KATE DORROUGH SELECTED FOR THE SAWMILL SCULPTURE PRIZE
Kate Dorrough has been selected in the 2022 Sawmill Sculpture Prize currently on display at beautiful McMahon's Point.
The work 'Markers and Relics of Maritime History' acts as a shrine to the maritime history of Sawmillers Reserve echoing existing remnants of an industrial heritage of this site. The six concrete sculptures are embedded with shells and ceramic shards reminiscent of ancient relics. The works are powerful in their delicate intricacies and colour, creating a harmonious dialogue with the history of the area
Kate's use of bright, bold artificial colours not found in the natural world such as acidic yellow and rusty red on the exterior of the sculptures reference the areas industrial history, while the deep warm blues found inside the bowls represent the natural surrounds of the area. The installation of the sculptures represents the configuration of a star constellation, guiding ships to the safety of the harbour.
The exhibition is on from the 18th to the 27th February at Sawmillers Reserve in McMahons Point, Sydney. A must see body of work from Kate Dorrough.