Event details


Date and time

  • Sat, 25 Sept 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM

Event type

  • Talk


  • Community


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Matter: Artist Talk - Eveline Kotai

Saturday 25 September, 2pm-3pm

Join exhibiting artist Eveline Kotai in the exhibition Matter, as she discusses her work – including processes, ideas and choice of media.

Eveline Kotai was born in 1950 and lives Fremantle, Western Australia. During the course of her 40-year art practice, Kotai has used a variety of media, and over the past 21 years she has concentrated on the theme of material dissolution and regeneration.

Kotai is concerned with the symbolic and material interpretation of the nature of change. She has a unique technique of cutting up and reworking paintings into new compositions that echo a world in constant transition.

With complex harmonies of tone, colour and surface, her works are reminiscent of life’s underlying cycles. Kotai has an ongoing inquiry into the correlations between art, life and nature.

Eveline Kotai is a member of Art Collective WA and her work is represented in many national collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Parliament House and Wesfarmers as well as in the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA.

Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.


17 July - 27 November 2021

Featuring works of grit, weight and significance, this exhibition focuses upon materials and materiality. What is it made from? Why does it matter?

Matter brings together paintings by Lisa Wolfgramm, Carol Rudyard, Susan Norrie, Amanda Davies and Julie Dowling; ceramics by Joan Campbell, the Hermannsburg Potters Group and Toni Warburton; textiles by Eveline Kotai and Rhonda and Susannah Hamlyn; installation works by Michele Nikou and Sarah Goffman and more. Curated by Lee Kinsella. For more information visit the exhibition website.

Image: Eveline Kotai, Natural selection – circle (detail), 1996, oil on board, 29 x 39cm, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia.