Kath Fries, Skid-marks, 2009, charcoal and floorboards, gold embroidery thread, canvas, glass, feathers and rose thorns.

Skid-marks was exhibited in the group show Queen and Country. This installation traced a sense of continuing frictions of British colonisation. Charcoal was rubbed into lacerated canvases and topography of the floor. Gold embroidery thread knotted and trailed around the installation. A blacked pane of glass lent against the wall, trapping and semi-obscuring a circle of thorny rose branches. A shredded piece of truck tire completed the arc. 

Queen and Country, 2 - 14 July 2009. Tanya Ljubic, Megan Yeo, Jessica Geron, Lexi Harper, Kate Churchyard, Kath Fries and Ally McKeller. Gaffa Gallery, 1/7 Randle St, Surry Hills NSW 2010