Catherine Bagnall

Catherine Bagnall grew up on the bushy eastern shore of the inner Wellington harbour, where her interest in mythological worlds and enchanted natural spaces began. Inspired by Rosi Braidotti’s theories of the post-human and especially the idea of ‘a new love of the world’, Catherine’s work depicts the twenty-first-century life of non-human creatures and forest-dwelling girls in the wild, green places of the natural living world. She says: ‘I think trees are so utterly important I worship them.’ A recognised experimental watercolourist, maker of objects and performance artist, she also lectures in fashion, art and design.