Catherine Hewitt | Artist designer

I have always had an attraction to landscape; its formation; what lies beneath.  Immersion in the landscape and the treasures revealed through chance entice me to gather and collect: rock specimens, marine debris, photographs, memories.

Serendipity creates an aesthetic - an experience for the senses. I am drawn in through the simplicity of each natural aesthetic, each simple design; the interplay of solid shape and the elemental shapers -– wind, water, fire and light.

Immersion in the aesthetic invites investigation. Investigation leads to interpretation; the urge to capture the essence and share the experience; a new design. The aesthetic brought about during the process of making becomes an integral part of the work, a gateway for the viewer to enter just as I was drawn in to the particular element of the landscape which inspired the piece.

The interconnectedness of all things fascinates me. It is fundamental to my art practice ranging across simple symbiotic relationships such as algae and fungi which form lichen, to the large-scale multifaceted communities of an ocean reef. My work reflects our landscape -constantly evolving but rooted in what we know through biological and earth sciences.

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Qualifications and Training

2010Masters by Coursework in Visual Art and Design – UniSA
2009Graduate Diploma of Visual Art and Design – UniSA
2001Diploma of Multimedia – TAFE Tasmania
1997Certificate IV in Video Production – TAFE Tasmania
1991Graduate Diploma of Fine Art – University of Tasmania
1988Associate Diploma in Art and Design – TAFE Tasmania

Exhibitions

Solo/Joint
2019Topos Illumed – SALA Red Robin Speciality Coffee Adelaide.
2018New Work, New Space –SALA
2016Remnant Formations –Bay Discovery Centre Glenelg SA
2016Remnant Formations –SALA Gallery 1855 Tea Tree Gully SA
2014Remnant Aspects SALA Red Cacao Stirling SA
2014Shiftings Fisher Jeffries Adelaide SA
2013Lichening – SALA Lobethal Road Wines Mt. Torrens SA
2012Syntagma – SALA Anderson Hill Cellar Door Lenswood SA
2011Rhopos –Prospect Art Gallery (October)
2010Still Lives – a gathering composition – Liverpool St. gallery UniSA Masters
2007Shadow, Shift and Shape – The Hahndorf Academy SA

Group
2020Encounters – Mrs Harris Sweet ShopSA
2018Solar Art Prize – RSASA Adelaide
2017Its Not All Black & White – Arts Images Norwood SA
2015Parklands Art Prize – Adelaide Festival Centre
2013My Australia – Berkeley River Eco Resort WA
2012Finalist Heysen Prize – judges award Highly Commended
2009Finalist Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place Hahndorf SA
IAPMA International conference exhibition New Paper Old Land Burnie TAS
Graduate Exhibition – UniSA
2008Finalist Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place Hahndorf SA
2007Outside My Window – Stationmasters Strathalbyn, SA
Transformation and Amalgamation – SALA Balhannah SA
2006From the Garden – SALA Port Adelaide SA
2004A Lens on Lilydale – The Court House Lilydale TAS
2002Invokashun – Powerhouse Gallery Launceston TAS

Awards & Grants
2011Arts SA Exhibition development grant
2009Country Arts SA travel grant

Projects

2007

Artist in School – Lenswood Primary School SA

2004

Poppy – Lilt Productions – photographic stills
Animation – Lilydale Online Access Centre Community website

2003

Streets Alive Banner workshop – Arts Roar, Tas.

2002

Animation – HART portal, Lilydale Online Access Centre
Postcard Workshops – Womens Health, Tas.

2001

Interactive CD-ROM – Abacus Childcare, Tas.
Invokashun – collaborative video


Residencies
2020Curtin Springs Station NT
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Coorong
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