Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Tasmania: pretty as a picture

The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery has unveiled a new winter/spring program that showcases Tasmanian artists.

Running until November, the program encourages audiences to think about their place in the natural world.
“It's important to reflect upon the natural beauty that we're so lucky to be surrounded by here in Tasmania,” said RACT Destinations Chief Operating Officer Andrew Paynter. 
“It's remarkable to see how each artist represents the state through their work.
“Looking at Tasmania from fresh perspectives can inspire us to escape the everyday and get out there and enjoy nature."
The winter/spring program will feature the following artists:
Critical Points by Paul Murphy
Until October 7 
With a strong interest in environmental change, specifically the relationship between man-made and natural materials, Murphy's Critical Points is a response to understanding site.
Making reference to the rock formations of Cataract Gorge, Murphy's clay sculptures explore the connection between the formations' natural creation and their current cultural significance to Tasmanians.
Otherworldliness by Pamela Horsley
Until September 29
Inspired by her home on the Great Western Tiers, Horsley is in constant awe of the Tasmanian wilderness.
As she bushwalks, she takes in the natural sights, sounds and smells, and reflects upon those who have walked before her.
These experiences have made their way into Otherworldliness, a collection of Monotype prints that explore the dynamic relationship between the land and the people that inhabit it.
Everything and Nothing by Adam Gibson
Until October 13
A photographic meditation on winter at Cradle Mountain, Everything and Nothing encapsulates Gibson's search for places that have a magical sense of emptiness. 
Shot this season, Gibson's images focus on landscapes that have been overlooked and abstract moments that embody the characteristics of Tasmania's darker months.
Enchanted Places by Gaynor Peaty and Julie Irvin
Until November 11
Enchanted Places is a joint exhibition by Peaty and Irvin that captures their response to Tasmania's landscape.
Through the art of printmaking, Enchanted Places reflects their personal journeys and travels, as well as the rhythms and patterns of nature that inspire them both.
Perspective by David Murphy
Until November 12
Inspired by the diversity of Tasmania's wild, rugged coastlines and ancient rain forests, Murphy uses photography to share these beautiful parts of the world with his audience.
Through his work, Murphy shows why Tasmania really is a photographer's dream destination.
For more information on the winter/spring exhibition visit wildernessgallery.com.au

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