Katherine Butcher


‘I promise, I forgive’, digital image from Kayfabe, Far Future (2024) by Katherine Butcher developed within NSWSpatial Digital Twin, site-specific LiDAR at the Eramboo site..

‘Kayfabe the bastard’ is the public outcome of my Eramboo Artist Environment and Northern Beaches Council 2024 artist-in-residence award. This exhibition will showcase my new site-specific work.

All are invited to a panel discussion and opening reception with music celebrating the culmination of this experimental residency.
The Panel Discussion will be held before the Opening Reception.

See details below:

Kayfabe the bastard

Solo exhibition at Eramboo Artist Environment

Program: Saturday 6 July, 2024

1 - 1.45 pm 
Panel event ‘Our Far Future 2060 - 2079

Bookings required via Humanitix

Followed by

2 - 4 pm
Opening Reception

Event highlights:

Panel Discussion: 'Our Far Future 2060 - 2079'

  • Date: Saturday, 6 July
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (45 mins)
  • Location: Eramboo Gallery, Eramboo Artist Environment (Access to Eramboo)
  • Bookings Required: via Humanitix

Join us for a curated Panel Discussion with Elaway Dalby-Ball (Ecologist and Eramboo Board member), Miranda Korzy (Journalist, Activist and Pittwater Councillor), Jayden Walsh (Ecologist) and the next generation of leaders, moderated by Greg Stonehouse, Eramboo's founding director. They will share their visions for the far future, specifically the years 2060-2079, as they reflect on data from tools such as Adapt NSW. Kayfabe, a term borrowed from the world of wrestling, is the ‘willing suspension of disbelief in the moment’. This conversation will grapple with our relationship with the far future through this lens.

The Panel is crucial to Katherine's reflections on climate change and a live score for the exhibition, providing insights into Katherine's artistic material practice.

Following the Panel Discussion, join us from 2 PM - 4 PM for the Opening Reception featuring live music and free coffee cart.

Opening Reception

  • Date: Saturday, 6 July
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (2 hours)
  • Location: Eramboo Gallery, Eramboo Artist Environment (Access to Eramboo)
  • Details: Live music and free coffee cart
  • No booking required

To arrange an appointment outside of the opening event, please us the contact form.

Artist Notes on the Exhibition:

“Kayfabe the Bastard merges spatial scan technology, artificial generative tools, and traditional material practices to explore the distant future, climate change forecasts, relationships, and the frozen world of ‘speech acts’ or ‘words that do.’ Central to the work are the phrases “I promise” and “I forgive,” reflecting the uncertainty and ethical dilemmas of a projected future where promises may be knowingly broken. My inertia and fear of failing to “break character” and act on my promises make it necessary to seek forgiveness from future generations.”

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Generous support by
Northern Beaches Council @beachescouncil 
Eramboo Artist Environment @erambooart