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Specimen Creatura: Katherine Reekie.

Specimen Creatura: Katherine Reekie.

Reekie Collection on display

The Reekie Collection of paintings is back home in St Leonards after an 18-month tour. Part of Coastal Currents, it will be on display until early November. Nick Terdre reports.

In this collection of intriguing paintings, Katherine Reekie explores our fascination with Nature’s curiosities – unfamiliar organic forms have been preserved for us to gaze upon. Inspired by genuine Victorian specimens, the works have an air of authenticity and importance.However, on closer inspection,the creatures are imagined – just like the form and depth are in the picture itself, she says.

Apparatus Timor: Katherine Reekie.

Apparatus Timor: Katherine Reekie.

The collection has been on tour for the past 18 months as part of Is This Planet Earth?, an exhibition featuring curious life-forms and strange landscapes created by nine artists. It was on show at Ty Pawb, Wrexham, Aberystwyth Art Centre, both in Wales, and finally at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.

The Reekie Collection is now on show, as part of the  Coastal Currents arts festival, at milliner Caroline Morris’s  new shop and art space in Kings Road, St Leonards, alongside a collection of Morris’s own surrealist inspired millinery.
The Reekie Collection To 2 November, Thursdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm, and Sundays in September, 11am-4pm.  Caroline Morris Millinery, 59 Kings Rd, St. Leonards-On-Sea TN37 6DY. Private view Saturday 21 September 3.30-6pm.


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Posted 17:15 Friday, Sep 20, 2019 In: Visual Arts

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