This exhibition captures the beauty and resilience of the flora and fauna of Tasmania’s alpine regions. Artist and designer Jospehine Palmer layers Indian ink drawings and photomontage on natural materials including flax linen and hydro wood to evoke some of the most iconic flora and fauna of the Cradle Mountain region, the fagus (Nothogagus Gunni) and the Black Currawongs and Forrest Ravens.
Josephine Palmer studied Fine Art at the University of Tasmania, completing her degree in 1993 with majors in printmaking and graphic design. From there she went on to practice graphic design for 20 years, working all over the world, before establishing a print and silkscreen studio in Sydney that focused on handmade books and silk-screened fabrics. Now Josephine has returned home to Tasmania and her first love of printmaking, with a focus on silk screening and lithography. Her work focuses on the flora of Tasmania, and the specific species that link back to Gondwana times that she documents whilst out exploring in nature.