Katherine Hattam: The history pictures

Katherine Hattam traces the story of escaped convict William Buckley. She reconsiders male dominated recollections of history presenting her visual narrative with a feminist perspective that moves beyond the artist’s past focus on domestic life. Bayside Gallery Curator Joanna Bosse says the works show ‘Hattam’s confidence to grapple with more collective issues… myths and beliefs, which have had an impact on her journey as a female artist.’ Accompanying the paintings is a documentary with fellow artist Tai Snaith, also interested in oral and visual storytelling.

Katherine Hattam, Language and silence, 2017-19, mixed media on linen, 47 x 63cm. Courtesy the artist and Bayside Gallery, Melbourne

Bayside Gallery
Until 19 May, 2019