This Wild Song in Singapore
Australian High Commission, Singapore
5 March - 31 March 2018
Kate Rohde's pieces Mutant kitten vase and Hair wallpaper were included in a presentation of 21 female artists alongside their TWS portraits by Ilona Nelson. The exhibition was curated by Merryn Trevethan, a Singapore based Australian artist.
This Wild Song (TWS) is a series of portraits and interviews with Australian women visual artists who have a unique voice.
The theme of the portraits is for the artist to become a part of their work. The photographs also hold the intention of creating an honest and true depiction of who the artist is as a person. Every portrait has a specific concept created for the artist, and significance is placed on all elements within the photograph in relation to the artist and their practice.
TWS celebrates the strong female leaders in the arts community. Although the artists being featured are from varying backgrounds, use a diverse range of mediums, and at different stages of their arts career; they are unified by their unique voices and distinct style. The inclusion of so many artistic mediums in TWS offers a broad synopsis of contemporary Australian art.
The title for this project was inspired by Emma de Clario’s painting ‘If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will surely come’.