Sunday, 17 September 2023 - 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm

Join artist Kate Dorrough as she shares her inspirations and reveals insights into Heather and Kate Dorrough: Lineage, an exhibition of multi-disciplinary works by mother and daughter exploring the nexus between the arts and crafts movements, female creative lineage, body and landscape, river and fertility, and environmental issues.

This will be followed by the launch of a timely book on Kate's mother Heather Dorrough's extensive career, spanning sixty years, which includes essays by art writers and curators Christine France, Julie Ewington, Dr Peter Emmett, and Anne Brennan.

Guest speakers are Julie Ewington and Dr Peter Emmett.

Free event.

Includes light refreshments

Kate Dorrough

Kate Dorrough’s practice focuses on both painting and ceramics, recently expanded to incorporate installations with video components. Recent exhibitions include shows at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery, and Manning Regional Gallery, where she has held art workshops for children and adults alongside workshops as an educator at the AGNSW. Kate is represented by Art House Gallery, Sydney and has exhibited since 1996, holding eighteen solo exhibitions, with participation in numerous group shows, selected exhibitions and prizes, including the Ravenswood, the Woollahra Small Sculpture, Refuse Exhibition, the Mosman, Calleen and Paddington Art Prizes, and the Australian Ceramic Association, Clunes and North Queensland Ceramic Awards. 

Dr Peter Emmett

Dr Peter Emmett is a curator, historian, writer and interpreter of the meaning of sites, spaces and collections. He was the inaugural director of the Crafts Councils Centre Gallery, 1982-85, where he curated over 30 exhibitions on contemporary Australian crafts, including Heather Dorrough’s renowned ‘Self Portraits’. Since then he has curated many innovative museum installations, temporary exhibitions, heritage places, urban renewal and public art projects, including the Bicentennial Travelling Exhibition 1988, Hyde Park Barracks Museum 1991, the Museum of Sydney 1995, Shark Bay Interpretation Centre 2006, the Museum of Economic Botany 2009, and the Long Gallery, Australian Museum 2017.

Julie Ewington

Julie Ewington is a curator, writer, editor and broadcaster based in Sydney. An authority on contemporary Australian and Southeast Asian art, for three decades she worked in Australian galleries and museums, most notably at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art; there she led the Australian Art department and contributed to the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Recent curatorial projects include Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art and Feminism, ACCA, Melbourne (2017), Meet the Artists: The James C. Sourris AM Collection of Artist Interviews, State Library of Queensland, and Juanita McLauchlan: gii mara-bula / Heart Hand-also, at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (both 2023). A prolific writer, Julie has published monographs on Fiona Hall (2005) and Del Kathryn Barton (2014).  In 2014 she received the Australia Council’s Visual Arts Emeritus Medal for her work as a writer, curator and advocate, and she is currently the Chair of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.


1a West Esplanade

Manly NSW 2095