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Lana Nelson


Lana is a visual artist currently working in photography, acrylics and handmade paper. Her earliest work was in clothing and fashion design incorporating her own screen printed fabrics.

Recurring themes in her work include concepts of nurture and relationships between people, places, objects and time. Her island home of Tasmania means she is often drawn to the coast and the sea and these environments are often the subject or context of her work. Her pigment prints are derived from her lifelong private collection of photographs that are then digitally edited to allow her to ‘paint in’ her responses to the people, places, objects and events captured through her camera lens. The editing process (including digital drawing and painting) enables the manipulation of images – transposing their visual aesthetic forward and backward in time, in style, in colour, in texture, meaning and intensity.

Her work often blurs the boundary between reality and abstraction. Conscious choices in the selection of printing substrates ranging from her delicately textured handmade papers through to a variety of artists’ and photographic papers are also used to convey her aesthetic and often political intent.




Local Places Global Interfaces (joint show), Inka Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS

Orogeny Suitcase Sale, (group exhibition) Tasmanian College of the Arts & Hunter Island Press, IXL Art Hotel Atrium, Hunter Street  TAS

Hunter Island Press Pop Up Shop, (group exhibition) Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS

Inka Pressings-Print Council of Australia- 2016 Year of Print (group exhibition),  Inka Gallery, Hobart, TAS

Rescaping Realities (solo exhibition),  Inka Gallery, Hobart,  TAS

Northern Exposure,  (group exhibition),   Ritchie’s Mill , Launceston, TAS

Southern Exposure, (group exhibition),  Forestvale Design Centre,  Bruny Island, TAS




On The Move (solo exhibition) Inka Gallery , Hobart TAS

Three Sheets to the Wind,  (group exhibition), Derwent Sailing Squadron Art Wall,, Sandy Bay, TAS

Works on Paper (group exhibition), Inka Gallery, Hobart, TAS

Hunter Island Press Mini Prints (group exhibition), Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart TAS

Ashes to Ashes (Dark Mofo) at Narryna Heritage Museum, Hampden Road, Battery Point, TAS (photography & curation)



Illumination (solo exhibition) Inka Gallery, Hobart, TAS

On the Waterfront (group exhibition) Derwent Sailing Squadron Art Wall, Sandy Bay, TAS

Moments (joint exhibition) Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS

Then Suddenly, (solo exhibition)@Artjam, North Hobart, TAS (photographer & curator)

Plume (Alzheimer’s Association of Tasmania) @Artjam, North Hobart, TAS (Curator)

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Thirty-six Views of the Mountain
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Thirty-six Views of the Mountain


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77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point TAS

kunanyi / Mount Wellington, inspired by two series of Japanese woodblock prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.
HCA Montage - archival pigment prints
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Postcards from Myself


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Shop 16, Salamanca Arts Centre

A National Mental Health Week "Mental Health Begins with Me" event
somewhere someone in the summertime
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On the Move


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Shop 16, Salamanca Arts Centre

Sea changes, tree changes and shifts in domestic paradigms.

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