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KATHERINE HATTAM’s “Backwaters” Opens at LUMA – La Trobe University Museum of Art in Australia

16 Sep

Congratulations to Morton Fine Art’s KATHERINE HATTAM for her 24 September, 2014 opening of Backwaters at the La Trobe University Museum of Art in Australia.

 

OPENING:  Wednesday 24th of September at 6pm.

To be opened by Cathy Leahy,

Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, NGV
Hattam Backwaters pr image

 

Katherine Hattam’s new series of works, Backwaters, examines the relationship between minor waterways and the sites in which they are situated, exploring how they have shaped the history and character of the diverse cities in which they exist; the Merri Creek in Melbourne, the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn and the Suzhou Creek in Shanghai. The resulting woodblocks, prints and collages reveal intriguing similarities between these disparate locations and the people who use them. Despite radically divergent national frameworks, each of these waterways share the power of perceived obscurity and the insignificance, disguising their important histories and places of cultural exchange.

Exhibition runs 22 September7 November

Curated by Anita La Pietra

 

LUMA | LA Trobe University Museum of Art

Glenn College, Kingsbury Drive
Bundoora Campus 3086
Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm