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Images of refugees bombard us – on the television news; through our online news sites; while flicking through a newspaper.

But how much do we look and what is it we see?

Emerging artist Tania Price sources her paintings from media photographs intended to report on the global refugee crisis and related issues, asking the viewer to consider what happens when these ubiquitous images are translated through paint and through the hand of the artist.

As part of a PhD project at the School of Creative Arts, UTAS, Tania is investigating what painting can bring to our understanding of major social and political issues that most of us experience only indirectly, primarily through the media.

Basing her work on images selected from largely fleeting digital media over an extended period of time, as events and issues relating to migration change in nature and perception, Tania examines how the conventional medium of paint might still have a role in our apprehension of what happens in the world.


EXHIBITION DATES: 
Monday 2 – Tuesday 31 July 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays

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OFFICIAL OPENING: 
Monday 2 July 2018 @ 5:30pm
Exhibition to be opened by Dr Mary Scott

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Image Credits:
Tania Price. Take My Hand (details) (2017-18). Oil on canvas, triptych.

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