On the edge of an island at the edge of the world lies a distinctive, complex and compelling — yet elusive — place: Tasmania’s west. The west occupies a unique position within the state, and within the Tasmanian imagination and psyche. This ‘island within an island’ is perhaps Tasmania in its rawest form: isolated by its extreme terrain but strengthened by its history and community. TMAG’s summer exhibition West: Out on the Edge, is a multidisciplinary exhibition that explores this region.
This illustrated talk by Kirstie Ross, the exhibition’s curator, will provide insights into the exhibition’s four main themes and highlight some of its key interpretation. After the talk, there is an opportunity to explore the exhibition to discover the essential west and the people and places that make it tick.
Wood chopping event at Muddy Creek picnic grounds near Guildford, Q1994.55.571. Photograph by John H (Jackie) Robinson (1883–1953)