An exhibition by Stephen Firth, of work from 2015 to 2017.
“I have always been interested in how one feels and responds to being on the edge of a space or structure – whether natural or man-made structures. There appears to me to be occasionally a level of tension occurring in some circumstances, while more often the circumstances seem to provide a simple tranquillity, of stillness, especially in the presence of water.
The point of Transition is that as humans we are a constantly moving beast and as a result are constantly encountering and moving through these edges and spaces. Occasionally we arrive at a place that halts us for a while before moving on. These are the spaces I have tried to present.
I have found the opportunity for exploring this idea on my doorstep – with my studio being located on a cliff edge overlooking the River Derwent. In addition I have found that similar experiences exist elsewhere in the State as well as in some of the places I encountered during two painting excursions to Italy. To explore this idea I have generally, but not exclusively, included people in my works to give scale and the opportunity for further emotional response to the location.
On a personal note the exhibition, representing works from over the last three years, has given me the opportunity to display my own transition of medium from pastel to oil to watercolour.”
– Stephen Firth
Friday 26 January – Monday 5 February 2018
10:00am – 5:30pm daily
Thursday 25 January 2017 @ 5:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Lord Mayor of Hobart MS Sue Hickey