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Impressions of Cradle Mountain; an exploration of place

The first solo exhibition by emerging artist Olivia Hickey

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Emerging Tasmanian jeweller and artist Olivia Hickey presents her first solo exhibition of jewellery, photography, printmaking and sculpture. An exploration of the sense of place that she developed after spending a winter living in a small hut on a Wilderness Residency,nestled amongst the King Billy Pines at Cradle Mountain.

To get to know a place deeply I need to walk alone; to discover the hidden moments and to hear the stories embedded in the landscape. I hear the rocks move, see the glaciers grow and retreat, watch the evolution of plants, acknowledge the old people walking the land, sense the early explorers, witness those striving to preserve this place and I feel its vulnerability. As time passes and my senses attune to my surroundings I slow down. It is then that I can hear all the quiet whispers join together to become the song of the land.

This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts

OFFICIAL OPENING:
Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 5:30 pm
Exhibition to be opened by Ruth Langford and Wendy Morrow

ARTIST TALK:
Sunday 12 February 2017 at 3:00 pm
Olivia will discuss the themes behind her work and her process.

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Olivia Hickey

Designers, Jewellers, Visual artists

Olivia is an emerging artist in the disciplines of jewellery and design.

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Impressions of Cradle Mountain; an exploration of place

77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

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