Friends and Family at Daine Singer

My 3 plate etching Net 2 (2019) is down in Melbourne, for group show Friends and Family at Daine Singer Gallery. The exhibition will feature around 350 artists form around Australia and overseas. The exhibition will run from 14 November to 14 December 2019.

Net 2 (2019), three plate etching, edition 2/5, 38 x 29 cm

Net 2 (2019), three plate etching, edition 2/5, 38 x 29 cm

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Prize

I am delighted to be a finalist in the 2019 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Prize at Hazelhurst Arts Centre (Gymea, Sydney). My artwork Chance Forms was awarded both the Packers’ Prize and a Highly Commended for Emerging Artists. The artwork is made up of 18 x A3 sheets, originally exhibited at Wellington St Projects in March 2018. The exhibition continues at Hazelhurst Arts Centre until 17 Nov 2019.

Detail of Chance Forms (2018) - coloured pencil on paper

Detail of Chance Forms (2018) - coloured pencil on paper

Drawing Acquired by Goulburn Regional Gallery

I’m pleased to announce that my drawing Sunset (2019) has been acquired by Goulburn Regional Gallery. The drawing was exhibited in my exhibition 'Floating Time’ at Galerie pompom (Sydney) earlier in 2019.

The drawing itself is rooted in observations of sunsets around the Goulburn region, so I’m delighted that it has found such a perfect home.

Sunset  (2019), coloured pencil on paper, 100 x 75 cm

Sunset (2019), coloured pencil on paper, 100 x 75 cm

'Floating Time' opens at Galerie pompom July 10

Solo exhibition ‘Floating Time’ will be on view at Galerie pompom (Chippendale, Sydney) from 10 July to 4 August.

This exhibition is a new series of drawings and prints. These artworks utilise the repetitive and controlled mark making of straight, ruled lines. This repetitious drawing action is like a form of timekeeping; the marks becoming a visual record representing time and labour.

Favouring organic forms over rigid and pre-planned geometry, the processes behind these drawings and prints incorporate chance-based elements. The forms that emerge can be seen like geometric versions of a tree’s growth rings or geological strata. Over time, Vassallo’s artworks have become increasingly linked to the environment. In an attempt to connect her highly laborious process to the sublime beauty of nature, the large-scale drawings in this series utilise colour palettes observed by the artist in the natural world around her.

Organic Form 3  (2019), drypoint print on paper, 29 x 19 cm, edition of 6, photo by Document Photography

Organic Form 3 (2019), drypoint print on paper, 29 x 19 cm, edition of 6, photo by Document Photography

2019 Megalo Print Studio Artist-In-Residence

Kate Vassallo is honoured to have been selected as one of Megalo Print Studio’s Artist-In-Residence for 2019. She will use this residency to learn new print processes and create a body of print-media work that extends her drawing practice. The 4 week residency will be completed over April-May 2019, with the outcome to be exhibited at Galerie Pompom in July 2019.

‘Rupture 1’ (2018), acrylic paint screen printed on paper, image size within larger sheet of paper 50 x 50 cm

‘Rupture 1’ (2018), acrylic paint screen printed on paper, image size within larger sheet of paper 50 x 50 cm

Finalist in M16 Drawing Prize

Kate Vassallo is pleased to announce that her artwork Chance Forms has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 M16 Drawing Prize. All are welcome to attend the exhibition opening 6-8pm on Thursday 29th November. The exhibition will continue until Friday 14th December.

‘Chance Forms’ (2018), coloured pencil on paper, 24 x A3 sheets  Installation view of artwork installed at Wellington St Projects (Chippendale, Sydney) in March 2018, photograph by Document Photography

‘Chance Forms’ (2018), coloured pencil on paper, 24 x A3 sheets

Installation view of artwork installed at Wellington St Projects (Chippendale, Sydney) in March 2018, photograph by Document Photography

Prints in Group Exhibition

Kate Vassallo has new screen printed works on paper currently on display in group exhibition From small things big things grow. This exhibition is presented across two venues in Canbera, Megalo Print Studio and Gallery of Small Things. Each artist is exhibiting print based work at both venues.

The exhibition continues until September 22nd 2018.

Signal Flare 2  (2018), acrylic on paper, unique screen print, 20 x 20 cm

Signal Flare 2 (2018), acrylic on paper, unique screen print, 20 x 20 cm

Upcoming Group Exhibition

Kate Vassallo is excited to be exhibiting new print-based artworks in upcoming group exhibition From Small Big Things Grow. The exhibition runs September 1 - 22 and is being held across two venues in Canberra, Megalo Print Studio and Gallery of Small Things, with each artist exhibiting at both venues.

More details, including the full list of artists included, can be found here.

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Drawings on display at Strathnairn Arts

Kate Vassallo is pleased to have two drawings currently on display at Strathnairn Arts (Holt, Canberra) as part of the Barton Estate Drawing Prize. The exhibition continues until August 12th 2018.

Chance Forms #13  (2018), coloured pencil on paper, A3, image by Document Photography

Chance Forms #13 (2018), coloured pencil on paper, A3, image by Document Photography

Chance Forms #14  (2018), coloured pencil on paper, A3, image by Document Photography

Chance Forms #14 (2018), coloured pencil on paper, A3, image by Document Photography

Completion of Public Artwork

Collaborative artist duo Kate Vassallo and James Lieutenant are proud to announce the completion of public art installation Lilac Walk, located in Walker Lane Goulburn. Commissioned by Goulburn Regional Gallery, on behalf of Goulburn Mulwaree Council, the large scale outdoor wall-painting is one of the pair's largest artworks to date.

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Process images can be seen on Kate's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/kate.vassallo/