Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CORAMBA WALL - Me Healthy Living Workshop, Coramba - July to November, 2017

So we packed up and left Sydney in April to live in a small village in the hills west of Coffs Harbour called Glenreagh.  I met Sam who was running a wonderful little store in the next village of Coramba. The store sold bric-a-brac, local fruits and veges, coffees, cakes and much more.  Sam organised a "yarn bombing" of the streets trees and invited me to construct a work within a space that was used for a myriad of creative pursuits by local artisans.  I built a block wall at the end of the space and contributed various crocheted pieces for the yarn bombing.  
Coramba Wall, acrylic on cardboard with yarn, 277cm x 240cm x 18cm, 2017
Coramba Wall, acrylic on cardboard with yarn, 277cm x 240cm x 18cm, 2017
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

BLACK BOX - Faux Mouvement Centre d'Art Contemporain, Metz, France - July 6th to October 22nd, 2017

'Black Box' resulted from an open call to artists to create an exhibition of postcards.  It was organised by artist Arvid Boecker of Boeckercontemporary in Heidelberg, Germany; and was originally exhibited as part of the Çonstellations de Metz art festival at the Faux Mouvement, Centre d'art contemporain, Metz, France.

The exhibition involved 250 artists from 22 countries and 5 continents - Germany, Netherlands, Cyprus, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, UK, Mexico, USA, Ireland, Israel, Morocco, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Thailand, Finland, Turkey and Denmark.  The cards were exhibited in a display case and were changed every two weeks so that all cards would be seen.

I contributed the work "Art Is Theft" - gouache applied over a pre-existing postcard from 1996 - the front and back of the card can be seen below.





Here are a selection of the works displayed in the box, where the works on display would be re-arranged every 2 weeks.  (credit - https://www.facebook.com/fxmvt/photos/a.1550047221913529.1073741826.1550047161913535/2022718814646365/?type=3&theater

A photo from the install of the works at Faux Mouvement Centre dÁrt Contemporain, Metz.  For more images of the install go to -

CLICK HERE for a link to all the artists and all the works.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

SALON REALITES NOUVELLES 2016 - Parc de Floral, Paris, France - 16 to 23 October, 2016

My entry for the 2016 Realites Nouvelles exhibition was 'Circle Square Construction' - constructed from painted cardboardwith a cast aluminium 'Circle Square" for the petit work. 

Thank you to Bogumila Strojna for installing the work for me.
Installation photo by Roger Bensasson


'Circle Square Construction', cardboard and acrylic on timber, 90cm x 90cm

Installation photo by Yumiko Kimura Sato
'Circle Square Cast 2', cast aluminium, 18cm x 18cm

Thursday, October 13, 2016

SCULPTURES AT KILLALEA - Killalea State Park, October 13 - 16, 2016

The inaugural 'Sculptures at Killalea ' was held in the Killalea State Park on the NSW South Coast in October 2016.  I created a 'Round Wall' cardboard and wool sculpture for the 4 day event.  It was the first time that one of these works had been shown completely out doors.  On the first night there was a massive storm, but the work survived (albiet slightly wonky...).  Here is a VIDEO of the work (and I got on the cover of the local paper The Mercury).






Thursday, August 4, 2016

ANNUAL GROUP EXHIBITION 2016 - Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville, Sydney, 2204, August 4 to August 13, 2016

The Factory 49 Annual Group Show for 2016 involved the work of 34 artists.  I contributed a pair of cast aluminium 'Circle Squares'.
Click here for a copy of the CATALOGUE and click here for a VIDEO of the exhibition.
The photos below are courtesy of Factory 49.

'Circle Square Cast 1 & 2', cast aluminium, 18cm x 18cm each, 2016

Installation shot with work by Nancy Constandello, Marlene Sarroff, Annelies Jahn & Anya Pesce.

Friday, December 18, 2015

HAVE YOUR SAY - Articulate, 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt - 18 to 20 December, 2015

'Have Your Say' was the end of year exhibition for Articulate Project Space.  From the Articulate website - "Have Your Say is our 2015 end-of-year exhibition of spatial and experimental artwork by artists who have previously shown at Articulate. This year Articulate was prompted by the social and political crises facing the world to invite artists to have their say—about climate change, war, refugees, extinctions, the environment, the TPP or other concerns artists have".

CLICK HERE for a copy of the exhibition room sheet.

My contribution was 4 gouaches from my "Nothing To Say Here" series in which arrangements of circles and squares are determined by random artists' quotes.  The 4 works shown were - 'An Empty Canvas is Full', 'A Line is a Dot That Went For a Walk', 'The Task of Art is to Bring Chaos Into Order' and 'The Job of the Artist is to Deepen the Mystery'.

painting, geometric abstraction, kate mackay, articulate, gouache
"An Empty Canvas is Full", gouache on paper, 30cm x 30cm, 2015

painting, geometric abstraction, kate mackay, articulate, gouache
"A Line is a Dot That Went For a Walk", gouache on paper, 30cm x 30cm, 2015

painting, geometric abstraction, kate mackay, articulate, gouache
"The Task of Art is to Bring Chaos into Order", gouache on paper, 30cm x 30cm, 2015

painting, geometric abstraction, kate mackay, articulate, gouache
"The Job of the Artist is to Deepen the Mystery", gouache on paper, 30cm x 30cm, 2015




Thursday, November 26, 2015

DIRECTORS SHOW 2015 - Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville - 26 November to 6 December 2015

The 2015 Directors Show in the Office Project Space at Factory 49 included work by myself and Marlene Sarroff, and introduced the new Directors for 2016 - Tania Alexander, Michelle Le Dain, Anya Pesce and Lisa Sharp.

My work was two gouaches on paper - prototypes for a series of "Nothing To Say Here" paintings that had been initiated by the painting that I made for "Bad Spelling" called "I have nothing to say and I am saying it".

CLICK HERE for a copy of the catalogue on the Factory 49 site, and HERE for a video of the works.

"The task of art is to bring chaos into order", gouache on paper, 29cm x 29.5cm, 2015
"Art is art. Everything else is everything else", gouache on paper, 29cm x 29.5cm, 2015