Kate Daw

In Kate Daw’s Old names for old cities (2013), four ancient cities in India are rendered in clay and gleaming opalescent paint. Reminiscent of 70s graphics, her pastel coloured list evokes the lure of travel while alluding to post-colonial naming and reclamation. Kate’s travelogue of Indian cities, letters that stack and abut in rows, is further taken up in her nostalgic and evocative artist’s statement about aromas and sensory enhancement: the moments and memories that make life exquisite. Kate was ebullient and erudite. She loved all things floral, feminine and feminist which were fused into her capacious practice by gleaning the subjective experience of painting, reading and remembering.

Source: The University of Melbourne