Twilit melodrama

Kath Fries, Confine v, 2011, hessian rope and shadows, The Lock-Up Cell E
"...In the old prison cells surrounding the main gallery, artist in residence Kath Fries uses nets, cords, rope and reflections to further enhance the atmosphere of sombre oppressiveness. 
Rarely have the prison ambiences of the complex been so dramatically realised. It is a strange experience to go from the clean spaces of the main exhibition into a twilit melodrama..."
(Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, Saturday 7 May 2011, page 18)