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Visual Arts

Beneath the Waterline

 

The north west coast of Tasmania has a proud maritime history. Before roads were constructed, access to the settlements along the coast was by water. It was the sea that brought local communities together and the sea that connected them to the world.

Amid the wind and waves, behind the portholes, in the steam and beneath the surface of oceans, maritime stories abound. But the place of women in them is almost absent.

Beneath the Waterline is Anne Morrison’s response to the Bass Strait Maritime Centre’s collection of objects and their associated narratives. The title reflects the invisible submarine presence of icebergs. It also acknowledges women’s experiences as convicts and immigrants forced to live below the waterline on their long sea voyage to the Antipodes.

 

Artist: Anne Morrison

 

Presented by Bass Strait Maritime Centre in association with Ten Days on the Island

 

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Image: Bass Strait, 2016, digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

 

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TICKETS

Entry fees apply

EXHIBITION DETAILS

Thu 9 March – Sun 9 April, Open daily, 10am – 5pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Opening Event
International Women’s Day:
Diamonds of Devonport

Wed 8 March, 6pm
Ticket details coming soon.

 

Workshop
Sun 12 March, 1pm – 3pm
FEES APPLY

Book here or phone (03) 6424 7100

DATES

Devonport

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Thu 9 Mar 2017, until Sun 9 Apr 2017,

 

The north west coast of Tasmania has a proud maritime history. Before roads were constructed, access to the settlements along the coast was by water. It was the sea that brought local communities together and the sea that connected them to the world.

Amid the wind and waves, behind the portholes, in the steam and beneath the surface of oceans, maritime stories abound. But the place of women in them is almost absent.

Beneath the Waterline is Anne Morrison’s response to the Bass Strait Maritime Centre’s collection of objects and their associated narratives. The title reflects the invisible submarine presence of icebergs. It also acknowledges women’s experiences as convicts and immigrants forced to live below the waterline on their long sea voyage to the Antipodes.

 

Artist: Anne Morrison

 

Presented by Bass Strait Maritime Centre in association with Ten Days on the Island

 

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Image: Bass Strait, 2016, digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

 

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