A Matter of Time

Kate Barker

15 Sep 2011 to 25 Sep 2011

Photographs are a way of capturing and pinning down memories. We take photographs as aids for memory, but they in turn affect the way we remember. Kate Barker uses photographs as a basis for her paintings. By reinventing photographs through paint, Barker returns photographs’ coherent and informative remembrances into the disjointed, sometimes incoherent state of real human memory. Barker is a Canberra-based artist from Wagga Wagga, which was the focus of much of her previous work. With her exhibition A Matter of Time, Barker has turned her sights on Canberra, looking at the way in which places and people interact and imprint on each other.