Kate Hughes

cockatoo island
February 12, 2012, 4:22 pm
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Graphite on paper. 6 x 14 cm

I find that greylead drawings never photograph well but perhaps I am just making excuses for how out of practice I am.


optical glass
September 5, 2010, 5:32 pm
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Examining, filtering, measuring, amplifying the landscape.

a hurry
April 16, 2010, 10:38 am
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Some hurried shots of the book I completed last week. Today I’m installing my show Delicate Territories at the Baillieu Library. It will be on till the end of May. I will hopefully get some nice shots of my works in their fancy professional display cases.

Here is a copper frog for no real reason.

page three
April 6, 2010, 10:33 pm
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Images may find their way into my work quicker than expected. Resuming the colour pencil book begun in Amsterdam, my most recent images connect with those done before through repetitious curves and leading horizontals, light and hue however are sharp deviations. A pair of cold and grey, soon a pair of hot and airy.

February 25, 2010, 2:54 pm
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I completed this drawing some time ago but have had to refrain from posting it till it was in the hands of its new owner. A departure from my usual style a more overt drama was necessary for the subject. Drawing from a painting rather than a photo also transformed my own style and approach to mark making. A little practice at expanding capabilities.

Drawn from A Ship in Need in a Raging Storm by dutch artist Willem van de Velde.

take care
February 4, 2010, 10:09 am
Filed under: book binding, drawing

I recently assembled the cover I was working on in Amsterdam. Gluing together embroidered covers is always a tenuous activity, in this case it was exaggerated by the sheer volume of time and energy devoted to the work. Slapping glue around a dusty studio can lead to heartbreak, fortunately it came out well, near square too. The arrangement with drawings indicates this cover’s final role, to house loose drawings related to my travels, a miniature folio recalling those of long past travelers yet with the composition and detail of photography. More drawings to be done till this will be a complete work but the progress is happy.

Sorry for the infrequent updates, with little joy to be found in my camera I do not feel such an incentive to document my work. Here’s a preview of a super secret drawing though.

a little
January 13, 2010, 5:46 am
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A little more drawing towards another little drawing. In the morning I’m across the border and off to Cologne for more gallery explorations.