Catherine Bertola

Catherine Bertola - Vane

Catherine Bertola, Home from home (net curtain), 2002, print on vinyl

Home from home

Prints of net curtains installed in the windows of three of Newcastle's favourite pubs. The ‘curtain’ designs echo the format of the distinctive etched glass patterns that are a familiar feature in traditional pubs. Net curtains are associated with suburbia and the home, not just used for decoration but also as a barrier between public and private – allowing the occupants to look out but preventing passers-by from looking in. Uniting the realms of the domestic and social, Home from home brings a touch of intimacy to the hedonistic heart of the city.