65 Murray Street Hobart
Quiet and considered movement and gesture pervade Gabriella and Silvana Mangano’s lyrical, mainly video based, practice.
Tasmanian artist Rosie Hastie exploits the photographic medium like an illusionist. To create her work, Hastie combines skillfully placed lighting with wads of crumpled paper to produce the impression of a fantastical landscape.
It was Walter Benjamin who said that artworks have an aura: a quality to do with imagined closeness to the artist.
One afternoon, during an event at the Sydney College of the Arts, Alex Gawronski looked up from an elaborate cheese platter and turned to Justene Williams, his fellow teacher. “If I ever gave up art,” he said, intoxicated by the pungent stink, “I would make cheese in a cave.”
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