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Myth Making: Kate Rohde and Troy Emery

Myth Making installation view 2 -A.K.Media

Myth Making: Kate Rohde and Troy Emery

16 Jul 2022 – 20 Nov 2022

In Myth Making the gallery transforms into a reimagined ecology.

Kate Rohde and Troy Emery present a new body of work inspired by classical European myths merged with legend and places unique to the Wimmera and Grampians region to reimagine our local landscape within the gallery aesthetics.

Their first-time collaboration brings together a long term interest in animal motifs and forms, decorative arts and historical museum display practices in an explosion of colour and ideas.

Rohde is known for her colour filled installations of sculptural works and wallpaper designs. Her work often collides decorative motifs with objects from Baroque to Victorian style which activate the senses and conjure memories through form. Emery’s sculptural practice of creating textile based animal-like forms explores the material and aesthetic relationship between fine arts and craft. Through these forms he examines the way humans view animals as both decorative motifs, keepsakes and symbols of ecological ruination.

Together on visits to the Wimmera, the artists have taken cues from the landscape, the vibrant colours of our big sky, the Pink Lake, the golden grain fields, and the green gorges and dark caves of the Grampians. Mixing local and classical myth, Rohde and Emery have created a wunderkammer responding to the region’s natural environment and its animals across each of the gallery

A Horsham Regional Art Gallery exhibition.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Image: Myth Making (Gallery view) 2022, Horsham Regional Art Gallery. Photo by A.K. Media.

Gallery Details

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street
Horsham VIC 3400
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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.