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Sites of Love and Neglect

 

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Tasmania has a complex history, a challenging present and an intriguing future. For millennia, Aboriginal people have walked this island, nurturing its resources and harvesting its abundant riches created through careful land management practices.

Emerging from the tragedy and turmoil of European settlement and colonisation, the island was thrust in a another direction.

Irrevocable change was brought in on the tide and with it came more stories to tell about who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going.

This intriguing project reflects on secrets, lost memories, forgotten histories and neglected places. It aims to engage both local people and visitors in conversations that reveal and shift knowledge, understanding and expectations of this place.

 

Curator: Jane Deeth

 

gymansia

GYMNASIA
The Pulp | Burnie

Burnie is a blue-collar town, built upon the toil and sweat of working class industry. But what becomes of such communities when these industries close down and manual labour is no longer required? This work uses the gym as a metaphor to explore the fractured condition of masculinity
in this new world.

Artist: Shannon Field

Burnie
The Pulp, Marine Tce (access from Bunnings carpark)
Fri 17 – Sun 26 March
11am – 4pm

Patron Advice
Access via stairs.

 

resilience

RESILIENCE
Tiagarra | Devonport

In the years following European contact, the north west coast of Tasmania witnessed scenes of unspeakable horror and loss. Forty years ago Tiagarra opened as a site for sharing culture and for addressing the misplaced belief that there were no longer any Tasmanian Aboriginal people – a site of healing and resilience.

Artist: David Gough

Devonport
Tiagarra, Mersey Bluff
Sat 18 – Sun 26 March
11am – 4pm

Sharing of Culture
Sat 18 March, 11am – 4pm

 

bellow

BELLOW
Holy Trinity Catholic Church | Westbury

The ambience of the church organ in a contemporary world conjures many things. This work moves beneath the surface of the Meander Valley where large-scale rhythmic structures resonate within an intricate system of caves.

Artist: Dylan Sheridan

Westbury
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Mon 20 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Performance Event with Soprano Grace Ovens
Wed 22 March, 8pm

 

zeehan

CROCOITE. CROCOITE. SILVER. SILVER/LEAD.
West Coast Heritage Centre | Zeehan

The west coast landscape has been inexorably transformed by mining. This project rediscovers four missing rocks from a discarded geological specimen display board, then recomposes them as living events or ‘fictionellas’

Artists: Justy Phillips, Margaret Woodward, Sarah Jones & Jane Rendell

 

Zeehan
West Coast Heritage Centre (formerly School of Mines and Metallurgy)
Sat 18 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Live Readings
Sat 18 March, 4pm – 7pm

 

level-ground

LEVEL GROUND
Kempton Oval | Kempton

There was a time when every town had its own football team and intercommunity rivalry stoked passion and blind loyalty. Football is a great leveller, transcending class, status and politics. This immersive experience connects nostalgia for the team to contemporary thoughts about class and community.

Artist: Astrid Joyce

Kempton
Kempton Oval, Main St
Sun 19 – Sun 26 March
10am – 2pm

Performance Event – Kickoff!
Sat 18 March, 2pm – 4pm

 

 

 

distance

THE DISTANCE
Kelvedon Estate
The structure – a temple to Nothing, a gate to Nowhere – occupies a position at the edge of land from where the enormity of things may be sensed, and where the great oceanic emptiness may briefly, exquisitely, annihilate the self.
Artist: Peter Waller

Kelvedon Estate
South of Spiky Bridge
Fri 17 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Patron Advice
Good walking shoes recommended. Easy walk to site.

 

 

bac

BAC
Brighton Army Camp | Brighton

Brighton Army Camp (BAC) has been a place of arrival and departure, both willing and unwilling. This installation encourages reflection on the site’s varied roles through an evocation of the continual comings and goings of those who have passed through it.

Artist: Brigita Ozolins

Brighton
Brighton Army Camp
Thu 16 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

 

trace

TRACE
Shag Bay | Geilston Bay

Hidden beneath the surface of this seemingly innocuous inlet on the Derwent Estuary is a grand tale of gradual demise in the face of technological advancement. This fascinating project links Tasmania to England’s largest wooden sailing warship and the purported plans for a Russian invasion of Australia.

Artist: Dean Chatwin

Geilston Bay
Shag Bay (access from Geilston Bay Marina carpark)
Fri 17 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Patron Advice
Good walking shoes recommended for 2km (approx) medium grade walk to site.

 

 

house-of-longing

THE HOUSE OF LONGING
Dunalley Fish Cannery | Dunalley

Many buildings were lost in the extreme bushfires of 2013 including an artist’s boatshed studio adjacent to this site that held her life’s work. Here she furnishes the house she does not have – a chimera with large, calm rooms, high ceilings, wooden floors and gracious open windows through which benediction breezes flow in.

Artist: Gay Hawkes

Dunalley
Waterfront Cafe (formerly Dunalley Fish Cannery)
Sun 19 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Opening Event
Sat 18 March, 12 noon

 

 

 SOLAN.ORG.AU to discover more. 

 

 

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brighton-council-logo        Burnie City Council logo         Clarence City Council logo

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council  logo   Meander Valley Council logo     sorell-council-logo      Southern Midland Council logo

 

 

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Fri 17 Mar 2017, until Sun 26 Mar 2017,

 

VISIT SOLAN.ORG.AU FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tasmania has a complex history, a challenging present and an intriguing future. For millennia, Aboriginal people have walked this island, nurturing its resources and harvesting its abundant riches created through careful land management practices.

