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from the Reserve

An exhibition of intimate details
from the Reserve.
Presented in jewellery, photography
and works on paper.

Olivia Hickey has spent the last three years exploring, roaming, romping and wandering through the Reserve, recently known as Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair and Walls of Jerusalem National park.  Whilst travelling on foot and often sleeping in a tent she has collected impressions and investigated new ways of responding to and working in place. This exhibition of Jewellery, photography and monoprint is her response to the diversity of place and echoes the stories written in the rocks and the ancient plants.

The Reserve is a vulnerable landscape; due to both human recreational use and the far reaching and devastating impact that fire will have due to a changing climate. Olivia captures the intimate details of land as it is now and in doing so creates permanent records of impermanent places. She creates talismans that connect people to the ephemeral elements of place and when placed on the landscape of the body they are in turn a tangible reminder of the place from which they originally came.

Friday 9 – Sunday 18 October 2020
10:00am – 4:00pm daily

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Image Credits:
Top: cushion plant impression ring, sterling silver, Tasmanian sapphire.
Photograph of Cushion plant community.
Bottom: Impression from burnt Pencil Pine, oxidised sterling silver.
All photographs by Artist.

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