Launch event: Thursday 5 August (open to the public)
Exhibition Dates: Friday 6 August – Saturday 4 September
Since moving to Tasmania in 2019, Robert Jackson has evolved from being a painter of plains grassland landscapes to a painter of mountains and forests. This exhibition of recent work draws its inspiration from the rugged, dramatic vistas of the Far South. The exhibition will also include some Grassland works, some of which are done on “found boards” i.e. pieces of wood found in hard rubbish and the like. The philosophy is that grasslands are undervalued and often seen as an absence rather than a presence. i.e. the absence of houses, shops, roads etc rather than a vibrant eco-system in their own right, and that painting them on “rubbish” was an apt metaphor.
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