Emerging from the tragedy and turmoil of European settlement and colonisation, the island was thrust in a another direction.

Irrevocable change was brought in on the tide and with it came more stories to tell about who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going.

This intriguing project reflects on secrets, lost memories, forgotten histories and neglected places. It aims to engage both local people and visitors in conversations that reveal and shift knowledge, understanding and expectations of this place.

 

Curator: Jane Deeth

 

gymansia

GYMNASIA
The Pulp | Burnie

Burnie is a blue-collar town, built upon the toil and sweat of working class industry. But what becomes of such communities when these industries close down and manual labour is no longer required? This work uses the gym as a metaphor to explore the fractured condition of masculinity
in this new world.

Artist: Shannon Field

Burnie
The Pulp, Marine Tce (access from Bunnings carpark)
Fri 17 – Sun 26 March
11am – 4pm

Patron Advice
Access via stairs.

 

resilience

RESILIENCE
Tiagarra | Devonport

In the years following European contact, the north west coast of Tasmania witnessed scenes of unspeakable horror and loss. Forty years ago Tiagarra opened as a site for sharing culture and for addressing the misplaced belief that there were no longer any Tasmanian Aboriginal people – a site of healing and resilience.

Artist: David Gough

Devonport
Tiagarra, Mersey Bluff
Sat 18 – Sun 26 March
11am – 4pm

Sharing of Culture
Sat 18 March, 11am – 4pm

 

bellow

BELLOW
Holy Trinity Catholic Church | Westbury

The ambience of the church organ in a contemporary world conjures many things. This work moves beneath the surface of the Meander Valley where large-scale rhythmic structures resonate within an intricate system of caves.

Artist: Dylan Sheridan

Westbury
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Mon 20 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Performance Event with Soprano Grace Ovens
Wed 22 March, 8pm

 

zeehan

CROCOITE. CROCOITE. SILVER. SILVER/LEAD.
West Coast Heritage Centre | Zeehan

The west coast landscape has been inexorably transformed by mining. This project rediscovers four missing rocks from a discarded geological specimen display board, then recomposes them as living events or ‘fictionellas’

Artists: Justy Phillips, Margaret Woodward, Sarah Jones & Jane Rendell

 

Zeehan
West Coast Heritage Centre (formerly School of Mines and Metallurgy)
Sat 18 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Live Readings
Sat 18 March, 4pm – 7pm

 

level-ground

LEVEL GROUND
Kempton Oval | Kempton

There was a time when every town had its own football team and intercommunity rivalry stoked passion and blind loyalty. Football is a great leveller, transcending class, status and politics. This immersive experience connects nostalgia for the team to contemporary thoughts about class and community.

Artist: Astrid Joyce

Kempton
Kempton Oval, Main St
Sun 19 – Sun 26 March
10am – 2pm

Performance Event – Kickoff!
Sat 18 March, 2pm – 4pm

 

 

 

distance

THE DISTANCE
Kelvedon Estate
The structure – a temple to Nothing, a gate to Nowhere – occupies a position at the edge of land from where the enormity of things may be sensed, and where the great oceanic emptiness may briefly, exquisitely, annihilate the self.
Artist: Peter Waller

Kelvedon Estate
South of Spiky Bridge
Fri 17 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Patron Advice
Good walking shoes recommended. Easy walk to site.

 

 

bac

BAC
Brighton Army Camp | Brighton

Brighton Army Camp (BAC) has been a place of arrival and departure, both willing and unwilling. This installation encourages reflection on the site’s varied roles through an evocation of the continual comings and goings of those who have passed through it.

Artist: Brigita Ozolins

Brighton
Brighton Army Camp
Thu 16 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

 

trace

TRACE
Shag Bay | Geilston Bay

Hidden beneath the surface of this seemingly innocuous inlet on the Derwent Estuary is a grand tale of gradual demise in the face of technological advancement. This fascinating project links Tasmania to England’s largest wooden sailing warship and the purported plans for a Russian invasion of Australia.

Artist: Dean Chatwin

Geilston Bay
Shag Bay (access from Geilston Bay Marina carpark)
Fri 17 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Patron Advice
Good walking shoes recommended for 2km (approx) medium grade walk to site.

 

 

house-of-longing

THE HOUSE OF LONGING
Dunalley Fish Cannery | Dunalley

Many buildings were lost in the extreme bushfires of 2013 including an artist’s boatshed studio adjacent to this site that held her life’s work. Here she furnishes the house she does not have – a chimera with large, calm rooms, high ceilings, wooden floors and gracious open windows through which benediction breezes flow in.

Artist: Gay Hawkes

Dunalley
Waterfront Cafe (formerly Dunalley Fish Cannery)
Sun 19 – Sun 26 March
10am – 4pm

Opening Event
Sat 18 March, 12 noon

 

 

 SOLAN.ORG.AU to discover more. 

 

 

Aust Co mono

brighton-council-logo        Burnie City Council logo         Clarence City Council logo

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council  logo   Meander Valley Council logo     sorell-council-logo      Southern Midland Council logo

 

 

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  In 1833, Miss Jane Elizabeth Wylde found herself at the centre of a socio-political scandal that outraged much of…

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  Veiled by grass and decayed through time, the remnants of the Kerry Lodge convict site are silent reminders of…

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