This exhibition is a combination of work
by Donna Bergshoeff and Richard Jupe.
1. Relating to a transitional or initial stage of process.
2. Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
The two works dance with the Tasmanian landscape, but take radically different trajectories, to explore similar themes. The third space created by this juxtaposition is chaotic and disruptive, in itself inviting the viewer to engage in a dialogue concerning their own control.
30% of all sales to be donated to the Bob Brown Foundation to support their work in protecting the takayna / Tarkine.
Donna Bergshoeff’s body of work comes from grief. It explores the concept of chaos and order and how the two elements co-exist in an unpredictable world. Our natural desire to organise and create harmony in the world around us is tempered by natures ability to dominate and destroy. We enjoy rhythms of calm collection in our everyday lives by creating order and simplifying our lives to the point of mechanisation. Within a life-changing moment, we are cast into anarchy. Our sense of order and security is forever changed. We exist in security, then in grief and finally, emerge into a new reality cognizant of the frailty that exists within these liminal spaces and how delicately we balance within them.
Richard Jupe’s body of work is an investigation into ways of seeing. In the Tasmanian landscape, where life emerges after the sun sets, these heavily controlled landscapes invite the viewer to focus on the order within the chaos. The process of creating these narrative scenes is emblematic of our struggle in relating to the natural environment, the balance of power, order and control.
Thursday 2 – Sunday 12 December 2021
Wednesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday & Tuesday CLOSED