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Marion Marrison - PhD examination

Start Date

May 24, 2021 10:30 am

End Date

May 27, 2021 3:30 pm


Mutable Terrains: a photographic exploration of bushland close to home.

photograph by Marion Marrison,  titled A Matter of Moments, 2016-18, Dimensions (H 55cm x W 171cm) - depicting a Tasmanian forest with close up of native trees

Image credit: Marion Marrison, A Matter of Moments, 2016-18, Dimensions (H 55cm x W 171cm)


This practice-led project re-explores a fragment of land a few steps from home south of nipaluna/Hobart. Bush comprises most of the valley which runs down to the river and formed part of the range of the muwinina people who were displaced by colonial farmers in the 1800s. The project had its genesis in a four-decade relationship with this place, which has been fundamental in establishing my connection to land and forming my Tasmanian identity. One of the aims of the research was to explore how a white, locally-born artist can find a connection with and a sense of belonging in this landscape and an authentic and respectful means of representing it.

Viewing by appointment only, during these times

Mon 24, Tue 25, Wed 26 & Fri 28 May, 10.30 -3.30
and Thurs 27 May, 2 - 7pm

Marion.Marrison@utas.edu.au, 0422 101 947


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