The National 4: Katie West Artist Profile

Katie West draws attention to the ways in which stories, places, histories and futures can be woven together. The women plucked the star pickets from the ground and turned them into wana (digging sticks) is an assemblage of sound and materials found on Country. Her work considers the similarity of form and physical implementation between wana (digging stick) and the steel star picket fencing post used in industrial agriculture.


The National 4: Australian Art Now
30 March – 25 June 2023

The National is presented by Carriageworks, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Supported by Strategic Sponsor Destination NSW, Government Partners NSW Government, Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Government Visual Arts and Craft Strategy NSW, Campbelltown Council, and Major Partner Bloomberg.