Previous Exhibition

Kate Barry —
Traces In Between

Oct 20 – Nov 4, 2016

About the Artist      

I get lost in the series of painted marks as they charter a rough course across the canvas. Painting pulls me between reality and the subconscious. Visual passages travelled and traces of snatched emotional responses are left upon the surface. As we pass by we allow ourselves to be drawn in. 

About the Artist

Kate Barry

Kate Barry is a Brisbane based artist with over 25 years graphic design experience in the publishing industry before a natural progression to create her own artworks arose.  

Working as an abstract painter, Kate's works explore layering, vitality of pattern, gestural mark-making and colour through instinctive responses to landscape and form. Composition and balance arise from the consequence of raw painterly expression and provoke emotional engagement. Kate has sold her paintings extensively throughout Brisbane, privately and by commission, in Melbourne, Auckland and Christchurch.

As a Giclée Print Artist, Kate uses her photographic, illustrative, painting and digital design expertise to create and product supervise her original and innovative artworks. These limited edition prints can be viewed on her website.

About the Curator

Beth Jackson

Beth is a curator of contemporary art with over twenty years’ professional experience working in the gallery sector and in the realm of public art, across public and private spheres. Her curatorial consultancy practice Artfully, established in 2012, seeks to embed art meaningfully within social contexts and built environments. For Beth, curating is not simply about having a bird’s eye view of the field, picking ‘winners’ or ‘rising stars’. It is a deliberate investment in process and dialogue between curator and artist, between artists and fellow creatives, fostering living and ongoing conversations, encouraging peer review, collaborations, sharing and problem solving. Involvements include studio visits, camping on locations, sharing informal joint activities, more formal workshop scenarios, and facilitating professional introductions and networks. Side Gallery is an opportunity to have intimate and serious one-on-one conversations with artists for a particular ‘snapshot’ within their practice. Beth has abiding interests in feminism and environmentalism. She produces art criticism for journals such as Eyeline Magazine as well as for exhibition catalogues and other publications.