Kaitlin’s practice is a series of investigations into human encounters with extreme and unfamiliar landscapes.
The work currently on display in the foyer gallery has been created in response to direct personal experience of the scale and physicality of geological wonders, and a range of emotive secondary sources. Research of the British Antarctic Survey’s archive of historical accounts of explorers who journeyed through the Antarctica Peninsula, through to Mount Everest, the highest point on earth, have proved a powerful stimulus for this series of works.
TERRAIN draws together modes of landscape mapping, recording, and ordering. Seeking to explore the translation of human experience of place, across time and media. Highlighting our enduring fascination with the formation of our planet, and a desire to explore our changing relationship to it.
Kaitlin Ferguson graduated from Norwich University of the Arts in 2011 with a 1st Class Honours in Fine Art. Since then she has worked with many nationally recognised institutions such as the Sainsbury Centre Visual Arts, Kettle’s Yard and the Fitzwilliam Museum. She is also a regular tutor at the Broadway Gallery, leading Family Arts Studio sessions and workshops with local schools.
Image: Everest, 2016 (c) Kaitlin Ferguson