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Di Allison's approach to jewellery is a way of documenting, remembering and measuring, and making experiences physical. Her complex, meticulous and precise method of making forms an emotional mapping. The careful selection of materials in her works carry strong metaphors for the intensely felt, complex and often contradictory associations in one's life experience. The works are complete in their delicacy, fragility and strength. Di Allison is represented by Handmark Gallery Hobart.
Raised in South Australia, Karin moved to Tasmania in 1995 to pursue her childhood dream to journey to Antarctica. Inspired by her marine scientific research, Karin draws upon microscopic patterns and forms to create sculptural jewellery and objects that combine an aesthetic of marine fragility with quiet environmentalism.
Glover Prize finalist Michaye Boulter paints a world in perpetual motion. She has lived and worked in the dramatic environs of Bruny island for the past 15 years and has an intimate knowledge of land and sea, having sailed across the world with her family and partner. Michaye's work creates a sense of place that reflects both her emotional and physical involvement with the sea.
Lisa Boyter has been a professional potter for twenty two years and over that time have produced all manner of ceramics from large hand built pieces to the fine porcelain she is now working with. Boyter aims to make pieces that are functional and visually exciting and use whatever method of construction and material that best suits that brief. Her and her partner share a studio in Northern Tasmania.
Sally Brown is a Tasmanian artist and designer who creates unique furniture, sculpture, and contemporary craft objects. Her work is informed and inspired by the structures and forms she sees around her in Tasmania's natural environment. Gentle lines, subtle colours and an emphasis on pattern and texture are characteristic of her work.
PENNY CAREY-WELLS & DIANE PERNDT
Diane Perndt has worked as a graphic designer in Montreal, London and the Pacific and holds a Masters Degree, majoring in Printmaking, from the University of Tasmania.
Penny Carey-Wells lectured in papermaking and the book arts at the University of Tasmania from 1984 to 1998 and has since worked at the State Library of Tasmania as exhibition and conservation officer.
Both artists have exhibited nationally and internationally and curated several major exhibitions. Work has included commissions for Tourism Tasmania, arts@work, Ten Days on the Island Festival and for many private collectors.
Richard Clements was born in London, and was apprenticed as an industrial glass blower from 1966-1970. He established Argyle Glass in Sydney before moving to Tasmania in 1978. He is a glass artist of international renown. Technically brilliant, he creates pieces of all shapes and sizes with a flair for the ridiculous.
Ben Davidson has recently returned to live in Hobart after a successful 20 year career working as an Opera singer, Conductor, and Voice Teacher in the US. He has performed with many Opera and Oratorio companies around the world and, until recently, was the principal Conductor of the Concert Choir of Northeastern Connecticut. He is currently Convenor of Opera and Lecturer in Voice at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music. Ben holds a Bachelor of Music and a Masters of Music from the University of Connecticut, USA
A textile designer/maker of more than 20 years, Jan Dineen's work is based on the symbolic notion of journeys and was originally influenced by her Norwegian ancestry. A number of her machine knitted garments have been shown nationally and internationally (including the Art Gallery of NSW and Marimura Art Museum, Tokyo). Her garments have won awards for design both nationally and internationally. Jan is currently represented by Handmark Gallery
Working from her studio in Fremantle, surrounded by the catalogue of her trials and experiments - racks of wonderful pots of all colours and sizes that failed her almost impossible test of quality - Pippin Drysdale continues to interrogate her practice from the perspective of an artist without borders. Through a continuing investigation of the flora and landforms of unique areas of Australia and a commitment to engaging with the cultural, social and political agendas that are shaping them, she is open to embrace each new creative challenge.
Born in Northern NSW, Fiona Fraser was awarded her Bachelor and Honours degrees in Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art and in 2009 graduated with a Master of Art, Design + Environment at the Tasmanian School of Art. Fiona's practice incorporates photography, printmaking, installation, artist books and performance and explores the relationship between humans and their built and natural environments. Her work has been exhibited and collected in Tasmania and interstate.
Ruth Frost's art practice spans the disciplines of photography, video and sound - exploring personal memory and the potential of the photograph to act as poetic metaphor for hidden memories of place. She has exhibited widely in Australia.
