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KATHERINE HATTAM CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING


KATHERINE HATTAM CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING 2 April - 3 May 2014

Katherine Hattam’s exhibition Consciousness Raising is a series of new works on paper. Reflections on the seventies and consciousness raising groups (which sought to raise awareness of female oppression) are the starting point for the works. In a combination of drawing and collage, autobiographical elements and domestic details, pieces of second wave feminist texts, pages, book spines and covers, Hattam explores, plays with and depicts a psychological state of mind, that of reflection. Rather than providing a direct comment, these works are about the artist looking back to a formative period of her past. The exhibition will be accompanied by a parallel document of observations and commentaries by Ellen Koshland, Victoria Hattam, Jenny Little, Winsome McCaughey, Harriet Morgan, Hannah Piterman, Ann Snitow, Kate Reeves, Suzanne Spunner, Margaret Bowland, Hilary McPhee and Sian Darling. Katherine Hattam held her first exhibition in 1978 at the George Paton & Ewing Gallery, alongside Helen Frankenthaler and has exhibited regularly ever since. Recent exhibitions include Inventory (2010) and Book Covers (2009) at John Buckley Gallery, Staying on Message (2008) at Australian Galleries, Landscape of Longing (2013) at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Under the Influence (2007) at Warrnambool Art Gallery, Innocent Works (2008) at Bendigo Art Gallery, and at the National Gallery of Victoria: This and Other Worlds: Contemporary Australian Drawing (2008), Stick It! Collage in Australian Art (2010) and The Naked Face: Self-portraits (2010-11).

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Hattam was Australia-China Fellow with a studio at the Beijing Art Academy (2003 and 2005) and exhibited Cut and Paste at the Pickled Art Centre, Beijing. Hattam has won the Banyule and Robert Jacks Drawing Prizes, has been short-listed many times in the Dobell Drawing Prize, the National Works on Paper Prize and Arthur Guy and Geelong Gallery Painting Prizes. She holds a BA in Literature and Politics from the University of Melbourne, an MFA Painting from VCA and a PhD from Deakin University. Her work is in the public collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Warrnambool Art Gallery and Bendigo Art Gallery and private and corporate collections including George Patterson, Minter Ellison, National Bank of Australia, Potter Warburg, Smorgon, the Darling Foundation, Hummerston Clark and RACV.

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1. Them, 2014 charcoal on paper 126 x 96 cm

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2. I, 2014 charcoal on paper 126 x 96 cm

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3. Us, 2014 charcoal on paper 126 x 96 cm

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4. You, 2014 charcoal on paper 126 x 96 cm

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5. Me, 2014 charcoal on paper 126 x 96 cm

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6. The Integrity of the Personality, 2014 paper, book pages, book spines, charcoal and gouache on paper 154 x 114 cm, 159 x 119.5 framed

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7. The Divided Self, 2014 book pages, book spines, charcoal and gouache on paper 120 x 80 cm, 142 x 100 cm framed

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8. The Rights and Wrongs of Women, 2014 book pages, book spines, charcoal and gouache on paper 154 x 114, 166 x 125 cm framed

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9. Sociology of the Family, 2014 book pages, book spines, charcoal and gouache on paper 83 x 185 cm, 91.5 x 194 cm framed

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10. Male and Female, 2014 book pages, book covers, charcoal and gouache on paper 51.5 x 50 cm, 67 x 55.5 cm framed

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11. Learning to Philosophize, 2014 book pages, book covers, charcoal and gouache on paper 43 x 85 cm, 49.5 x 89.5 cm framed

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12. We, 2014 book pages, charcoal and gouache on paper 36 x 43 cm, 42 x 49 cm

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13. The Sitting Room/ In My Mother’s House #1, 2006-2014 relief print 37 x 28 cm, 53.5 x 41.5 cm framed edition of 15

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14. The Sitting Room/ In My Mother’s House #2, 2012 relief print 58 x 46 cm, 60 x 48 cm framed edition of 15

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15. Yellow Wallpaper 1, 2006-2014 book pages, gouache and charcoal on paper 76 x 57 cm, 83 x 67 cm framed

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16. Yellow Wallpaper II, 2006-2014 book pages, gouache and charcoal on paper 57 x 76 cm, 64 x 86.5 framed

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17. He, 2014 book pages, paper, wallpaper, gouache on paper 76 x 57 cm, 91 x 64 cm framed

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18. She, 2014 book pages, paper, wallpaper, gouache on paper 76 x 57 cm, 89 x 70 framed

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19. It, 2014 book pages, paper, wallpaper, gouache on paper 76 x 57 cm, 91 x 64 cm framed

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20. The Middle Game, 2014 book pages, paper, wallpaper, fabric, gouache on paper 127 x 87 cm, 136 x 104 cm framed

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21. Julia Gillard Leaving the Lodge, 2014 relief print 50 x 70 cm, 57 x 83 cm framed edition of 15

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photography by Clare Rae and Christopher Sanders

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Katherine Hattam catalogue  

Katherine Hattam, 'Consciousness Raising'