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Dr Troy Ruffels is an artist based on the northwest coast of Tasmania. This exhibition brings together recent photographic and video based works made in response to the Tasmanian Landscape.

Start Date

Sept 21, 2012

End Date

Oct 12, 2012


Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Inveresk campus.

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Guest opening speaker: Jane Stewart, Principle Curator of Art, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Exhibition opening: 5.30 - 7pm Friday 21 September 2012
Exhibition artist: Dr Troy Ruffels

‘To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour'

In these lines Blake was seeking and finding equivalences for the very large and the very small and binding them together through poetry and image. Those same equivalences are to be found in Troy Ruffels recent work – but they are more subtle than a wild flower or a grain of sand. They take more searching, and they are more to do with the transitory than the infinite. There is a sense that if you look away for a moment and then let your eyes return certain shifts will have taken place. Shifts outside you. Shifts inside you.’ (extract: Dr Peter Hill, 2012)

Troy Ruffels, Bracken, 2012