Katherine was drawn to Pat’s big hearty laugh, wicked sense of humour, intriguing stories and insightful conversations.
Pat has a particular interest in textiles. In her art, she draws on traditional and postmodern practices where she uses a wide range of fibre, printing and dyeing techniques, often incorporating native Australian plants from her garden. She has a fascination for the role of cloth and sewing in women's lives and Pat’s art often provides commentary on political and historical issues of social justice.
Pat is a Lake Macquarie based artist who graduated from Newcastle Art School in 1973 and continues to regularly exhibit her work in Newcastle and beyond. She has taught a variety of creative and visual Arts subjects in a wide range of settings. In 2000, Pat completed a Masters Degree with distinction from Charles Sturt University and has a Certificate of Art Therapy. Among many industry accolades, Pat is featured in Noris Ioannou’s book “Masters of their Craft” (published 1997).
Katherine Williams is an Australian based photographer with an interest in the intimate bond between people and nature, gender and the environment as well as the therapeutic effects of image-making. Her photography has received recognition in numerous industry awards and is constantly evolving.
We Are is a multi-location multimedia photographic experience highlighting creative women of Newcastle, commencing on Wednesday March 8th 2023 (International Women’s Day) and culminating in a celebration event at The Lock-Up on Friday March 24th.
We Are is a portrait project featuring 20 WH!P Collective members turning their lenses towards fellow female and non-binary creatives to highlight the many benefits that a thriving and diverse artistic community bring to our region.
WH!P (Women* of the Hunter !n Photography) was founded in 2020 to embrace and create opportunities for professional photographers from the Hunter region by leveraging the combined skills, experience and credentials of its members. Fostering a culture of support, celebration, exchange, education, advocacy, action, enjoyment, play and growth, it hopes to actively raise the profile of contemporary photographic excellence, education and experimentation in the Hunter Region. WH!P works collaboratively with those both within and beyond the local area who share our belief that the world should be shown through a lens as diverse as the real world.
*all references to women/woman is inclusive of gender diverse people
WH!P’s logos and graphics designed by Laura Kent
“Pat has a fascination for the role of cloth and sewing in women's lives and Pat’s art often provides commentary on political and historical issues of social justice.”