Catherine is a well known multidisciplinary artist with a studio in Newcastle and Scone, in the Hunter Valley. She grew up on a farm in Jerry’s Plains. Her tertiary education includes a BA Communications UTS, Master Museum Studies USYD, Grad Dip Education, Grad Dip Counselling. She studied drawing and painting at National Art School, Sydney, The Central Art School, Adelaide, and Charlie Sheard Studio School, Sydney. Catherine works across several genres including painting: still life, landscape and abstraction, photography and installation. She has been exhibiting since 2005 with solo shows at Paddington Contemporary, Charles Hewitt, Maunsell Wickes, Paddington; Michael Reid Murrurundi; Art2Muse, Woollahra; Stella Downer Fine Art, Waterloo; Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.
“The coal mining era in the Hunter Valley transformed communities and country. The Liddell power station, commissioned in 1972, heralded this transformation. Communities adapted to the new industry, either willingly or not. I grew up in Jerry’s Plains through this era of change and bear direct witness to its impact on family, community and country. The closing of Liddell heralds the end of this era, once again forcing communities to adapt and recover. My work examines the impact of industry and change on community and country.’’
(photo credit C.K Robinson)