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Image (L-R): Heather Dorrough, Self Portrait No 6 (Buzzflies) (detail) 1982, textile, dye, photographic silk screen printing, machine embroidery, 212 x 54cm.
Kate Dorrough, The Enduring Echo (detail) 2019, stoneware ceramic with glaze, 36 x 49 x 20 cm.

Kate Dorrough | Artist Talk

Saturday 13 July 2024, 2pm - 3:30pm


Free Entry


Ararat Gallery TAMA



Join us for an Artist Talk presented by Kate Dorrough on Saturday 13th July 2024, 2pm – 3.30pm.

Join Lineage exhibiting artist Kate Dorrough for an insightful exhibition floor talk and illustrated slideshow, exploring her mother Heather’s practice, Kate’s own practice, and how the two intersect.

In conversations across time, the multi-disciplinary works of mother and daughter Heather and Kate Dorrough explore the nexus between the arts and crafts movements, female creative lineage, body and landscape, river and fertility, and environmental issues and activism. This dynamic contemporary exhibition encompasses textiles, paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and video.

This event will run for 45 – 60 minutes, followed by Q&A with attendees. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free entry, with bookings requested and essential to help plan catering. Please scroll down to book ↓



About the artist

The practice of Sydney-based artist Kate Dorrough (b.1964) sustains a conversation between paint and clay, launching an inquiry into the interplay and tension between the gestural mark and the hand built ceramic form. The artist’s recent work explores the river as metaphor, bestowal of fertility with a cyclicality of renewal and destruction. Her painterly gestural marks evoke totemic symbols and an inferred language of an enduring landscape. Dorrough’s work as a painter and ceramicist has led to an extensive career exhibiting work at leading galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, as well as a number of residencies and prizes. In this exhibition her work will directly respond to her mother’s, creating a dialogue exploring memory and the personal in recognition of her mother as mentor.

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