it. Look out foodies- your about to have something special. I am pinching myself thinking I am so lucky to have a chocolate factory.

Not only is it a childhood dream, but to be creative within a field you love in unexplainable. And to also know that you are supporting a community. A community I traveled to Vietnam to meet, eat, and laugh with. I cant describe the feeling.

Love Kate Branch

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Chocumin - The Superfood of your Dreams

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My new project is Chocumin and I am LOVING my work.

Who are we?
We are quite literally 3 mothers. Kate Branch, Nhi Dinh and Ms Hoa (hwa). 2 women
from Vietnam and 1 from Australia. Our backgrounds are extremely varied.
Ms Hoa was a successful accountant from outside of Hanoi. Due to an accident
during the birth of her first child was made a paraplegic, has moved back to the family
Turmeric farm to work with her family.

Nhi Dinh, is a mother of one and successful Vietnamese business woman who met Ms
Hoa through social media and came up with the concept of refined turmeric
chocolate to assist Ms Hoa to financially support herself despite being a paraplegic in
a poor country.

Kate Branch (me) is mother of 2 and has been a Australian professional photographer for 15 years .  I cover all the PR, marketing, sales and social media. But more importantly, I am the official taste tester ;)

What is Chocumin?

Chocumin is superfood the food of your dreams. Or at least we hope so. Its Swiss
style, milk, dark or white chocolate with 30% pure refined Curcumin from Turmeric
which is the active ingredient. Each piece of delicious Chocumin contains the same
amount of Curcumin as eating Sixty, 500mg capsules of turmeric. (30 grams, 1.05 oz)
Not only is Chocumin good for you, it’s tasty. Eaten alone or with a warm beverage it’s
the perfect healthy way to enjoy eating chocolate and obtaining 1mg of Curcumin in
your diet.

Why is this important?
Multiple medical studies have shown that Curcumin refined from Turmeric has
impressive and inflammatory properties. The problem is that most studies have been
based on large amounts of Turmeric and we’ve shown that simply eating this amount
of Turmeric is almost impossible in a normal diet. We have made this challenge a
breeze by combining our love of chocolate and our love of healthy living.
Not only is our product good for you. We are absolutely Farm to Table. We grow the
Turmeric, Refine the Curcumin, make the Chocumin and send it to you. There is no
middleman. Also in buying our product you will be directly supporting female farmers
in Vietnam.





Monday, November 14, 2016

Jean Claude and Kate Branch at Kirribilli house

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img alt="Kate Branch and Malcom Turnbull"


img alt="Kate Branch at fundraiser"

As a mother of two nothing is more important to me than our children. My husband Jean-Claude and I attended a fundraiser at Kirribilli house that raised money for five wonderful children charities. We were honoured to personally meet The Honourable Malcom Turnball, Prime Minister of Australia and his amazing wife Mrs Lucy Turnball. 

Jean-Claude and I were also honoured to listen to the address of the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir who also supports these charities especially Central Coast Kids in Need. Once again her Excellency Dame Marie Bashir said that children are the most precious resource we have. And that is very true.

We are very thankful to attend such an amazing evening. Below are the amazing charities that funds were raised for.

Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW, one of only two in Australia, and the only one in the world affiliated with a children’s hospital.  We provide support, respite and end of life care for children with terminal illness and their families.
Bear Cottage is located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, in Manly.  Our vision is to be as far removed from a hospital environment as possible. Staff don’t wear uniforms, no medical procedures are carried out in the bedrooms, and children’s rooms are designed to look like a normal bedroom.

CCKIN are a small volunteer group of 20 fundraisers, we get no government assistance and are a not for profit organisation. Central Coast Kids In Need raises funds to assist local families on the Central Coast with accommodation costs to stay with their sick children while undergoing specialised treatment in Sydney/Newcastle hospitals.

Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating condition, which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function. The most common form is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which primarily affects boys.

SHINE for Kids is a registered charity which supports children with a parent in the criminal justice system. As many as 17,000 NSW children will go to bed tonight knowing that they have a parent locked away in prison. These ‘invisible victims of crime’ have done nothing wrong, but they suffer terribly. For over thirty years, SHINE for Kids has provided a range of services to help children and young people affected by parental incarceration.

The Burns Unit at The Children's Hospital at Westmead is the paediatric component of the NSW Severe Burn Injury Service. It is the referral Unit for all major paediatric burns in New South Wales, also caring for major plastic surgery and general surgical patients.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia is a leading youth development charity, enabling and empowering young people to realise their full potential and build a brighter future. Open to all young Australians between 14 and 25, the Award’s program is particularly effective and life changing for high need and special need youth.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Billabong retreat, Sydney

I was very lucky to escape to Billabong Retreat. Overlooking a billabong, this all-inclusive wellness eco-resort is 5.4 km from Sheyville and 8 km from Scheyville National Park.

What I liked most was meeting great likeminded people. First off if you are heading to a yoga retreat chances are you already into being a pleasant person. So unlike a Sydney dinner party it does not take to long to get past the "what do you do" conversations and into real enjoyable funny conversations.

Then there is the daily yoga...........Ah yes I forgot I had those muscles. Its great to remind oneself! And the food. Beautiful healthy food. And good food is always the starter to great conversation. The best bit- no flights. Just a 45 minute Train journey away. So no flights to drain away the yoga love.

Enjoy

Love Kate X

Billabong beauty.jpg
By Kate Branch - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
Spectacular Billabong.jpg
By Kate Branch - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Beautiful Billabong.jpg
By Kate Branch - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Billabong Retreat Sydney.jpg
By Kate Branch - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link


Billabong Sydney.jpg
By Kate Branch - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link