In Conversation<br>Katie West and Simon Charles
26 February 2022
Ground Floor Galleries

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In Conversation
Katie West and Simon Charles

Join us at PICA for a conversation between exhibiting artist Katie West, and collaborator & composer Simon Charles focusing on the production and synergies between Katie’s material exploration and Simon’s soundscape composition.  

You are invited to gain a deeper insight into the immersive installation that forms part of We hold you close, a major solo show by artist Katie West, curated by Eloise Sweetman. Working with textiles and locally sourced plant matter, York-based artist Katie West’s installations invite us to reconsider our relationship with the natural environment and each other.  

Hear more about the collaborative process of creating the exhibition, including the dyeing workshop held by Katie and Simon in their backyard in York, Ballardong Country. Katie and Simon’s friends and family were invited to collect plant materials and dye fabric and immerse them in pots of water, to bubble away and become infused with the colour and scent of country.

This collaborative process extends to the soundscape created by Simon Charles and performers Jameson Feakes and Djuna Lee, which echoes through the gallery space to create a full-bodied sensory experience.

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