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A new and wonderful interpretation of history told in objects.

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Hidden behind the modest guise of Hobart’s LINC Tasmania is a cache of priceless treasures. From the classically beautiful to the delightfully curious, the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts is sometimes referred to as Hobart’s secret jewel.

Over the past year a group of local artists have studied the Allport collection. They have read, drawn, photographed and dreamed their way through the myriad of pieces and in doing so, found inspiration for their own new precious works.

From silk fans to historical books, colonial portraits to archaic household objects, the artists have taken stories and aesthetics from the past and brought them into the present. The pieces both revere and reference the old while informing and inspiring the new.

The contemporary works will be displayed inside the Allport rooms; interrupting the calm, distorting the known, and reflecting on change.

Presented by Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts. Supported by LINC Tasmania

Image: Imari Dish, Japan Meiji period. Photo by Cara Howell. Courtesy of Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. 

Artists
found objects collected and arranged
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Irene Briant

Visual artists

Sashiko 1 growing
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Faridah Cameron

Visual artists

uses a thread like application of paint.
‘FIGURE 7’ from the series through leaden clouds
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Leonie Oakes

Visual artists

a multidisciplinary artist crossing photography, artists books and printmaking
pencil arches paper
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Julie Payne

Visual artists

utilising diverse materials and techniques to devise rich visual stories.

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Revference [sic]

Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
91 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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