From 11 September – 5 October, 136 Johnston Street presents Catherine Cassidy’s ‘Calling’, a new series of paintings on paper and aluminium. Cassidy is drawn to the landscapes of remote regions, including the Flinders and Gammon Ranges, Arkaroola and Lake Eyre, the Finke River, Central Desert and Lake Mungo. Working plein-air, Cassidy translates the Australian landscape through bold colour and movement; her playful abstractions capturing what these ephemeral surroundings evoke in her.
Born in Ballarat, Victoria, Catherine Cassidy currently lives and works in Sydney. She studied at RMIT before completing a Masters of Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney, in 2010. In 2013, Catherine exhibited at Mary Place Gallery, Danks Street and at Damien Minton Gallery, and early this year had a solo show at Art2Muse Gallery.
Catherine Cassidy has been represented in many state, regional and national art awards. These include the Dobell Drawing Prize, the Paddington Art Prize for Landscape, NSW Parliament House Plein-Air Prize, the Portia Geach Portrait Award and the 2014 National Works on Paper. Most recently, her work ‘Landscape Twice Divided’ was acquired for the permanent collection of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
See more from the artist here.