‘Situational’ Kath Fries – listen 6pm Thursday 7th March

When you experience an artwork you love, there is a moment where you and the work co-exist in time and space. The longer an artwork has stood the test of time, the more people have shared this similar experience, fragmented over time. Then, what occurs when a work is itself on a shorter timeline, or when its existence is pinned to one temporal or spacial situation, which could so easily slip out of our grasp?

Kath Fries is a local Sydney artist and the winner of numerous art awards in recent years, and her exhibition ‘Situational’ explores notions of site-sensitivity and site-responsiveness in artworks that imply the fleeting nature of time, memory and temporariness, as well as spacial and natural ties to a landscape. Her latest solo exhibition was created during her residency at Bundanon Trust, a unique 1,100 hectare charitable trust left by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd for future artists to work in and seek inspiration from.

Tune into 89.7FM tonight at 6pm, Kath Fries will be in the Eastside studios with Maren discussing the notion of site-sensitivity, her influences from Arte Povera and the process of creating ‘Situational’ which opens tomorrow at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery.