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.
30 March - 19 May 2019
Saturday 30 March, 2-4pm, Bayside Gallery, Brighton Town Hall, Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets, Brighton.
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, Perhaps (detail) 2016-18, gouache and charcoal on book pages, 82 x 122 cm. Courtesy the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.