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Kath Egan is an installation artist working with sculpture and found objects. In her art practice she explores common materials responding to the experience of growing up as a first generation Australian in a Croatian immigrant family. She engages with notions of identity, memory, inheritance, belonging and the loss of her parents language and culture.
In 2017 Kath had her first solo exhibition “Connections Lost and Found” at the Yellow Brick Studio in Murwillumbah. A residency in 2018 at The Tweed Regional Gallery inspired new work “Supersymmetry” shown at Byron School of Art Project Space and again in 2019 at Gallery DownTown which is the Tweed Regional Gallery’s Annex in the M|Arts precinct.
“As a visual artist I am interested in how to approach stories of hope and loss with tenderness. How to bring form to ideas and emotion and how to represent memories that have a non linear narrative. My desire is to present a poetic and symbolic language using objects and common materials. To evoke compassion for those who experience longing and nostalgia for traditions, culture and lands left behind.”