KATE DORROUGH'S THEATRE OF THE GROTTO AT MOSMAN
Theatre of the Grotto is an experimental installation by Kate Dorrough which will be on display at The Cube, Level 2, Mosman Art Gallery Saturday 10 April until Sunday 13 June. It is a playful contemporary interpretation of ancient river cave formations; consisting of shells, rocks, statuary and water. Grottoes are associated with the underworld, a meeting place between the human and the divine, and an original source of water representing life. This installation incorporates artificial rockery in vivid colours in contrast to a series of projected videos into real water, accompanied by narrated texts. The grotto becomes a theatre, the sculptures actors within this dramatic stage setting. More information on this exhibition can be found here.
Theatre of the Grotto installed in Dorrough's studio ahead of the exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery. Photograph by Jenni Carter.