Jane Elizabeth | Ten Days on the Island

Summary

Curated by Noel Frankham as part of TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND

Start Date

18th Mar 2017 10:00am

End Date

26th Mar 2017 4:00pm

Venue

Oak Lodge, 18 Bridge Street, Richmond

RSVP / Contact Information

tendays.org.au/event/jane-elizabeth


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Curated by Noel Frankham as part of TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND

In 1833, Miss Jane Elizabeth Wylde found herself at the centre of a socio-political scandal that outraged much of the British Empire. Ten years later she had moved to Oak Lodge in Richmond, Tasmania as Mrs James Richard Booth, and disappeared from historical records.

The exhibition, Jane Elizabeth, gives voice to a woman silenced. It animates a high society life of extensive travel and engagement, punctuated by notoriety and scandal. Artists Penny Malone and Mary Scott reimagine events from Jane Elizabeth’s life events that would become memories, forever embedded within the walls of Oak Lodge.

A historical perspective on the things that can influence a woman’s place in the world – politics, class, mobility, alliances and gossip.

ARTISTS

Penny Malone and Mary Scott

EXHIBITION DETAILS

Oak Lodge, 18 Bridge Street, Richmond (venue details)

Saturday 18 – Sunday 26 March
Open daily, 10am – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

Continues Monday 27 – Tuesday 18 April
Open daily, 10:30am – 3:30pm

ADULT $4 | CHILD FREE

ARTISTS TALK

Sunday 19 March, 2pm, Oak Lodge

Presented by the University of Tasmania and the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania).
Supported by Coal River Valley Historical Society. 

Image: Penny Malone and Mary Scott, Jane Elizabeth (staircase), 2017, wood, paint and gloves. Courtesy of the artists and Despard Gallery.

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