CATHERINE PILGRIM Making History: Hidden World of the Leviny Women

28 February—11 April 2015

Catherine Pilgrim.
Making History: Hidden World of the Leviny Women

New prints and drawings inspired by the seven Leviny women of Buda Historic Home and Garden.

In this enthralling and extraordinary exhibition, local artist Catherine Pilgrim examines the essence and activities of the mysterious Leviny women of Buda Historic Home and Garden. Buda holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Castlemaine, and countless stories encircling the Leviny family's lives continue to swirl around the town decades after the death (1981) of the last surviving sister, Hilda Leviny.

Pilgrim's detailed drawings and stone lithographs are the culmination of an informal residency at Buda where the artist spent time in the home and its sprawling garden, tracing both the palpable and latent vestiges of the family. In her detailed representational style, Pilgrim interprets the lives of the Leviny women through metaphors that emphasise notions of melancholia, curiosity, presence and absence.

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Buda Historic Home and Garden
Mount Alexander Shire Council
Public Galleries Association of Victoria
Bress Wines

Womindjika Woorineen willam bit
Willam Dja Dja Wurrung Balug
Wokuk mung gole-bo-turoi
talkoop mooroopook

Welcome to our homeland,
home of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
we offer you people good spirit.
Uncle Rick Nelson

The Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung are the Custodians of the land and waters on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We extend these same sentiments to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations peoples.

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