Photo: Sholto Watson
THE BALANCE OF THINGS
Cathe Stack’s multi-disciplinary art practice encompasses the three dimensional exploration of form to navigate connections between our shared landscapes.
Her practice draws on empirical and tacit knowledge to explore the principle that understanding the structures and forces that shape landscape, fosters the means to create artefact. Referencing universal themes of belonging, attachment and responsibility, Stack examines what is absent, overlooked and hidden when differing knowledge systems inhabit shared landscape.
Stack’s work often references Sydney Harbour, the landscape she was born into, as she balances connective sensate physicality’ through participation in the natural world with an awareness that the landscape is shaped as much by complex, sometimes competing, histories, as it is by ‘deep time’ evolutionary processes that continue to unfold in the present day.
Diverse sculptural materials such as timber, ceramic, metal and fibre are supported with drawing, photography and the written word as investigative pathways in her three dimensional work.
In 2019 was awarded a full time scholarship to undertake a PhD at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of the Built Environment in the joint departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.