Why on earth is there a crocodile at the Canteen?
The Crocodile is at the Canteen as part of Hamilton House residents exhibition & also the open studios weekend this weekend. Katcha’s studio is in Hamilton house. It’s a little humorous commentary about our wasteful consumerist society.
Why a crocodile? Katcha transforms discarded material into beautiful and useful products, and has found her niche in inner tubes and tyres. Although her main work is in fashion accessories, she couldn’t resist making life-size crocodiles from car tyres due to the tread – it’s perfect crocodile skin.
There’s a whole family of them that go to festivals every summer and are much loved by children and adults – kids use them as climbing frames and even launch themselves off their jaws!
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