Kate Downie

Gaps, Distortions and Downright Lies: a complete re-configuration of space, in drawing.

Kate Downie’s transformation of the former ‘judge’s chambers’, which was attached to Cupar’s recently closed court, seeks to activate the survival instincts of the audience, taking them to the threshold between what is often seen but seldom observed, and what is imagined but rarely confronted.

Kate is a Scotland-based practicing visual artist. Her practice includes painting, printmaking, film-making, large-scale drawing and performative drawing. Kate’s interest in the social fabric of civil engineering, urbanisation and landscape has led her to a series of residencies over the years, including placements in a brewery, an oil rig, a maternity hospital and, more recently, the Forth Road Bridge. Her next major solo exhibition, ‘The Anatomy of Haste’, will be presented during the Edinburgh International Festival in 2017.

Cupar Arts Festival, Kate Downie

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