Acme Studios — Kathy Temin

Supporting Artists since 1972

Kathy Temin

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Kathy Temin is an Australian artist who works with synthetic fur and other soft textiles to create sculptural objects and installations. Her work is influenced by nostalgia – referencing memories of minimalism, 1970s interior design, and suburbia. Kathy’s sculptures work to deliberately undercut any idealism associated with the art object and posit something more anxious and awkward, courting emotion rather than detached criticism.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Memorial Gardens, Anna Schwarz Gallery, Melbourne (2012); Kathy Temin, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2009); My Monument: Black Cube, Anna Schwarz Gallery, Melbourne (2009); My Monument: Black Garden, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2011). Kathy is Head of Fine Art at Monash University in Melbourne. Her work is held in the public collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Brisbane; Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Monash University Gallery Collection, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; and the University of Wollongong, Wollongong.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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