Kate’s work is inspired by her strong attachment to animals, plants and wild or beautiful places in nature; including time spent, over the past five years, as an artist in residence at Tremenheere. This time has given Kate ‘insights into the secret life of the gardens’, as well as furthered her strong feelings surrounding the Buddhist concept of ‘interbeing’ and the belief that any diminishment to the natural world diminishes us all, themes that are explored in this exhibition.
Speaking more about her time as artist in resident, Kate says “I’ve heard trees inhabited by ravens calling to the skies like cows for their calves; I’ve seen ancient guardians peering out from the depths of pools; my dreams have been lived through the offspring of the birds I’ve heard peeping from the dark portals in towering beeches; and my research on trees has grounded my work, bringing it to earth from the clarifying winds of the Northern Isles.”
Alongside Kate’s work, the exhibition will also showcase invited artists and poets whose work speaks to the themes explored in the exhibition, extending and broadening the conversation.
Notes in the Garden runs at Tremenheere Gallery 7th September – 2nd October, with an opening event on Friday 6th September, 6-8pm. Most works will be available to purchase. A series of talks and workshops accompany the exhibition, please visit the what’s on section of our website for full details.