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Archive > Rebecca Kate, Chrysalis

Opening Event, 22 August 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition runs from 6pm, 22 August - 3pm, 4 September 2014

From a young age Rebecca has liked all things creative and kooky. As a child she spent her days writing short stories and silly plays. She also took drama classes and has always been very imaginative. She studied music from a young age, and has been painting and drawing since she can remember. Rebecca used disposable film cameras as a child, but didn’t take to photography until her first photography class in 2008.

Rebecca had her first solo art exhibition back in 2011 at ‘The owl and the pussy cat’ Which was an art installation titled ‘Show me your insides’ Competing high school Rebecca did a few art exhibitions around the Yarra Valley. In 2013 she studied photography at PIC.

This year Rebecca has faced a few health difficulties which lead to staying at home a lot – staying at home far too often Rebecca decided it was time she started exhibiting again which lead to this show.

Being vulnerable is a very important aspect of her work. As well as the art of story telling. Suffering a mental illness and a chronic illness, she makes art as a form of therapy.For a very long time Rebecca found it very difficult to express all of the feelings she had – but as soon as she found photography she found her voice. Rebecca hopes that her work will inspire people to create wonderful things with their frustration as well as have the courage to step into their true selves and speak out.

Rebecca’s main artistic influences include Frida Kahlo, Vali Myers, Gregory Crewdson and Mark Ryden. Despite health difficulties Rebecca has hopes of having many art exhibitions and one day owning her own gallery. She is inspired by nature, anatomy, music, film and everyone she meets.

‘Chrysalis' is a documentation of myself from 2011-2014. The exhibition aims to document the places I have stayed, the people I know/my relationship with the person, my mental health. This exhibition focuses on themes of identity, not only my sense of self but those close to me. This exhibition is told through photographs, paintings, and writing.