Katherine Hattam — 72 Derwents — Sydney, Australia — 17 AUG - 3 SEP, 2016
Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay
In her debut show at Arthouse Gallery, renowned Australian artist Katherine Hattam presents an incredible series of new and recent paintings. This new collection of mixed media paintings traces Hattam’s preoccupation with drawing back to a formative moment in her childhood. On her tenth birthday Hattam was gifted a set of 12 Derwents, yet she pined for that glorious set of 72 – several layers deep with those perfect gradations from dark indigo to teal, dusky purple to golden yellow. At the age of 28 the artist came to a crossroads in her life, reconsidering her marriage and career, and it was then that Hattam finally bought herself that revered box of 72 Derwents.