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Beekeeper by Sadie Catt at Serchia

  • Serchia 24 Elmgrove Road Bristol, England, BS6 6AJ United Kingdom (map)
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Exhibition Statement

Bees can be violent and unpredictable. A Keeper must live with the understanding that they could get stung, but for them, it is worth it in order to harvest sweet honey. Beekeeper is an authentic depiction of staggered recovery. The work explores an ongoing reestablishment of the artist’s relationship with men; not as individuals but as an ambiguous concept. It considers the confused correlation between this and an understanding of her own feelings of vulnerability as a woman. This work was made in an attempt to reflect upon fear, threat and trust in a manner which is safe and accessible. For the artist, this work consolidated the continuation of life, new experience and growth.

Artist Biography

Sadie Catt is a British photographer and educator currently based in Bristol, England. She has worked with commissioning clients such as The Financial Times, Notion, and Port Magazine. 

Her personal work has been published by The British Journal of Photography, Boooooom, C41 and Splash & Grab Magazine. Most recently Sadie exhibited as part of The National Portrait Gallery's Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, She has also exhibited at Side Gallery, The Royal Photographic Society, Photo North and Noorderlicht International Photography Festival. 

In addition to her photographic practice, Sadie curated Miniclick, a series of photographic talks hosted by The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol. Sadie is currently an Associate Lecturer in Photography at Bath Spa University. 

For a Great Cause: The Greenhouse

For every exhibition, we endeavour to raise funding and awareness for an artist-selected charity. Sadie Catt has selected The Greenhouse an organisation which ‘provides free counselling for people affected by sexual abuse in Bristol & Taunton. A safe space to talk and truly make a difference.’ When visiting the gallery in person, via our website, and our social media there is an option to offer a donation for those that can and would like to help us help others.

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