Katherine Hattam provides a feminist reading of the well-known colonial story of escaped convict William Buckley. Through the lens of Hattam’s contemporary domestic life, this new body of work explores the elusive life of Buckley, who lived for 32 years along Victoria’s coastline with the Wathaurong tribe before choosing to re-engage with white society.
The history pictures will also include other series of work that re-envisage and re-write the male-dominant stories, myths and beliefs that have had an impact on Hattam’s journey as a female artist.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Image: Katherine Hattam, My first phone number 2018, oil on linen, 127 x 167 cm. Courtesy the artist, Daine Singer, Melbourne; and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney