Exhibition Dates: 19 MARCH – 8 MAY 2016
Opening Friday 18 March, 6 pm
Speaker: Jarrod Rawlins, Curator MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
Deakin University Touring Exhibition
Katherine Hattam: Desire First surveys the work of Melbourne based artist Katherine Hattam from 1978 to 2015. The exhibition traces the development of Hattam’s practice from early charcoal drawings in the late 1970s through an evolving practice that encompasses drawing, collage, printmaking and sculpture. Katherine Hattam is renowned for explorations of domestic and family spaces that are at times joyful, dramatic and intense.
Through the use of recurring motifs, in particular the chair and other domestic objects, alongside collage drawn from deconstructed Penguin classics and modernist textbooks from her late mothers’ collection, Hattam transforms personally symbolic materials and references into an archaeology of family, feminism, education, literature, psychoanalysis and role of the unconscious in art making.