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Exhibitions—
2016
the scribe notes, slight with Kate Hill
Bus Projects, Melbourne
June 8-25



the scribe notes, slight brings together new works by Melbourne-based artists Abbra Kotlarczyk and Kate Hill. Working across printmaking, poetry, drawing and ceramics, this pairing considers how traditionally held minor forms (as correlative to minor narratives) might function as a dialogic for spatial engagement.
Hill draws on a repeated ritual of her practice in which vocabularies of marks are stored through the incidental rubbing of copper plates located in her backpack during walks. This series aligns to Bogong Village, Victoria where she recently undertook a residency. For Kotlarczyk, traditions of marginalia and research into the body politic inform a suite of sculptural, contoured visual poems that notate responses to various public conversations being had over a five-month period in 2015-16.



While these approaches reveal quite disparate modes of spatial translation—incorporating both chance and intentional writing across environmental and socio-political zones—they are analogous in their attention to the body as a kind of auto-scribe. This exhibition signals the coming together of two years working out of a shared studio in Brunswick, tracing some of the broader conversations that have transpired within and around the space during this time.

[catalogue ~ conversation between Abbra Kotlarczyk + Kate Hill]





Kate Hill and Abbra Kotlarczyk
Tablet (footnotes)
unfired Bogong Village clay



Abbra Kotlarczyk
A Cornice for the Roux
• Pin/punch holes • graphite • shock cord • paper
dimensions variable



Abbra Kotlarczyk
Scaffold I-V (October - February)

• digital print on rag paper • pin/punch holes
• graphite
5 parts, 18.5cm x 112cm each



Scaffold I-V (October - February)
detail



Scaffold I-V (October - February)
detail



Scaffold I-V (October - February)
detail


Kate Hill
Field Recordings (copper plates) 001-005

L-R
Kate Hill:
Field Recordings 001-005
Field Recordings (copper plates) 001-005

Abbra Kotlarczyk:

Scaffold I-V (October - February)

Kate Hill and Abbra Kotlarczyk:
Tablet (footnotes)


[Photographs by Abbra Kotlarczyk and Kate Hill ]