Yavuz Gallery, Sydney
The Landscape of Language
Please join us in the gallery at 3pm on Saturday 7 March for an opening celebration and to hear Katherine Hattam discussing her latest exhibition with Australian novelist Drusilla Modjeska.
Underpinned with a feminist subtext, 'The Landscape of Language' examines the gendered ways in which the Western edifice of language has been constructed. Resounding with personal and collective histories, these works consider the formative ways in which language, speech and words solder – or indeed often sever – self with other; the cloudy horizon of history with the clarity of our current moment.
Katherine Hattam has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, over a career spanning more than forty years. Her work is held in numerous major private and public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Heide Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Art Gallery of South Australia, Bendigo Art Gallery, Warnambool Art Gallery, Grafton City Art Gallery, National Bank of Australia, Ian Potter Museum of Art and Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.
Drusilla Modjeska is one of Australia's most acclaimed writers. She was born in England but lived in Papua before arriving in Australia in 1971. Her books include Exiles at Home; the NSW Premier's Award-winning Poppy; Sisters, which she co-edited; the Nita B. Kibble, NSW Premier's Award and Australian Bookseller's Book of the Year Award-winner The Orchard; Timepieces; and Secrets with Robert Dessaix and Amanda Lohrey. She is also the author of the bestselling Stravinsky's Lunch and her first novel, The Mountain, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Miles Franklin Award, the Western Australia Premier's Award and the Barbara Jefferis Award.
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