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Art Forum Donald Lawrence


Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

8 Apr 2011 12:30 pm

End Date

8 Apr 2011 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

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Lectures are open to the public, admission is free -

Donald Lawrence

Lawrence combines his interest in foldable kayaks with such optical apparatuses as camera obscuras. His 1960s "Klepper" kayak is transformed into a floating camera obscura then paddled on the Tamar River & navigated by way of the inverted optical image.

Through a mixture of gallery & landscape-based projects his artistic practice explores the meeting place of urban & wilderness culture, often drawing upon his particular interest in sea kayaking. He has travelled with his folding kayak to such places as Alaska's Kodiak Island, Maine, & the Outer Hebrides off Scotland's west coast.

Lawrence has received numerous research & other grants including as the principal researcher of a Research/Creation project, through the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council. Donald Lawrence has a BFA from the University of Victoria (1986) & an MFA from York University (1988). He currently Chairs the Visual & Performing Arts Department at Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia, Canada.