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Jude Abell and Brita Frost – Flinders Island Multipurpose Centre


A Terrain of Voices is located in the community room of the Flinders Island Multipurpose Centre in Whitemark. It is a sculptural wall relief forming a terrain of Flinders Island ‘voices’. This work is composed of a field of timber laser engraved with quotation fragments. These pieces of text are drawn from the last two hundred years of Flinders Islanders speaking about their place, be they newly arrived colonists or Tasmanian Aboriginal people with a history centuries old.

The work is made from laser engraved and painted Tasmanian Oak, weathered Tasmanian Oak and painted medium density fibreboard. The laser engraved text is finished in a palette of colours that reflect the landscape of the Island.

The artwork was commissioned from Jude Abell who worked with Flinders Island born writer Brita Frost, through the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme.