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Round and Round

Black and white silent digital film. Photography: Simon Warner. Film courtesy the artist, Workplace Gallery and Galerie M+R Fricke. Originally photographed at Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley as part of MPA’s Contemporary Heritage programme.
Catherine Bertola

Catherine Bertola creates installations, objects and drawings that respond to particular sites, collections and historic contexts. Underpinning the work is a desire to look beyond the surface of objects and buildings, to uncover forgotten and invisible histories of places and people, as a way of reframing and considering the past. Exhibitions have included; Sad Bones, Workplace Gallery Gateshead UK; To be forever known, Brontë Parsonage Museum Haworth, UK; Acts of Making, Crafts Council UK touring show; Silences, Nässjö Konsthall, Nässjö, Sweden and Temple Gallery Philadelphia, USA; Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design, Museum of Arts and Design New York, USA; From Trash to Treasure, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany, and Shake before Using, Artium Vitoria Gastiez, Spain. Bertola has worked on commissions for National Museum Wales Cardiff, UK, V&A London, UK, The Government Art Collection, National Trust and Crafts Council UK. She has work in several public and private collections and is represented by Workplace Gallery, Gateshead and M+R Fricke, Berlin.