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TCotA Arts Forum | Mary Scott


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

16 Sep 2016 12:30 pm

End Date

16 Sep 2016 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

Mary Scott

Mary Scott’s current practice is in drawing and won the Hobart City Art Prize (Drawing) in 2009. In recent years Scott has had exhibitions at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Drawing Centre UK, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Ten Days on the Island, and in commercial galleries. In 2015 she travelled to UK to undertake an international residency at Corsham Court, Bath Spa University.

Scott is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Drawing Studio at the Tasmania College of the Arts.  Her commitment to high quality teaching and learning has been recognised through seven teaching certificates and two teaching awards - a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, University of Tasmania and a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, The Australian Learning and Teaching Council. She is also Board Member for The Arts Advisory Board, the Organisations Investment Program, Arts Tasmania, an is Chair of the Professional Development Fellowships. Mary lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania.

For her talk she will show examples of recent artwork contextualised through discussion of a book, “World in Things”, that she is writing. Part historical account, part subjective musing and part biography Scott will talk about the centrality of the sense experience to our comprehension of the world; the value of poetic/ non-analytical knowledge, and the occurrence of mystery and wonder in nature.

Image credit: Studio, Corsham Court Residency, UK

TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.