In late 2020, Katherine Boland was selected as one of 10 artists - 6 from Australia and 4 from the United States, to participate in OUTPUT: ART AFTER FIRE  - a pilot project supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through their Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program. This project supports fire-affected communities in southeast NSW and in the American west by assisting visual artists and creative writers, whose practice has been affected by the recent fires and who would benefit from mentoring in field-based creative practice, to make new artwork about their experiences. The creative work developed during the project (either completed or in-progress) will be documented and provided as photographs and/or digital work/files for inclusion in a catalogue/publication. 

In this work-in-progress, Katherine explores themes of destruction, ephemerality and change, inside/outside, transparency and pattern, colonial overlay and land/nature and culture dichotomies.



The Firefighter


Crime Scene