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Cat Auburn films screen in Nelson and the UK

26 January 2017

Cat Auburn has a new moving image work Preparing the Ground made while she was Tyneside Cinema Graduate Artist in Residence 2016 showing in Newcastle upon Tyne until 12 March. Another work Ask the Fellows who Cut the Hay, made with another expat New Zealand artist Estella Castle and curator Sarah McClintock opens at the Suter Gallery in Nelson later in February.

Cat completed a Master of Fine Art at Northumbria University in the UK in 2015. She then won the graduate residency and Preparing the Ground was developed during the residency in partnership with Tyneside Cinema and the University. In this film, Cat explores the idea of 'preparing the ground͛' in three locations: the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow and the North East's Dunstanburgh Castle.

Ask the Fellows who Cut the Hay is a tribute to one of British painter John Constable's most famous paintings. You can hear Cat talk about this work on Radio New Zealand.

Image: Ask the Fellows who Cut the Hay video still