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Journeys : Dec10 Jan11
December 2010 / January 2011 51 Art in the north ... Branxholm-based painter Alyson Cuff held a successful exhibition of her large acr ylics in Scottsdale recently. Her portraits pay tribute to some of the region’s best-known characters – local people who have contr ibuted to the tight-knit community of North East Tasmania. “Among the paintings in my exhibition were Sue and Ken Naylor, who are pillars of strength in my own town of Branxholm; Nor ma Baker ‘the wombat lady’ from Br idport, who has cared for injured wildlife for more than six decades; and ‘Old Tom’ Dixon, a retur ned soldier and RSL member for the past 52 years,” Alyson says. Alyson will show some of her work in a group exhibition ‘Summer Delights’, which r uns from early December through to Febr uar y in the Scottsdale Arts & Framing Gallery. If you’re passing through, call in and catch some North East creativity! ...and in the south Br uny Island ar tist Michaye Boulter’s magnificently moody seascapes are on show in Hobart’s Handmark Gallery from early December to 20 January, in a joint exhibition with glass artist Rebecca Coote. Michaye has the sea in her blood – she grew up sailing the world’s oceans on her parents’ yacht and she is married to seafarer Rob Pennicott. Her large oil paintings capture the intricate play of light on water, the power of waves crashing on rocks and the threatening gathering of cloud-masses over the sea. (Spot the cloud-gull in this painting?) Sculpture by numbers in Battery Point Graphic designer Kate Owen and project manager Daniel Zika, principals of Tasmanian design studio Futago, collaborated w ith sculptor Judith Abell and wr iter (and MNJ editor) Chr is Viney to create the Battery Point Sculpture Trail, a public artwork commissioned by the Hobart City Council. The nine sculptures are all in the form of numbers – each has an information panel that tells some of the stories of Hobar t’s oldest residential precinct. The trail, which takes about an hour to walk, winds through Battery Point streets and drops down to the shores of the Derwent. (One of the sculptures floats in the river, near the public jetty at the end of Derwent Lane – 313 refers to the number of ships built on Batter y Point slipways dur ing the boom years of the industry.) In Brisbane recently, the project won a Distinction in the Environmental Design category of the national awards of AGDA, the Australian Graphic Design Association. www.hobartcity.com.au In Tasmania today ChrisVineyJonathanWherrett
Oct Nov 2010
Feb March 2011