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Graham Lang

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Graham Lang was born in Zimbabwe and migrated to Australia in 1990. An MFA graduate from Rhodes University, South Africa, he also holds a PhD from the University of Newcastle where he taught art for twenty years before moving to Tasmania in 2011. His career as a painter and sculptor spans four decades during which he has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas and taken up several artist residencies, including two at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. His art is essentially biographical in its attempt to evoke both the external and internal realities of place and being. Much of his early practice reflects the political and existential anguish of post-colonial southern Africa; similarly, the broad-ranging work produced during his time in Newcastle centres most prominently on themes relating to migration, identity and cultural dislocation. Since leaving academe, his art has tended toward a more intuitive approach, exploring a diverse array of subjects, many derived from his literary interests.

Graham has also forged a significant career as a writer, exploring associated themes of land and identity in three novels, Clouds like Black Dogs (2003), Place of Birth (2006) and Lettah’s Gift (2011) and a novella, A Fulcrum of Infinities (2016), which won this year’s prestigious Griffith Review Novella Competition.

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Micheila Petersfield The Gesture 2019 detail, Micheila Petersfield, 2019. Photographer: Micheila Petersfield
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Summer Show 19/20

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Despard Gallery Annual Group Exhibition
Graham Lang_Blink_2018_oil on board_91.5x122cm WEB, Graham Lang, 2018. Photographer: Graham Lang
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INNERTIDES by Graham Lang

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

New body of work
LISA GARLAND Fred wall seven 2016 silver gelatin print on Illford paper 92 x 110 cm Edition of 5 $2200 web, Lisa Garland, 2016. Photographer: Lisa Garland
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Long Hot Summer

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Group show with all Despard's favourite artists
GRAHAM LANG new work SEPT 2017 WEB, Graham Lang, 2017. Photographer: Graham Lang
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Despard at NARRYNA Art and Antique Fair 2017

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103 Hampden Road, Battery Point

with work of artists Graham Lang, Mathew Simms, Gary Greenwood, Thomas Mann and many more
Geoff Dyer
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Annual Summer Show 16/17

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Celebrating 30 years of representing contemporary Tasmanian artists.
The Performing pigs
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Animalia – A Group Show

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

a themed exhibition with artists, who relate with their imagery directly to Animalia both real and imagined.
The Epiphany of St Francis
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A Fulcrum of Infinities

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Graham Lang | 31 August – 25 September 2016
Despard Summer Show
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15-16 Summer Show

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Black Dog, Shake
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Graham Lang

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Despard Gallery
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Despard Gallery

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Contemporary Tasmanian art gallery located in the arts precinct of Salamanca Place.