LOVE, WORK (FOR KD): Kate Daw with Stewart Russell and special guests

5 August - 17 September 2022

Tia Ansell ♥ Olympia Antoniadis ♥ Jon Campbell ♥ Nadine Christensen ♥ Ruth Cummins ♥ Greg Creek ♥ Renée Estée ♥ Jodie di Natale ♥ Ella Dunn ♥ Lou Hubbard ♥ Casey Jeffery ♥ Richard Lewer ♥ John Meade ♥ Lisa Radford ♥ Nick Selenitsch ♥ David Sequeira ♥ Madeline Simm ♥ Sally Smart ♥ Georgia Spain ♥ Katie Stackhouse ♥ Tina Stefanou ♥ Dalton Stewart

Sarah Scout Presents is delighted to presents Love, work (for KD), an exhibition in honour of Kate Daw – much-loved artist, teacher, mother, wife, sister, friend, collaborator and confidante – whose death in September 2020, during Melbourne’s lockdowns, left a huge hole in the fabric of our art community.


Love, work was one of the many facets of Kate’s wonderfully complex, overarching project Art, work, life, which provided a scaffold for Kate’s critical concerns while acknowledging the impossibility of separating these things – for they were never separate for Kate. Her practice moved effortlessly between the spheres of domesticity and the workplace, the everyday and the imagined, and her community was always at the centre. Since her death, many of her fellow artists – those with whom she worked and those whom she taught – have made works for Kate. Love, work (for KD) brings some of these together and into dialogue with her own late works. The works presented here are intimate, personal, evocative and generous – much like Kate herself.


Tia Ansell and Casey Jeffery appear courtesy Lon Gallery, Melbourne

Jon Campbell appears courtesy Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney
Richard Lewer appears courtesy Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Georgia Spain appears courtesy Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Read 'Things we know we know' by John Meade, originally commissioned for Kate Daw's exhibition The Blue Hour, the first exhibition at Sarah Scout Presents in 2009.

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