Sophie Cape has returned from her trek to Mt Everest base camp with some stunning photos and breathtaking stories. The deadliest avalanche in Mt Everest’s history struck just a week after Cape’s trek, killing 16 sherpa guides. Their lives will be remembered with their signatures collected on a work that Cape produced during the trip. Cape dragged the canvas on the ground behind her on her trek to base camp, collecting signatures on the way. Cape often exposes her works to the elements, such as heat, rain and frost, however this work would have to be considered her most extreme and profound.
Describing the trek as one of the hardest things she has ever accomplished, Cape is now reflecting on her time with an artists’ residency in Hill End. During the Hill End residency, Cape will produce works for her upcoming exhibition at Olsen Irwin, Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture 2 – 19 July 2014.
Opening Saturday 5 July, 2 – 4pm
Exhibition 2 – 19 July 2014
Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture
40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025