Sorry My House is Such a Mess Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo
‘Sorry my house is such a mess’ extends Catherine Pilgrim’s Mrs Larritt Series to build an exhibition ‘lab’ in the Phyllis Palmer Gallery. Echoing a domestic space steeped in history Catherine builds an environment in which to contemplate both presence and absence, care and control. Catherine brings the viewer a space to contemplate the comforts of home and yet the constraints of our history telling. The artist will be working on her meticulous drawings within the gallery including a direct wall drawing. Update – due to Covid19 Lockdowns the intended wall drawing has been produced on paper in the artist’s home studio and pinned to the gallery wall.
Reflections Series - Castlemaine Art Museum
The Castlemaine Art Museum is producing a series of 'Reflections' based on responses to the CAM collection and it was an honour to be asked to contribute during the 2020 lockdown. It was just the professional nod I needed at the time when I was at home supporting teenagers through online learning. I reflected on my response to Buda Historic Home and Garden (Buda is owned by the Castlemaine Art Museum) during my informal residency there in 2014 and the subsequent history based work around Mrs Larritt. Read the reflection here - https://castlemaineartmuseum.org.au/reflections/pilgrim-on-the-leviny-women-and-mrs-larritt
Open Studio is on again - I'll be open weekends during the festival and it will be lovely to have visitors!
10am - 5pm Saturdays and Sundays 19th March to 4th April (Please note I'll be closed the last day, Sunday 4th) I'm very happy to open other days and times by appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org 87 Farnsworth St Castlemaine
'Mrs Larritt in Upside-down Country' - a site specific exhibition celebrating the early married life of Maggie Larritt - opened Saturday 17th November 2018 at Dudley House, View St. A second iteration of this exhibition 'Mrs Larritt' opened at fortyfivedownstairs, Flinders Lane, Melbourne Tuesday 29th October 2019 and was current to Saturday 9th October 2019. www.timeout.com/melbourne/art/mrs-larritt-in-upside-down-country
'Mrs Larritt' installation view fortyfivedownstairs November 2019, Photo credit Tim Gresham
Open Studio during Castlemaine State Festival 2019
Studio Open during the Castlemaine State Festival 23rd - 31st March 2019 11-4 weekdays 10-5 weekends (Closed Monday and Wednesday) or by appointment.
Catalogue - 'Mrs Larritt in Upside-down Country' Dudley House Bendigo 16 -25 November 2018 Download the catalogue here
Creative Collective Exhibition, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016
This Habbot Shoe drawing, installed with the gold and silver Habbot Brogue - one of seven individually customised shoes for Creative Collective Exhibition, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016. Swanston Room, Melbourne Town Hall, August 26th - September 2nd 2016.
Home Nostalgia Exhibition, Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, August 2016
Untitled (Homage to the Leviny Sisters) Lithograph (2nd State) with hand colouring. Edition of 8. Part of group exhibition, Home Nostalgia, Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop.
'Ilma (Leviny) Thompson' was shortlisted for the Swan Hill Acquisitive Print and Drawing Award and was exhibited as part of the exhibition at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery from 14th May to 10th July 2016.
Coinciding with the 2015 Castlemaine State Festival Catherine's exhibition 'Making History - Hidden World of the Leviny Women' at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum. 28th February to 11th April 2015.
Catherine's Studio was also open as part of the Festival Open Studio programme.
Tutored Drawing Groups at Buda Historic Home and Garden
As part of her ‘Artist in Residence’ Project at Buda, Catherine Pilgrim conducted tutored drawing groups aimed at beginner and intermediate drawers looking to improve their skills in observational drawing. February - June 2014. Catherine is continuing to run drawing groups from her studio, with visits to Buda and other locations. Please see the drawing groups page.
Elly Varrenti at launch of Catherine Pilgrim's 'Widow' Exhibtion, La Trobe Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo. Feb 2012
Please follow the link below to read Elly's wonderful launch speech.