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Memory and belonging
the archive of Katthy Cavaliere

Photograph from the Katthy Cavaliere Archive © Estate of Katthy Cavaliere

Katthy Cavaliere’s artistic career spanned three decades as a performance/installation artist, reflecting the recurring themes of her childhood and her family, more particularly her mother and father, in her art. Her career was cut short with her untimely death in 2012 at age 39 from ovarian cancer. She came to national attention in 2015 with the posthumous exhibition Katthy Cavaliere: loved at MONA Hobart. The Art Gallery of NSW collection includes several of her works.

Cavaliere documented her life in an extensive collection of diaries, photographs and video. In 2016 her personal archive was gifted to the National Art Archive at the Gallery.

On show in this display are selected family photographs, memorabilia and art student works, as well as photographs and other material relating to her performance installations. Her maquette effigy for the installation empty stockings: full of love 2010 is a highlight.

28 Mar – 9 Jun 2017

Tue–Sat only

Tue, Thu, Fri 10am–4pm
Wed 10am–6.30pm
Sat 12-4pm

Free admission

Research library and archive