2017 RECIPIENT OF THE GEORGES MORA FELLOWSHIP
Catherine Evans is an internationally exhibited cross-disciplinary artist with degrees in science, Asian studies and photography, who currently based between Melbourne and Berlin.
Working across both photography and sculpture, Catherine’s practice incorporates everyday objects such as rocks, sticky tape and carpet, and through a considered, poetic approach, creates unexpected juxtapositions that allow the viewer an entry point into the work.
Her Georges Mora Fellowship project, The View from Mount Disappointment, is inspired by the English naming of the Victorian mountain by two explorers in 1824. Hamilton Hume and William Hovell made the difficult journey to the summit hoping to be rewarded with a view of Port Phillip Bay. However on reaching the top, the view was completely obscured by trees.
The View from Mount Disappointment will use this historical event as a poetic metaphor for how an individual today can look back critically on their homeland’s history, which is invariably affected by one’s personal experience and expectations.