Sunday, October 16, 2016

SALON REALITES NOUVELLES 2016 - Parc de Floral, Paris, France - 16 to 23 October, 2016

My entry for the 2016 Realites Nouvelles exhibition was 'Circle Square Construction' - constructed from painted cardboardwith a cast aluminium 'Circle Square" for the petit work. 

Thank you to Bogumila Strojna for installing the work for me.
Installation photo by Roger Bensasson


'Circle Square Construction', cardboard and acrylic on timber, 90cm x 90cm

Installation photo by Yumiko Kimura Sato
'Circle Square Cast 2', cast aluminium, 18cm x 18cm

Thursday, October 13, 2016

SCULPTURES AT KILLALEA - Killalea State Park, October 13 - 16, 2016

The inaugural 'Sculptures at Killalea ' was held in the Killalea State Park on the NSW South Coast in October 2016.  I created a 'Round Wall' cardboard and wool sculpture for the 4 day event.  It was the first time that one of these works had been shown completely out doors.  On the first night there was a massive storm, but the work survived (albiet slightly wonky...).  Here is a VIDEO of the work (and I got on the cover of the local paper The Mercury).






Thursday, August 4, 2016

ANNUAL GROUP EXHIBITION 2016 - Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville, Sydney, 2204, August 4 to August 13, 2016

The Factory 49 Annual Group Show for 2016 involved the work of 34 artists.  I contributed a pair of cast aluminium 'Circle Squares'.
Click here for a copy of the CATALOGUE and click here for a VIDEO of the exhibition.
The photos below are courtesy of Factory 49.

'Circle Square Cast 1 & 2', cast aluminium, 18cm x 18cm each, 2016

Installation shot with work by Nancy Constandello, Marlene Sarroff, Annelies Jahn & Anya Pesce.

Friday, December 18, 2015

HAVE YOUR SAY - Articulate, 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt - 18 to 20 December, 2015

'Have Your Say' was the end of year exhibition for Articulate Project Space.  From the Articulate website - "Have Your Say is our 2015 end-of-year exhibition of spatial and experimental artwork by artists who have previously shown at Articulate. This year Articulate was prompted by the social and political crises facing the world to invite artists to have their say—about climate change, war, refugees, extinctions, the environment, the TPP or other concerns artists have".

CLICK HERE for a copy of the exhibition room sheet.

My contribution was 4 gouaches from my "Nothing To Say Here" series in which arrangements of circles and squares are determined by random artists' quotes.  The 4 works shown were - 'An Empty Canvas is Full', 'A Line is a Dot That Went For a Walk', 'The Task of Art is to Bring Chaos Into Order' and 'The Job of the Artist is to Deepen the Mystery'.

painting, geometric abstraction, kate mackay, articulate, gouache
"An Empty Canvas is Full", gouache on paper, 30cm x 30cm, 2015

painting, geometric abstraction, kate mackay, articulate, gouache
"A Line is a Dot That Went For a Walk", gouache on paper, 30cm x 30cm, 2015

painting, geometric abstraction, kate mackay, articulate, gouache
"The Task of Art is to Bring Chaos into Order", gouache on paper, 30cm x 30cm, 2015

painting, geometric abstraction, kate mackay, articulate, gouache
"The Job of the Artist is to Deepen the Mystery", gouache on paper, 30cm x 30cm, 2015




Thursday, November 26, 2015

DIRECTORS SHOW 2015 - Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville - 26 November to 6 December 2015

The 2015 Directors Show in the Office Project Space at Factory 49 included work by myself and Marlene Sarroff, and introduced the new Directors for 2016 - Tania Alexander, Michelle Le Dain, Anya Pesce and Lisa Sharp.

My work was two gouaches on paper - prototypes for a series of "Nothing To Say Here" paintings that had been initiated by the painting that I made for "Bad Spelling" called "I have nothing to say and I am saying it".

CLICK HERE for a copy of the catalogue on the Factory 49 site, and HERE for a video of the works.

"The task of art is to bring chaos into order", gouache on paper, 29cm x 29.5cm, 2015
"Art is art. Everything else is everything else", gouache on paper, 29cm x 29.5cm, 2015


CARREMENT2 - Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville - 26 November to 5 December, 2015

Carrement2 was the final exhibition for the year at Factory 49 and the final exhibition that I was involved with as a Director. 
Carrement is an artist collective based in Paris founded by Milija Belic.  Carrement2 at Factory 49 was the first of the collectives' exhibitions to be held outside of Paris.  It contained the work of 30 International Artists and was organised by Bogumila Strojna. My work was the large 'Circle Square Construction' that I had sent for the previous Carrament exhibition.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the exhibition catalogue and CLICK HERE for a video.

Circle Square Construction, cardboard,acrylic and PVA, 58cm x 58cm, 2015






Sunday, October 18, 2015

SALON DES REALITES NOUVELLES 2015 - Parc Floral de Paris - 18 to 25 October 2015

My work for the 2015 Realities Nouvelles exhibition was a 4 panelled painting - Circle Square Expanded, with a small Circle Square painting for the petit work.

Thank you to Bogumila Strojna and Nathalie Lebeau for the installation shots.

Circle Square Expanded, oil on canvas, 4 panels, 70cm x 70cm, 2014
Installation view, image by Nathalie Lebeau
Installation view, image by Bogumila Strojna
Installation view, image by Nathalie Lebeau
Petit Works - Installation view, image by Bogumila Strojna
Petit Works - Installation view, image by Bogumila Strojna