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Exhibition | Katherine Hattam: The history pictures

Katherine Hattam: The history pictures exhibition at Bayside Gallery

Event Details

Katherine Hattam provides a feminist reading of the well-known colonial story of escaped convict William Buckley. Through the lens of Hattam’s contemporary domestic life, this new body of work explores the elusive life of Buckley, who lived for 32 years along Victoria’s coastline with the Wathaurong tribe before choosing to re-engage with white society.  

The history pictures will also include other series of work that re-envisage and re-write the male-dominant stories, myths and beliefs that have had an impact on Hattam’s journey as a female artist.

The exhibition also includes a documentary filmed at Hattam’s home and studio funded through a recently-awarded grant from the Australia Council. The documentary includes an in-depth interview between Hattam and artist, curator and writer Tai Snaith.

“The documentary will make the invisible, visible; giving insight into my practice, and rendering myself, the artist, present within the exhibition”, said Hattam.

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Exhibition dates

30 March - 19 May 2019

An evening with Katherine Hattam and interviewer Tai Snaith 

Wednesday 1 May, gallery open from 5pm, commences at 6pm sharp. Free event. Bookings essential.

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Image: Katherine Hattam, 1835 (detail) 2018, oil on linen, 44 x 34 cm. Courtesy the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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