Katie Watchorn, BalehomeBalehome (2018)

Katie Watchorn
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover
10 Dumbreck Rd, Bellahouston, Glasgow G41 5BW
24 Apr — 10 May 2020
Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

New work by Katie Watchorn spans the gallery and courtyard at Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover. Watchorn’s practice is rooted in the rhythms of her family’s dairy farm in rural Ireland. She often works with fickle, agriculturally specific materials within a context that is inherently unstable. Primarily through sculpture, she attempts to worry through her family’s farm life, as her father worries over his animals. 

Concerned over the future of the farm, Watchorn sees her work partly as a form of documentation. She creates the sensation of entering onto private land – as if the landowner has only just departed. She gives the visitor unspoken and perhaps congenial access to the dwelling place of a farmer and also that of livestock.

Supported by Culture Ireland, Glasgow International and The Elephant Trust

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