Kate Just, ‘Double Happiness (Queer Love)’, 2019. Hand and machine stitched brocade fabric & timber, 187 x 145cm. Courtesy: the artist and Hugo Michell Galley, Adelaide.
Kate Just is an established artist who works with sculpture, installation, neon, textiles, and photography to produce artworks that promote feminist representations of the body and experience. Just is well-known for using textile crafts including knitting as both narrative devices and unwitting political tools. In addition to her highly-crafted solo artworks, Just often works socially and collaboratively within communities to tackle significant social issues including sexual harassment and violence against women.
From China With Love is a series of hand-sewn textile hangings and a photograph produced during a residency at Red Gate in Beijing in 2018. ‘From China With Love’ is inspired by images and ideas of love, relationships, and feminism in China.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 7 February 2019