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Don’t Blink- uncomfortable things

Uncomfortable and quirky narratives in painting and sculpture.

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This is a group exhibition especially made by four unusual Tasmanian artists for the darkest time of the year. Elizabeth Barsham (Tasmanian Gothic) challenges the viewer with well made oil paintings that explore themes environmental and social in a grotesque fashion. Helene Boyer uses flameworked glass to sculpt forms simultaneously beautiful and repellent. Soft sculptor and painter Grace Garton creates animals with personality (to say the least) and tells an unpleasant painted story. Sculptor Julia Knight reinvents body adornment by combining materials ancient and new.

 

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Oil on Linen 66 cm x 97cm
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Elizabeth Barsham

Visual artists

Elizabeth Barsham is the original Tasmanian Gothic artist.
Mixed media

She Felt Like Alice

Grace Garton is a soft sculptor and mixed media painter whose themes intersect the world of fairytales, cultural archetypes and autobiography. An illustrator and animator, her works are characterized by wit and a certain elfin charm. 


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Don’t Blink- uncomfortable things

Nolan Gallery and School of Art
Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place, Tasmania

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