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Title

The mother creek - pink

2014

Artist

Katherine Hattam

Australia

14 Dec 1950 –

  • Details

    Date
    2014
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut, printed from one block in pink ink on two sheets of white wove paper
    Edition
    AP
    Dimensions
    78.8 x 58.3 cm sheet; overall :

    a - Part a, 79 x 29.3 cm

    b - Part b, 79 x 29.3 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner of right sheet, pencil "K. HATTAM.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    232.2014.a-b
    Copyright
    © Katherine Hattam

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  • About

    'The mother creek - pink' depicts various images of Shanghai, which the artist made after a boat trip down the Suzhou Creek on a very hot day. 'The bridge depicted (here)....is the Waibaidu Bridge where Jews were also to come across to safety without passports just pre World War II - the Suzhou or Mother Creek became the de facto border between the Japanese occupation in Shanghai and the International Settlement at this time. Ian Fairweather lived and painted on this creek' (Notes from the artist, August 2014, AGNSW files).

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Anita La Pietra, Katherine Hattam: Backwaters, 'The platypus and the shopping trolley: chance encounters in backwaters', pg.1-6, Melbourne, 2014, 1, 7, 11, 13, 22, 25, 62, 63 (colour illus.), 98, 101 (colour illus.), 105. pg. 1, 7, 11, 13, 22, 25 are general references to Merri Creek

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