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CLOSING EVENT | Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce


An exploration of the changing understandings of life by 26 contemporary artists.

Start Date

Aug 19, 2022 5:30 pm

End Date

Aug 19, 2022 8:00 pm


Plimsoll Gallery

Image credit:  Looking Glass install view, TarraWarra Museum of Art. Photo. Andrew Curtis

Join us for this special event to celebrate the final week of our current exhibition Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce.

Friday 19 August 2022
5:30 - 8pm

Plimsoll Gallery
37 Hunter Street, Hobart


Looking Glass is an important and timely exhibition which brings together two of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists—Waanyi artist, Judy Watson and Kokatha and Nukunu artist, Yhonnie Scarce. At its heart, the exhibition is both a love song and a lament for Country; a fantastical alchemy of the elemental forces of earth, water, fire and air. Watson’s ochres, charcoal and pigments, pooled and washed upon flayed canvases, have a natural affinity and synergy with Scarce’s fusion of fire, earth and air. Watson and Scarce express the inseparable oneness of Aboriginal people with Country, a familial relationship established for millennia.

Looking Glass is developed by TarraWarra Museum of Art and Ikon Gallery with Curator Hetti Perkins. Touring nationally with NETS Victoria.


23 July - 30 August 2022
11am – 4pm Tuesdays – Saturdays
Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program, is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund 2019, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.

National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. NETS Victoria also receives significant in-kind support from the National Gallery of Victoria.