A Pretty Folly

Kate Rohde

26 November 2022 - 22 January 2023
Cathleen Edkins Gallery

A Pretty Folly, an exhibition by Kate Rohde,  sees the exhibition space transformed into an installation brimming with bold colour and life.   

Rohde presents a selection of her functional sculptural pieces which celebrate everything animal, vegetable and mineral in their creation. Setting the stage for her object-based works the gallery walls are adorned in several elaborate wallpaper designs. Cultivated from Rohde’s object-based practice, these uniquely developed designs of luminescent zoological animal motifs, and botanical gardens of small resin gems and golden coloured icing filigree, work to create a kaleidoscopic immersive environment that elaborates on interior traditions.  

Rohde’s work subverts notions of value and preciousness while drawing parallels between traditional art and craft technologies through a commentary on contemporary digital design and the use of the most pervasive synthetic materials of the 20th Century.

Opening night
Friday 25 November 6:00pm
RSVP essential

Resin workshop
Saturday 26 November

Images: A Pretty Folly installation shot. Kate Rohde, Leopard vase and Bird bowl, 2015, polyurethane resin. Photo by Graham Baring.

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