Cathy Quinn’s latest body of work is a temporal exploration of the River; the river of the past, the river of the present, and that which lies in between.
The lifeforce of the river has seen many things over its very long history, taking on many guises. It is a living thing; respected by some, defaced by others. It has been tamed and used, but it has much more control over us than we have over it. We shape it and it shapes us.
The artist’s play with colour and layers attempts to explore the interplay of our rivers. The works bring notions of thematic contrast. Expansion then contraction. Fast then slow. Formation and dissolution.
In working with themes of country, Cathy Quinn acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land, which was never ceded, and recognises their continuing connection to country. She pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.