Kate Ballis: Liminality

Kate Ballis is known for her use of infra-red technology to isolate colours in photography, which come to symbolise something inherent about a place – either real or mythological. For this new series, set on the Isle of Skye, she considers the myth of Cailleach; the divine woman who created mountains with fire and carved them with ice. As such, the undulating earth is cast in blood-like red, and we are prompted to think of Scotland’s ‘fairy’ as a powerful goddess.

Kate Ballis, The Cailleach, 2020, pigment print on cotton rag, 103 x 153cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Gallerysmith
Until 6 June 2020
Melbourne