No Such Thing as Summer – Charlotte Watson

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12th Oct 2021 - 1st Nov 2021

No Such Thing as Summer – Charlotte Watson

Download the full catalogue including an essay by Charlotte Watson and our City Art Reader interview here.

Charlotte Watson is a visual artist and writer whose work expands across drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Her work looks at the stories that inhabit the land, and how place inhabits us. She graduated from the University of Canterbury (Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 2011, and is currently based in Narrm, Melbourne.

Through expressive layered monoprints Charlotte Watson explores walking at night along the Merri Creek in Melbourne, a mystical space of vulnerability and reflection for the artist over ongoing lockdowns. Watson finds liberation in the conducive flows and rhythms of walking, thinking and making. In translating her experiences to paper she beautifully captures her emotive travels and the atmosphere of place with depictions of shadowy silhouettes of the tree canopy and fluttering native fruit bats.


Excerpt from Confluence (2021)
Directed by Eva Otsing @evaotsing
Music by Ji Yoon Lee @jiyoonyi
Sound Design by Weronika Raźna @popupweronik
Colourist Mars Williamson @practiceinpublic

Nightwalk ICharlotte Watson
Nightwalk IICharlotte Watson
Nightwalk IIICharlotte Watson
Nightwalk IVCharlotte Watson
Nightwalk VCharlotte Watson
Merri Creek (Canopy)Charlotte Watson
Twilight (Bats)Charlotte Watson
Te Ara a Kiwa / Foveaux Strait (Yellow)Charlotte Watson
Te Ara a Kiwa / Foveaux Strait (Red)Charlotte Watson
Te Ara a Kiwa / Foveaux Strait (Blue)Charlotte Watson