Pandora’s Box

7 March – 9 April 2020

Arts from the Margins Gallery

opening 2pm – 4pm Saturday 7th March

Pandora’s Box

Difficult feelings and painful memories can make us feel alienated and alone. The work in this exhibition by Katka Adams and her daughter, Sophie Adams touches on these feelings of isolation.

Sophie’s series of female figures, made from combinations of different clay bodies, speak of life with mental illness. The strangely-behaving hair of these figures represents the overwhelming experience of not having control and being lurched into emotional upheaval.

Katka’s work responds to her experience of PTSD, a challenging time spent contemplating her life. As feelings flowed through her she revisited the sadness that she had struggled to understand as a child. She came to name it ‘Pandora’s box’, the suitcase within that had sprung open, enabling her to acknowledge and process her past. In doing so a clear gentle light remained, and so emerged Travelling Light, with jasmine, marigolds and a white feather at the bottom of that suitcase symbolising healing, hope and regrowth.

 

 

Saturday 7 March – Thursday 9 April

Solo Exhibitions

 

2020

Pandora’s Box – Art From the Margins  Gallery, Brisbane Queensland

2019

Coming Home – Lismore Regional Gallery NSW

2018

Finding Home – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW

2016

Sanctuary – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW

2014

Parade – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW
Animalia – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW

2013

Wild Interiors – Tweed River Regional Art Gallery Murwillumbah NSW

2012

Short and Sweet – Deann Muir Gallery Rockhampton QLD
Short and Sweet – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW

2011

Wild Interiors – Redland Art Gallery Capalaba QLD
Telling Tales – Gympie Regional Gallery QLD

2010

It is not common for hens to have pillows – Grafton Regional Gallery NSW

2009

RED – Barratt Galleries Alstonville NSW

2007

Pearls of Wisdom – Tweed River Regional Art Gallery Murwillumbah NSW
Lismore Regional Art Gallery for the Latte Trail

2004

Heart of the Matter – Kolinda Gallery Alstonville NSW
KATKA Drawings – Jasper Gallery Federal NSW

2003

Katka Adams – Jasper Gallery Federal NSW