A decolonial geographic

 

Ideas of the pastoral and natural Australian landscape are commonly depicted as postcard perfect –sublime and transcendent – and emptied of human beings.

A decolonial geographic, curated by acclaimed artist Fernando do Campo, recalibrates this idealised and romantic view of what landscape signifies and how it should be portrayed.

The exhibition brings together the work of eleven Australian artists who engage with pictorial, material and philosophical questions that rethink misleading representations of our landscape. Their work is not commonly within the landscape genre, but it comments on being in the landscape and on the implications of our presence on the planet – introducing a new lexicon for the genre of landscape where the colonial lens has prevailed.

 

Curator: Fernando do Campo
Artists: Richard Bell, Jon Cattapan, Juan Davila, Kerry Gregan, Raafat Ishak, Penny Mason, Alex Pittendrigh, Jessica Rankin, Judy Watson, Megan Walch and Ruth Waller

 

Presented by Devonport Regional Art Gallery

 

Image: © Juan Davila, Ohhhhhh!, 2014, oil on canvas.
Courtesy of Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art.

 

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EXHIBITION DETAILS

Sun 19 March – Sun 30 April Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm & Sat, Sun and public holidays, 1pm – 5pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Floor Talk
Thu 23 March, 5.30pm

 

Exhibition opening
Sat 18 March, 5.30pm

DATES

Devonport

Devonport Regional Gallery

WHEELCHAIR
Sun 19 Mar 2017, until Sun 30 Apr 2017,

 

Ideas of the pastoral and natural Australian landscape are commonly depicted as postcard perfect –sublime and transcendent – and emptied of human beings.

A decolonial geographic, curated by acclaimed artist Fernando do Campo, recalibrates this idealised and romantic view of what landscape signifies and how it should be portrayed.

The exhibition brings together the work of eleven Australian artists who engage with pictorial, material and philosophical questions that rethink misleading representations of our landscape. Their work is not commonly within the landscape genre, but it comments on being in the landscape and on the implications of our presence on the planet – introducing a new lexicon for the genre of landscape where the colonial lens has prevailed.

 

Curator: Fernando do Campo
Artists: Richard Bell, Jon Cattapan, Juan Davila, Kerry Gregan, Raafat Ishak, Penny Mason, Alex Pittendrigh, Jessica Rankin, Judy Watson, Megan Walch and Ruth Waller

 

Presented by Devonport Regional Art Gallery

 

Image: © Juan Davila, Ohhhhhh!, 2014, oil on canvas.
Courtesy of Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art.

 

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