Soft Water, Warm Stone
Opening: 6pm, 27 September 2019
28 September – 27 October 2019
CAT Project Space
2019 Studio Resident, Gabbee Stolp, presents works in progress and explorations into the forms of the blanket and quilt, contradictory comforters for the grief and despair she feels in this time of climate crisis.
Gabbee Stolp’s artistic practice exists across several mediums, with a primary focus on contemporary jewellery, object-making and textiles. Her works explore human inter-connectedness with nature, invoking both biological and metaphysical themes and examining the current geological epoch, dubbed the Anthropocene.
Gabbee completed a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), First Class Honours at RMIT University in 2016. In 2017 she was a finalist in the Victorian Craft Award and a recipient of the Maggie Fairweather Studio Residency at RMIT. Gabbee has exhibited extensively in Victoria and Tasmania, in both solo and group exhibitions. She has been included in several publications, including Narrative Jewellery: Tales from the Toolbox (2017, ed. Mark Fenn) and Back to Back (2016, ed. Dr Kirsten Haydon).
The CAT Project Space is made available to Studio Residents for new work and work in progress.