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Fabric of Home (2021)

08 Sep 2021, Posted by kate_mercer in

Archival Giclée prints (2021) Patchworks 60 x 80cm Rosettes 23 x 23cm   On display in the Café at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran from 11th September - 6th November 2021.   Home - a space used as a residence for an individual, group or family to belong. But what exactly makes...

Works on Paper (2018 – Ongoing)

09 May 2021, Posted by kate_mercer in

Kate Mercer - Without Borders (Blowing In The Wind) 2021 https://1ssue-project.tumblr.com/ Mixed media - Watercolours, Graphite, Foil, Polyester Cotton & Paper Collage on Card (42 cm x 29.7 cm) Kate Mercer - We Can Be Together Apart / Gallwn Fod Gyda'n Gillydd Ar Wahân (2020) https://katemercer.co.uk/portfolio_page/together-apart-2020/ See also: Lost Connections...

Call Me By My Familiar Name (2021)

24 Apr 2021, Posted by kate_mercer in

Giclée print in Aluminum float frames (2021) Variable Dimensions   Inspired by Anna Atkins’ interest in scientific documentation of flora from the British Isles and the memorial poem ‘Death is nothing at all’ by Henry Scott-Holland, Kate wanted to use the ephemerality of cut flowers to create still-life vanitas...

We Can Be Together Apart / Gallwn Fod Gyda’n Gillydd Ar Wahân (2020)

30 Nov 2020, Posted by kate_mercer in

Printed postcards (2020) 10.5cm x 14.8cm   Kate Mercer invites you to join her in spreading a little love and hope through people's letterboxes this lock down. Postage paid - all you need to do is write a message to someone you can’t see in person pop it in...

Make Do & Mend (2020 – Ongoing)

17 Sep 2020, Posted by kate_mercer in

Patchwork quilts - Cotton, Poly-cotton thread, Polyester Wadding (2020 - Ongoing) 75cm x 110cm each - Series of 21 quilts Started in March 2020, Make Do and Mend is a series of patchwork quilts which explore ideas of wrapping, warming and protection; they imbue renewal and repair, passing...

Glean – A collaboration with Dai Howell (2018)

02 Jul 2018, Posted by kate_mercer in

GLEAN (2018) SD Video with sound (variable size) Duration : 5 minutes Value and perception are core ideas in this duo’s work, particularly in relation to how they manifest in spaces and between people. Through combining their individual artistic strengths, Kate Mercer and Dai Howell form a critical...

Raise your flag (2017 – 2018)

09 Apr 2018, Posted by kate_mercer in

Raise your flag (2017 - 2018) Photographic Instant Film Interested in the performance of politics, these hand painted boards puts focus on the individual. Exploring self-identification through demonstrative action, this series invites the viewer to connect with the statement of one person rather then an anonymised declaration...

New Landscapes – Red Route (2017)

10 Jul 2017, Posted by kate_mercer in

Red Route 2017: New Landscape Commissioned for #redroute2017 by Made in Roath Photomontage (Untitled i, ii, iii - Black and white giclee print, 210mm x 279mm)...

The Meeting Place (2011)

06 Jun 2016, Posted by kate_mercer in

The Meeting Place (part of Love in Absence) A video piece made to appear as a moving still photograph. The Meeting Place presents itself as surveillance to the actual moment the lost presence of a father might return and reunite with his daughter, waiting to see if...

A Sense of Regret (2011)

06 Jun 2016, Posted by kate_mercer in

A Sense of Regret (Part of Love in Absence) Adopting the character of Fishface (a.k.a. Visage du Poisson - a pet name given to me as a child) black and white Polaroid film explore the fantasy reunion of father and daughter with their social archive at a...

Archive / Be Home Soon (2011)

06 Jun 2016, Posted by kate_mercer in

Archive (Be Home Soon) (Part of 'Love in Absence') Within personal archives of images, if constructed and maintained by one individual, it is expected that that person specifically becomes visually absent from the collection. In my family, it was working abroad with work on a regular basis,...

Return to Sender (2011)

06 Jun 2016, Posted by kate_mercer in

Return to Sender (Part of Love in Absence) Using the starting point of a scrapbook of postcards received from abroad, 'Return to Sender' is a collection of handmade postcards that have traveled around the world following in the footsteps (or air-miles) of their sender, the artist's Dad. Reproduced...

The Night-time Economy – A Collaboration with S.J. Fowler (2016)

22 Dec 2015, Posted by kate_mercer in

From two completely different sides of the UK, internationally recognised poet S.J. Fowler and myself identified with each other through our experiences of working in the night-time economy. With Steven previously door staff in Newcastle, and myself a bar manager in Newport, in these two...

Love in Absence (2011)

01 Aug 2013, Posted by kate_mercer in

Love In Absence (2011) Installation – Video / Postcards / Giclee Print / Framed Polaroids This body of work explores the absence of family figures that conventionally feature in personal archives of photography. Whilst the context of this work originates from personal family photographic albums, it also...