Two Views is an exhibition featuring woodcuts, paintings, lino cuts, collages and drawings.
Wednesday 28 April – Monday 10 May 2021
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
+ extended opening hours on Fridays : 10:00am – 8:00pm
Ange Cooper is a BFA graduate from the art school of Tasmania (UTAS) where she majored in printmaking and painting.
Since completing her degree in 2010, Ange has been working as a practising artist in her home-based studio.
Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Ange grew up in the suburbs where she was surrounded by bushland and sea. Her passion for the natural environment hasn’t faltered and for many years her connection with the Tasmanian landscape has been her main conceptual concern in her art practice.
Ange is a frequent visitor to many locations around Tasmania. Free from urban confinement she loves to bushwalk, sketch and photograph her surroundings. Returning to her city-based studio, Ange works with the information she has gathered. She works not only with the visual detail of a location but also the mood and atmosphere of a place.
In the North West of Tasmania sits a small coastal town called Crayfish Creek. Fortunately she had the opportunity to live there for a few months. Free from urban confinement she roamed the beach each day with her canine companion and absorbed what it had to offer.
Sparsely populated, there was room to think and time to engage with her neighbouring environment; she was able to enjoy the quietness and solitude.
Ange creates woodcuts and paintings and endeavours to capture the uniqueness of the North West Coast that was the inspiration for this body of work.
Kaye Green was born in Ulverstone, Tasmania in 1953 and in 1972 spent a transformative year in Osaka, Japan as a Rotary exchange student. She completed her BA in Hobart in 1976 and her MA at the University of New Mexico, graduating in 1981.
Kaye has worked and exhibited in Japan, the USA, Belgium, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Finland and most Australian states.
Kaye’s work is represented in many national and international collections including the Australian National Gallery and The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
After fourteen years of university lecturing Kaye returned to Tasmania to work full time in her studio.
Lithography is Kaye’s preferred medium but she also creates collages, drawings, lino prints and even the occasional painting!
The consistent themes in her work are elements from nature. “I simply express how I see the world around me. I have personal encounters with elements in the landscape and the sky and I use this information to create my images.”
“Kaye Green’s imagery retains that slightly meditative mystical quality. Her art explores the elements of nature which she encounters in the physical world and the internalised landscapes of the mind.”
– Sasha Grishin ANU.
Key Image: Ange Cooper. Painting (2021) / Kaye Green. Lithograph (2021)
Ange Cooper. Three Shacks. Crayfish Creek. Oil on canvas. 67cm x 86cm.
Kaye Green. Shapes of trees (2021). Lithograph. 45cm x 67cm.