For her latest solo show, Brisbane based artist Kate Hallen combines memories and histories with the fallible effects of dementia, blurring her own recollections with those of her late Grandfather, who suffered from the disease.
Connecting to her Norwegian heritage, Hallen explores the effect dementia has had on her understanding of her family history. A family horse, a return to the sea, and a country’s invasion are among the plethora of collected objects and memories left in his wake. These details are combined as poignant images which explore the inextricable connections between memory and identity.
OPENING FRI 19 JUL 7PM - 8.30PM
TUE - FRI 10AM - 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM - 3PM
Image: Kate Hallen, April 9 (detail), 2019, oil on canvas, 84 x 106.5cm. Photo: Adam John Waters. Kate Hallen, Going back (detail), 2019, oil and charcoal on canvas, 106.5 x 76.5cm. Photo: Adam John Waters.