Catherine Bertola is based in Newcastle. Fine art trained, she also has a reputation within the applied arts field (for instance she has exhibited at the Crafts Council Gallery in Pattern Crazy) and works from a materials-based, process-led starting point. Although relatively young she has achieved early recognition and has worked across a variety site-specific contexts.
Catherine’s work can be unnerving as it undermines the idealisation of the everyday to reveal the dark side of the fairytale. Often working with site-found materials, several of her pieces have been completely reliant on the fabric of the space they were made for.