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Cockle Creek to Queenstown – A Historical Narrative

Summary

Cockle Creek to Queenstown – A Historical Narrative, interprets the Tasmanian landscape through a synthesis of visual images and history with Colonial and Aboriginal references.

Start Date

Feb 4, 2011

End Date

Mar 4, 2011

Venue

Academy Gallery

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Exhibition artist: Mandy Hunniford

Cockle Creek to Queenstown – A Historical Narrative, interprets the Tasmanian landscape through a synthesis of visual images and history with Colonial and Aboriginal references. The exhibition incorporates a combination of themes, such as the exploration by Europeans, the settlement of the island, the representation of Aboriginal language, the depiction of locations, illustrating the land and its histories, anecdotes handed down through generations and the relationship between the images and text.

The exhibition investigates the roles of text as visual metaphors and as written history and is a record of Tasmanian history, documenting a sense of place and chronicling the past. These narrative landscapes are not only a declaration of site but also about the passage of time.

Tracing the journeys of early exploration, with the use of evocation, allegories, connections and repetition, the aim of this exhibition is to present an inventive and stimulating demonstration of contemporary painting practice with a historical perspective.

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Cockle Creek to Queenstown – A Historical Narrative