At Home – Talks: Artist Talk with Kate V Robertson
This talk was recorded on Wednesday 30 June 2020 with artist Kate V Robertson. Robertson’s work ‘Better Versions #1-8’, was acquired for Glasgow Museums with support from Outset Scotland in 2019 and is currently on display in ‘Drink in the Beauty’ in the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).
Robertson was in conversation with GoMA Producer Curator, Katie Bruce, to discuss this work, her thinking about the series, her concerns with climate change and how the work sits within her practice and now the exhibition ‘Drink in the Beauty’.
Kate V Robertson has a diverse practice which includes works on paper, sculpture, installation and collaborative curatorial and artist projects. Robertson is based in Glasgow, having studied at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2003 and completing a MFA there in 2009. Solo exhibitions over the last 3 years include – (2019) Terminal, Govan Project Space, Glasgow, (2018) Divided and Yet Mutual, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow; (2017) This Mess is Kept Afloat, DCA, Dundee and Object Appreciation Room, TRG3, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; (2016) Semper Vigilantes, OBJECT / A, Manchester, Semper Solum, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and Adaptive Expectations, ‘Figure Three’, BALTIC 39, Newcastle.
Drink in the Beauty explores representations of landscape, geology and human aspirations by artists who have documented and recorded the natural environment. More pressingly it opens up conversations with current debates on climate justice and legacies of the British Empire.
Glasgow Museums’ collection artists: Anna Atkins, Sara Barker, Ilana Halperin, Jacki Parry, Carol Rhodes, Kate V Robertson and Amanda Thomson.
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