Deakin University Art Gallery runs a program of exhibitions and arts events. These include curated exhibitions drawn from the University's Art Collection, group and solo exhibitions by significant contemporary Australian artists, travelling exhibitions and selected student, staff and alumni work.
All the information in this program is correct at the time of publishing; however exhibition dates can be subject to unexpected change. Please call 03 9244 5344 prior to visiting to avoid disappointment.
9 September – 16 October
THE ART GALLERY IS CLOSED FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER FOR THE PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Katherine Hattam: Desire first 1978 - 2015
Katherine Hattam: Desire first surveys the work of Melbourne-based artist Katherine Hattam. The exhibition traces the development of Hattam's practice from early, charcoal drawings from her first exhibition at the Ewing & George Paton Galleries at The University of Melbourne in 1978 through an evolving practice that encompasses drawing, collage, printmaking and sculpture.
Katherine Hattam is renowned for explorations of domestic and 'family' spaces that are at times joyful, dramatic and intense. Through the use of recurring motifs, in particular the chair and other domestic objects, alongside collage drawn from deconstructed Penguin classics and modernist textbooks from her late mother's collection, Hattam transforms personally symbolic materials and references into an archaeology of family, feminism, education, literature, psychoanalysis and the role of the unconscious in art making.
Curated by Emma Busowsky Cox
The Hazardous Kitchen, 2002 (detail)
Oil and enamel on canvas; mixed media
Dimension variable. Collection of Charlie Mackinnon
Photography: Simon Peter Fox