'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).
colour woodcut, printed from one block in pink ink on two sheets of white wove paper
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.
Gift of the artist 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Katherine Hattam
Shown in 1 exhibition
Katherine Hattam: Backwaters, La Trobe University, Bundoora, 22 Sep 2014–07 Nov 2014
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