KATHERINE HATTAM FINALIST IN THE NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER AWARD

2018-05-08

Finalists for the 2018 National Works on Paper award have been announced showcasing the best of contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper.

This biennial exhibition will feature a work by Arthouse Gallery's own, Katherine Hattam, titled He forgot how to speak English.


He forgot how to speak English, mixed media on paper, 152 x 168 cm

"The title, He forgot how to speak English, refers to one of the few known details we have about William Buckley, the escaped convict who lived for 32 years long Victoria’s coast line with the Wathaurong Tribe. My focus here is not to depict Buckley as if I was somehow there, but to imagine back through the lens of my contemporary domestic life. Hence the grid of book pages over which the work is down, the chinoiserie, the European flowers, a laptop and iPhone. A stack of books are included (Capricornia, Coonado, Plains of Promise, Taboo, To the Islands), all fiction where indigenous and non-indigenous authors explore aboriginal and white relationships.  I see him as a man living between two cultures." - Katherine Hattam


Hattam's Studio photographed by Jesse Marlow for Art Guide Australia.

We are looking forward to Katherine Hattam's exhibition 'Forgetting English' with Arthouse Gallery opening on the 26th of July. Congratulations Katherine!
 

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