The work of Kathy Prendergast (b. 1958) is concerned with ideas about territory, journeying and change.
In Range, a work commissioned by the Centre, she develops her distinctive tent-like imagery on a larger scale than before. The tent occupies an area that one or two people might inhabit but which is temporary and subject to change. The marks painted and drawn on the canvas surface recall a map, a terrain to be travelled through. A tent can be carried away and pitched in a new place; a map measures a journey or records a landscape as it used to be for it can never keep pace with the inexorable changes brought about nature and man.
As a result, both become repositories of the past, of an ever-present history in which the future is rooted.