Katie West, Wilayi bangarrii (go for a walk), 2019. Calico, natural dyes (eucalyptus, corymbia and acacia). Courtesy: the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney.
Katie West is a Yindjibarndi woman with a multi-sensory practice that explores the renewal of human connections with and within the natural environment, creating work using natural dyeing processes that place Indigenous voices at the forefront. This is West’s second exhibition with Dominik Mersch Gallery, following her 2018 solo show as the winner of the inaugural Dominik Mersch Gallery/Victorian College of the Arts Award.
Wilayi Bangarrii, Wanyaarri (go for a walk, listen) involves new textile works that consider walking and listening as avenues to connect us with our past, present and future. Dyed with eucalyptus, corymbia, and acacia found in urban spaces, these works speak to the ways we absorb the world around us.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 15 August 2019