October 20, 2023
Katie West has been selected as one of the six participating artists in the MCA’s annual exhibition ‘Primavera’ from 4.11.22 – 12.02.23 which showcases Australian artists aged 35 and under, curated this year by Michael Do. The exhibition seeks to celebrate and promote younger artists in the early stages of their careers to garner the attention of a wide audience. Each year the curator undertakes extensive research, travelling across the country to meet the artists.
Created during the global pandemic and widespread social upheaval, this year’s artists Sundari Carmody (SA), Angela Goh (NSW), Julia Gutman (NSW), Amrita Hepi (VIC), Jazz Money (NSW), and Katie West (WA) draw upon mediums from choreography to moving image to refocus our attention on the ‘what, how, who and why’ of our present moment.
Katie West is an artist and Yindjibarndi woman based in Noongar Ballardong Country, working in installation, textiles and social practice. The process and notion of naturally dyeing fabric underpin her work: the rhythm of walking, gathering, bundling, boiling up water and infusing materials with plant matter. She was born on Whadjuk Noongar Country, Boorloo (Perth), WA, and currently ives and works on Noongar Ballardong Country, WA.
Image caption: Katie West at Cossak, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist and FORM. Photography by Peacock Visuals.
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