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A Different History

Surreal colonial portraiture


Emma Margetts is a non-Aboriginal Australian artist of Anglo-European descent painting images inspired by the identity, history and culture of her current home lutrawita/Tasmania. The artwork within this exhibition hopes to question colonial and enlightenment values that underpin our contemporary consumer capitalist ethos, currently in crisis, such as humanities separation from and dominion over the natural world.

The latest exhibition by Emma Margetts explores colonial cultural narratives set against the backdrop of humanity’s current relationship with the natural world. As we face the challenges of a changing climate, over-population, a pandemic and the continuing forms of imperialism embedded within western consumer capitalist behaviour that undermines our continuing existence. A Different History suggests that the imperatives of 21st century human survival may require listening to our planet’s ancient knowledge systems and the spiritual wisdom of our First Nation people. It proposes the current global crisis heralds a collective ‘armageddon of consciousness’ necessary to heal time and reclaim Earth’s agency.

Please join us on opening night for drinks with the artists: 5:30 – 6:30pm, Wednesday 10th February 2021.

Please note that current Tasmanian Government COVID restrictions for gatherings, density and social distancing will be in place.

Location: The Packing Room, IXL Atrium (25 Hunter Street, Hobart)

The exhibition will be open daily 10:00am – 5:00pm, 11 February 2021 – April 2021

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A Different History

The Henry Jones Art Hotel
25 Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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