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Kate Dorrough: Theatre of the Grotto

April 10, 2021 - June 13, 2021

Kate Dorrough, Calligraphic scrolls (detail), 2020. Fabric paper, stitching, ink, acrylic paint, 260 x 100cm. Courtesy: the artist, Arthouse Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney.

Theatre of the Grotto is an experimental installation by Sydney artist Kate Dorrough. It is a playful contemporary interpretation of ancient river cave formations; consisting of shells, rocks, statuary and water. Grottoes are associated with the underworld, a meeting place between the human and the divine, and an original source of water representing life.

Throughout history, the grotto has been reinterpreted generating a tension between the artificial and the real. This constructed hybrid incorporates artificial rockery in vivid colours in contrast to a series of projected videos into real water, accompanied by narrated texts. The grotto becomes a theatre, the sculptures actors within this dramatic stage setting.

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Details

Start:
April 10, 2021
End:
June 13, 2021

Organiser

Mosman Art Gallery
Phone:
+61 2 9978 4178
Email:
gallery@mosman.nsw.gov.au
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Venue

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way
Mosman, NSW Australia
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Details

Start:
April 10, 2021
End:
June 13, 2021

Organiser

Mosman Art Gallery
Phone:
+61 2 9978 4178
Email:
gallery@mosman.nsw.gov.au
View Organiser Website

Venue

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way
Mosman, NSW Australia
+ Google Map