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Thanks for the Book…

Thanks for the Book…

In my office on the shelf is a book titled A Letter from Tasmania by Jonathan Bowden. He sent it to me after we met at Cradle Mountain to discuss him exhibiting.  It included a handwritten note with the sentiment…’I am delighted at the prospect of showing at your gallery.’   In the rare moments ... Read More
There’s a world out there, you must understand

There’s a world out there, you must understand

Art is a way to make sense of the world. It is a language all of itself that provides an artist with the vocabulary to express great joy, immense sadness and extraordinary turmoil; both as an individual and in response to what is happening around us in the world. It is a tool for us ... Read More
The Creative environment; a place for everyone

The Creative environment; a place for everyone

Each time I drive from Hobart to Cradle Mountain I am reminded of the extraordinary colours of nature. Nobody can do green like nature. The lush, luminescent lime green that appears at dusk to welcome in the evening. Landscape inspires artists. It always has. Sometimes an artist can try to replicate their environment through a ... Read More
Out of Nowhere Exhibition and Curator’s Update

Out of Nowhere Exhibition and Curator’s Update

  Galleries are places that can delight, infuriate and sometimes confuse visitors. The job of a curator is to present the work and provide cues that assist the stray that wanders into a gallery using signage, interpretive information, catalogues etc. Often galleries sit within a precinct; tourist, cultural or art precinct. Salamanca in Tasmania, The ... Read More