Kate Cotchings, Natasha Frisch You Are HereOpening: Tuesday 20 August, 6-8pm Dates: 20 August-7 September 2002
Natasha Frisch is an artist who employs modest materials, such as tracing paper and tape, to construct models and installations that closely approximate everyday objects and sites. Designed specifically for one space, the fragile and impermanent nature of the materials used ensures that the installations are temporary constructions, existing only for the lifetime of the exhibition. If the work is to be shown again it must be re-made and all that remains of each iteration is photographic and video documentation. Inspired by urban folklore, forgotten architecture and the natural world, Natasha’s meticulous constructions aim to challenge our reading of the built environment, and interrogate the slippage between the real and the unreal. Natasha completed her Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts - Honours) at RMIT University, and since then has exhibited consistently both within her homeland and internationally. Her work has been presented in several solo exhibitions including, Somewhere In Between, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, 2010, Nasty Little Piece of Work, Next Wave Festival, 2004, and Living, Artbox at Sherman Galleries, 2001.
Kate Cotching has exhibited regularly in Artist Run Spaces and Public Galleries throughout Australia since 1997. She has been awarded the Australia Council Rome Residency, the Deacons Award Travelling Scholarship to Beijing, and a residency at 200 Gertrude Street in Melbourne.
Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, to name just two. She has also contributed to many community arts projects in Bristol, UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (painting) and a Master of Arts (fine art) from RMIT University. Cotching has worked as a Sessional Lecturer in Painting at La Trobe University’s Mildura campus, and was a co-instigator of the whitecubemildura project (with Filomena Coppola).
In 2015 she will complete a 10 week residency at Thirning Villa in Ashfield Sydney, hold a solo exhibition at Ararat Regional Art Gallery and facilitate a community arts project in Mildura.