She completed her PhD research in 2003 at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, where she is an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art.
Lola Greeno was born on Cape Barren Island. She later moved to Flinders Island to live and then to Launceston, where, in 1997, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania.
Lola Greeno is a well known Tasmanian Aboriginal shell worker, sculptor, installation artist and fibre artist who also works as a curator and is the Program Officer, Aboriginal Arts at Arts Tasmania. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout Australia including the 2000 Adelaide Biennial Exhibition Beyond the Pale at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Greeno's work is represented in State, National and private collections including the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the Campbelltown Gallery, NSW, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
GWYN HANSSEN PIGGOTT
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (born 1935, Ballarat, Australia) is a contemporary ceramic artist. With a career spanning over 45 years, Hanssen Pigott wood-fires her porcelain still-life arrangements that are noticeably influenced by the still life work of Italian painter Giorgio Morandi. Her palette is clearly inherited from China's Song Dynasty wares introduced to her through her various apprenticeships in the Leach tradition. Hanssen Pigott currently maintains a studio in Ipswich, Queensland where she is recognized as one of Australia's most significant contemporary artists.
Gay Hawkes is known as a creator of sculptural/functional works expressed in the vernacular.She passes on these skills in many community settings including schools, forensic acute mental health and private workshops.
During summer the "Dunalley Children's Chair Factory" operates in her superb boatshed studio, Dunalley, Tasmania and otherwise Hawkes is available on the mainland with her "Roving Shed".
Works are represented in Parliament House, Canberra, Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Australian War Memorial, Powerhouse Museum and other major collections.
CHRISTINE 'KIT' HILLER
Christine Hiller lives on the North-West coast of Tasmania. Born in Hobart and trained at the Tasmanian School of Art she has exhibited her work for over thirty years. Her watercolour portraits have featured in the prestigious Archibald Prize on five occasions and she has won the Portia Geach Memorial Award for women portrait painters three times. Kit is also well known for her hand-coloured lino cuts, elimination lino-cuts & dioramas.
Kit recently held a survey show spanning her thirty year career at the Burnie Regional Gallery.
With an Associate Diploma of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (RMIT), both majoring in Gold and Silversmithing, Natalie has 6 years of formal training. Following her studies, Natalie continued her smithing pursuits with a mentorship by Roger Walker for Hand Engraving, supported by a grant through CAST, a Working With Industry Grant through ARTS TAS and a Scholarship from Jenard Training, for Cert IV in Business and Marketing. Currently Natalie divides her time between the studio and her enchanting two year old daughter Scarlett.
Megan Keating graduated with a PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2003 and is currently Head of Painting at the Tasmanian School of Art. She is multidisciplinary artist crossing installation, painting, and paper cutting.
She has exhibited extensively since 1999 with recent solo projects including Plantation Nation, Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia in 2009; Hard Love, Devonport Regional Gallery in 2008; The Year of the Rat, Xue Xue Institute, Taipei; Deep Water Dark Water, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, both in 2007. Keating has also been the recipient of numerous awards. In 2008 she was the recipient of a year-long residency at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia; an Asialink residency at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan in 2006 followed by a residency at The European School, Taipei in 2007.
David Keeling’s work has always been concerned with place. For decades he has engaged with the nature-culture debate, giving form to the political-environmental realities of the day. Much of his work is concerned with the way we perceive nature, and how we picture a nature that is so closely observed, measured, mapped, plotted, photographed and commodified. Keeling studied at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, and RMIT University, Melbourne. He has been exhibiting with Niagara Galleries, Melbourne and the Bett Gallery Hobart since 1987. Recently his work was included in Lie of the Land, New Australian Landscapes, the Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA. In 2007, a monograph of his work by David Hansen was published by Quintus Publishing, and in 2010 a survey of his paintings was presented at Deakin University Gallery.
Nadine Kessler is an artist and graphic designer with a passion for community, language and the environment. She has cycled the planet on her pushbike, learning from different cultures, which goes on to inform her works. Before moving to Tasmania, Nadine also lived for three years in Central Australia working with indigenous communities as resource developer. Since then she has been lecturing at the University of Art in Hobart and is running a freelance graphic design studio with a focus on community organisations based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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