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Have One On Me

An exhibition of works by Sam Field


Sam Field

Have One On Me

22 August – 16 September 2018

Opening Wednesday, 22 August 5:30 pm

Sam Field’s first solo exhibition at Despard Gallery, alongside sculptures by designer maker Sara Lindsay.

“My paintings fill the interstices in Australia’s timeline between settlement and the present.”

“They are depictions of a clichéd cultural narrative that runs obliquely beside that great unknown, true history.”

“Based on my own life and experiences they portray places I’ve visited, histories I’ve read and stories I’ve been told. They are depictions of the tired, lonely, romanticised old landscape that I grew up with, yet am finding difficult to find.”

“Ultimately the worlds of the past and the present cross over. Time periods fold in and out of one another in a constant state of repetition and reinvention. Nothing really changes. The beer swilling, lung busting days of the world’s only grog related coup d’état are barely passed.”

“I suppose that’s the aim of my works. To pay homage to the absurdity of our national mythology and present the past we know as both contemporaneous and as an historical ideology.”

Sam Field, May 2018

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Have One On Me

Despard Gallery
15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS, Australia

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