kate riley

printmaking | drawing | knitting

‘signs of trouble’ exhibition

Sheffer Gallery, 38 Lander St, Darlington, Sydney until 14 March 2015.

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm.

Gannet Beach is a small beach on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia which has been an important part of my life since early childhood. Walks and swims on this and adjoining beaches always mark the highlights of my year, and I envy my parents who can experience it daily. This exhibition is made up of captured moments from Gannet Beach — my memories and experiences, digital images and physical objects — brought together and transformed through the various mediums I use. All summed up by this beautiful quote from Tim Winton’s ‘Lands Edge’:

Yet however comforting and peaceful beachcombing is, it ends up, like the sea, as disturbing as it is reassuring. In dark moments I believe that walking on a beach at low tide is to be looking for death, or at least anticipating it. You will only find the dead, the spilled and the cast-off […] The beachcomber goes looking for trouble, for everything he finds is a sign of trouble.

If you would like further information about any of the work in this show, or advance information about future exhibitions, please drop me a line through the contact page.

3 Responses to “‘signs of trouble’ exhibition”

  1. Rebecca

    Oh Kate, this work takes my breath away. How i wish i had been in Sydney to see it in its raw glory. You have a mind that delves into a hidden world and hands that transform the unseen into exquisite treasures.


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