Three Worlds is an exhibition of new paintings, oil and acrylic on canvas, that draw together three points of Tasmania’s ancient geography that share particular geological features, to the West – Couta Rocks and Trial Harbour on the coast, then inland at the Tyndall Ranges up Mount Tyndall, and to the South East – at St John’s point, South Arm, and on to the Freycinet Peninsula at Eaglehawk Neck.
At these locations Annette van Betlehem has found grids and tessellations… Tectonic Fractures and Fissures; Grid-like patterns in ancient rocks formed by ancient stresses, and, at the altitude of Mt. Tyndall, a deep straight grid of fractures in the rock weathered by frost: broken by ice.
Some formations are remarkably similar to the tessellations on the Tasman Peninsula at Eaglehawk Neck, while others at Couta rocks, Trial Harbour and at St Johns point present systems of intimate grid patterning, the formation of which is yet to be explained.
This exhibition is of new work that examines variants of the grid in the geological landscape of three areas of Tasmania- and illustrates that these ancient formations are scattered around Tasmania’s coastline and are also replicated at altitude, at least on the top of Mt. Tyndall, if not elsewhere on Tasmania’s peaks.
All of which is the starting point for Annette van Betlehem‘s 12th Solo exhibition of paintings showing the Tasmanian landscape through the glorious qualities of oil paint on canvas.
Friday 14 – Sunday 23 January 2022
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 23 January 2022 10:00am – 12:00noon