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Exhibition | Oceans of the Unknown


An exhibition featuring drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography of the marine environment.

Start Date

1st Aug 2016 9:00am

End Date

31st Aug 2016 5:00pm


Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies Gallery, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point

Oceans of the Unknown

This exhibition, featuring drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography is the result of a collaboration between IMAS marine spatial analyst, Dr Vanessa Lucieer and two visual artists from the Tasmanian College of the Arts; Dr Jan Hogan, Printmaking Coordinator and Annalise Rees, PhD candidate.

Science and the visual arts both utilise the image as a means of visualising information explaining our complex relationship to the world. The image becomes an abstraction of data, re-presenting and translating ideas linking the material and immaterial, seen and unseen.

The works explore ways of communicating ideas about the unknown and unseen environment of the ocean, creating a dialogue between disciplines where image making is of central concern to communicating effectively.

Floor Talk at 2.30-3.30pm, Friday, 19 August.
How do you create an image of something that you cannot see? This exhibition is a collaboration between a marine spatial analyst and two visual artists who each use the image as a primary means of translating the marine environment.

Read more about Oceans of the Unknown in the IMAS news

Annalise Rees
Annalise Rees
Artist Concept Outline (PDF 1.73MB)
Vanessa Lucieer
Vanessa Lucieer
Artist Concept Outline (PDF 1.65MB)
Jan Hogan
Jan Hogan
Artist Concept Outline (PDF 1.77MB)

Image Credit: Annalise Rees, Ocean Immense II