Katherine Batchelor

Katherine Batchelor

What inspires your art practice?
The traumatic events from my childhood influence the essence of each work, loss, innocence, and vulnerability, which I consider to be a therapeutic process. Growing up in post-war NZ, I lived with objects that were hand-made, and the craft involved in this was valued.

What materials do you work in?
As a mixed media artist, I work predominantly with objects - found and created. Objects are loaded with histories, they contain traces of residual emotions and symbolism.

Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
Ovum - We all start here, individual, distinctive and full of potential. A series of ceramic heads of various sizes, crocheted into a cocoon like Ovum.
Installed in the dark space of the bunker to gestate, suspended from the ceiling
at different heights, spaces between them and underneath so the viewer can engage with the Ovum. The sound of the fetal and Mother’s heartbeats plays in
the background, bringing the viewer to experience a foreign yet intimate womb-like environment.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Megan Dickinson Gallery, Whangarei

Where did you study?
Hungry Creek Art School and Northtec.

Sculptures by Katherine Batchelor

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns 2021

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