Kate Hughes

through the window
October 8, 2009, 10:21 pm
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Another book, this one is from last year. Exploring how the form the paper takes changes the perception of the drawings; transforming them into something that is seen through a gap; there is more beyond the borders.


domestic toil
August 18, 2009, 7:14 pm
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The stigma of the sunday painter sometimes must be endured, a stigma that is classist and often sexist, a stigma that should be eradicated. These prints were an ode to making art at home, printing on the bathroom floor, hills hoist as metaphor, domesticity encroaching on the borders.

on occasion
August 10, 2009, 6:46 pm
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On occasion I paint, some things come easily with oil paints, blurred edges and smudgy blacks, some things are more difficult. It’s not a medium I preference anymore, it seems to lack the directness of grey leads and fails to engage me. Painting does make the fact that the works are in greyscale more evident, a choice rather than a default.

glass full of sky
August 9, 2009, 12:34 am
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If you rise at dawn in a clear sky, and during the month of March, they say you can catch a bag of air so intoxicated with the essence of spring that when it is distilled and prepared, it will produce an oil of gold, remedy enough to heal all ailments. And as you rise at dawn to the upper ether, and lean out to catch the bag of air, they say you are trapping the ascending dew on its voyage from Earth to Heaven.

Dean, T 2006, ‘Bag of Air 1995’ in Tacita Dean, Phaidon, London

August 2, 2009, 12:37 pm
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When this passes for a window it is important to remember the sky exists. Moving my workspace from under a beautiful north facing window to a dim partitioned space required the hanging of a shrine to the old view.





Quick impressions drawn from the sky with oil pastel on paper.

August 1, 2009, 10:58 pm
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my first work to be shown for many a year this work was accepted for the 2009 williamstown festival contemporary art prize. It is graphite on paper and of a very small scale (16 cm x ?). An intricate rubble along the preston train tracks, the sharpness of the trailer drew my eye.