The complex visual ecology of Katherine Hattam centres on a deeply felt symbiosis between the autobiographic, symbolic and historic. Mapping the world through her home, the Melbourne artist chisels links between self and other by presenting landscapes, objects, people and histories of profound personal resonance. Encompassing drawing, collage, printmaking and sculpture centred on the dialects of domesticity, family and self, Hattam employs repetition as a tool for revelation, excavating the edifice of family, feminism, education, literature, psychoanalysis and the role of the unconscious in art making.
Katherine Hattam has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, over a career spanning more than forty years. Her work is held in numerous major private and public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Heide Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Art Gallery of South Australia, Bendigo Art Gallery, Warnambool Art Gallery, Grafton City Art Gallery, National Bank of Australia, Ian Potter Museum of Art and Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.
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- Katherine Hattam 2020
- The Landscape of Language
- Selected Works
- Forgetting English
- 72 Derwents
- 'Our pick of what's showing in galleries around town', Dan Rule, SMH, 2015
- 'Colours of a Hectic City', Gabriella Coslovich, SMH, 2010
- Artist Profile Issue 39: Painters Who Print – Katherine Hattam
- NAVA 2018: Katherine Hattam
- Art Guide Profile 2017: Katherine Hattam
- Talking With Painters Podcast 2016: Episode 2 – Katherine Hattam