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Title image: (detail) Katie West, _keeping pieces, yirarlla_, 2018, calico dyed with eucalyptus and puff ball, dimensions variable.)

Katie West: warna (ground)
  • Paris Lettau

15 Dec 2018
7 Dec - 22 Dec 2018

Warna (ground) is a deceptively small exhibition at the artist-run gallery Caves, located on level 6 of the Nicholas Building on Swanston Street. The space itself measures about four-metres squared. The show comprises three small works, each composed of a piece of canvas that Katie West, a Yindjibarndi woman who grew up in rural Western Australia, has dyed using eucalyptus leaves, bark and flowers she collected, wrapped in the canvas sheets and then placed in a pot of water that boils over a fire. In the room sheet, West suggests that through this process the canvases become infused with the material qualities of the eucalyptus, its colour and scent.

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