Curated by Jan Peacock
Images of Tasmania 18 features artists with links to the Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCotA) and its various art school incarnations over decades. This year it has representation in 10 decades since 101 year old Max Angus was mentored there as a teenager in the late 1920s and trained in the 30s and 40s. Other participants represent the 50s till now. The exhibition aims to create a high standard with bodies of work by serious art practitioners staging a series of mini exhibitions representing a wide range of approaches across many disciplines – painting, drawing, glass, ceramics, printmaking, photography, digital imagery, sculpture, furniture, artists’ books, etc.
A major aim is to promote visual literacy in the wider viewing community and to rely solely on social capital where artists’ expertise covers all procedural requirements. The exhibition is entirely self-funded – without recourse to external sponsorship or advertising.
Images of Tasmania flourishes today because it is annually refreshed and infused with ‘new blood’ drawn mainly from the gene pool of Art School graduates. The expertise, experience and participation of preceding generations of Tasmanian art graduates and associates provide continuity and stability for the enterprise. Exhibitors are invited to show new work on the basis of the demonstrated quality of their work, professional training, commitment to practice and contribution to the diversity of the exhibition. Artists participate in the communal process of hanging and administering the exhibition.
Friday 18 December 2015 – Wednesday 6 January 2016
10:00am – 6:00pm daily
CLOSED Christmas Day and closing at 3:00pm on last day of exhibition
Image Credits: Images of Tasmania