The Skin of Hope
In The Skin of Hope, Kate Just presents an evocative and personal series of knitted sculptural works and photographs produced during an Australia Council Residency in Barcelona. While in Spain with her partner and child, Just reclaimed her formative use of hand knitting and photographic media, to weave an account of the ways she and her non-biological daughter Hope imprint and bond with each other at skin level. Through the exhibition, Just frames skin as both a receptive and transmissive space, bearing witness to our most intimate moments. Elements of The Skin Of Hope were later exhibited in Louise Bourgeois and Australian Artists at Heide Museum of Modern Art in 2013.
Read the catalogue essay by Dr. Melissa Miles.