Hilary Clared lives in Hobart and exhibits in Tasmania. She is a recent graduate of UTAS Hunter Street Art School. These new works present iconic Tasmanian land formations, and analyse the impact of place on experience.
Hilary Clared is a keen bushwalker. This exhibition includes works responding to kunanyi / Mount Wellington.
Hilary is mindful of cultural difference in mapping techniques. She draws on different kinds of maps from western-mapping to test the rational description of place. Typically, in her paintings, descriptive line dissolves into strong landscape colours. The naming and cultural history of a place visibly influences her work.
“My approach is simple, a bit ironic, even abstracted. Maps fascinate me but their limits annoy me when I’m bushwalking. To know a place is to touch the ground, trip over the plants and startle the creatures. We can obsessively photograph a place, but it does not exist in a digital moment, it lives in an eternal biosphere, which defines us too. Through my work, I seek potential for human connection with the landscape that transcends temporal and cultural factors. If you enjoy these paintings and recognise the places, then I am on track.”
– Hilary Clared
Wednesday 3 – Tuesday 30 October 2018
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm / Saturday CLOSED / Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday 3 October 2018 @ 5:30pm
At the Opening, Australian Poet, Anne Kellas, will read new poems responding to the exhibition paintings.
Meditation of kunanyi / The Mountain
Sunday 7 October 2018, 10:30am – 11:15am
Kris Schaffer, Aboriginal woman of The Mountain will offer a welcome to country to open a time of silent celebration of kunanyi / Mount Wellington.
All are very welcome to join and contribute in quiet presence or contemplated word.