March 22, 2023
Katie West has been selected as one of the exhibiting artists in ‘The National 4’ at Carriageworks which will be on show from 30.03 – 25.06.23. The biennial survey of contemporary Australian art brings together 48 new artist projects involving more than 80 artists across Country, generations and communities.
The large-scale exhibition is hosted across four leading Sydney cultural institutions: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Entry is free for all venues. The 2023 edition of ‘The National 4’ has been curated by Freja Carmichael and Aarna Fitzgerald Hanley at Carriageworks; Beatrice Gralton at the AGNSW; Emily Rolfe at Campbelltown Arts Centre; and Jane Devery at the MCA.
Katie will also be speaking in a series of floor talks as part of ‘The National 4’ public program on 1.04.23 at 12pm, alongside fellow exhibited artists Nicole Foreshew and Teho Ropeyarn. The talks will reflect on cycles and generational knowledge that persist and remain, including familial, cultural and ecological rhythms. Register here.
Katie West is an artist and Yindjibarndi woman based on Noongar Ballardong Country, working across installation, textiles and social practice. The process and connectedness of creating naturally dyed fabric underpins her practice, including the rhythm of walking, gathering, bundling, boiling water and infusing materials with plant matter. Using found and naturally dyed textiles, video, and sound, West creates installations and happenings that invite attention to the ways we weave our stories, places, histories, and futures together.
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