As part of a residency completed with Arusha Gallery in the UK, Thick draws the dark is a new body of work by Charlotte Keates. "It's such a beautifully quiet place, that has a sort of magic at night time," Keates said of the work made during her residenct. "I found myself going on daily walks just before dusk, as day turns to night. Inspired by the shapes and shadows that the trees create, and the way snippets of windows glow from a distance as it gets darker. I chose to make works that focused on night time… spaces in darkness. I think they evoke a new sense of stillness - a pause. We no longer question where the people that occupy these homes or places are, but assume they are sleeping. A house or moment with little movement."