Platform Gallery joins Katoomba Street art precinct

After a year located in Civic Place, Platform Gallery is moving to the heart of the Katoomba Street art precinct, and will celebrate its re-opening on July 27 with the launch of a new solo show by Blackheath artist Rebecca Waterstone.

“We are delighted to be joining the cluster of galleries at the bottom of Katoomba Street, which is becoming a real drawcard for locals and tourists alike,” said Platform Gallery curator Kelly Heylen.

“The gallery precinct is making such a valuable contribution to the culture and economy of the Blue Mountains, and so it is fitting that we launch our new gallery with an exhibition by one of the Blue Mountains’ premiere contemporary visual artists, Rebecca Waterstone.”

Waterstone’s exhibition, The Lost And Found, makes use of found objects including wood, paper, metal, beeswax and book covers, to explore themes of resurrection, veiled beauty and preservation.

“With this exhibition I am giving these found forms new life,” said Waterstone. “The objects, now devoid of practical use, find new value through being composed into works that highlight the materials’ inherent aesthetic qualities.

Waterstone was a recipient of the 2017 Platform Gallery artist residency, which offered a month’s studio space at The Kiosk, in conjunction with Toolo and Modern Art Projects.

After her exhibition at Platform, Waterstone will head to France for a prestigious one-month artist residency at Chateau d’Orquevaux, where she will create new works informed by new geographical and cultural contexts.  

The re-launch of Platform Gallery and the opening of The Lost and Found will take place at 5.30pm on Friday, July 27, at Platform’s new location at 194 Katoomba Street.