A SURREAL EXHIBITION OF KATE MACKENZIE ART
Opening Night - 18th of October
6 - 8 pm
An afternoon with the Artist, interview with Saskia Tillers - 21st of October
Kate MacKenzie is a NZ born surrealist exhibiting for the first time in Australia. Her predominantly 1m diameter circular oil on boards are portraits of a changing world where the questions of land ownership and gender politics rage over a ravaged earth. The world is becoming increasingly surreal and yet the central figure of these works remains ageless, beautiful and strong. She endures, giving hope that we will, too.
Artist statement: Paradigm Road is an exhibition about shifting paradigms: women, nature, identity. There is a new dominating force over the land and she wears the humble family home like a crown. The landscape is implacable, rewritten; the pressures of climate change are conflated with the assimilation into nature of symbols of technology and we are left to question our priorities in the face of a new world order.
MacKenzie was a finalist in the 2018 Adam Portraiture Awards in NZ, curated by the Director of The National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Angus Trumble. She has been awarded Supreme Winner of the International World of Wearable Art competition in Wellington – an event in its 30th year that attracts artists from around the globe. She has previously been a finalist in that competition, in both the East and the Matariki prizes, as well as the Hawkes Bay Review, and has been a finalist in the Telecom Awards on three occasions. Her various public commissions include feature artworks for the lobby of an iconic 5 star Wellington hotel, as well as for the Opera House in Hawkes Bay, the region in which she lives. Kate’s work is held in collections all over the world and has become highly sought after throughout Australasia.
Don’t miss Kate MacKenzie’s inaugural solo exhibition in Australia.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT: HENRIETTA SUMMERHAYES
0411 637 637