Tasmanian artists’ fascination with the island’s mysterious and unusual trees is being celebrated in Strange Trees, which features a range of Tasmanian artists’ interpretations of trees across nearly 200 years. TMAG Principal Curator of Art Jane Stewart will speak to us about the exhibition, describing how it was inspired by the colonial artist John Glover, and discussing the connections between the trees in his works and those of artists working in Tasmania today.
Alongside Glover’s works, Strange Trees focuses on the ways contemporary Tasmanian artists have depicted trees in unusual and interesting ways in their work. The exhibition features works by Pat Brassington, Neil Haddon, David Keeling, Jonathan Kimberley, Stephen Lees, Ricky Maynard, Milan Milojevic, Troy Ruffels, Michael Schlitz, David Stephenson, Helen Wright, Geoff Parr, Richard Wastell.
This is a great opportunity to hear Jane speak about not only John Glover’s famous 19th century landscapes, but also the art of Tasmanian artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Meet in the Central Gallery for a 10.30am start. After her talk, Jane will join us for a walk through the exhibition.
Stephen Lees, The Cicada, 2001, oil and wax on linen