Ten Days of the Island Festival 2017
Domain House, Hobart
17-26 March 2017
Curatorial team: Noel Frankham, Kit Wise, Svenja Kratz, Zoë Veness.
Artists: Max Angus, Paul Boam, Phillip Blacklow, Lucy Bleach, Neil Haddon, Dorita Hannah & Sean Coyle, Bill Hart & Joe Shrimpton, Gay Hawkes, Kit Hiller, Jan Hogan, Rob Long, Zoë Veness, Martin Walch, Kit Wise.
The exhibition at Domain House commemorates the 1967 bushfires and draws together Tasmanian artists working across a range of mediums including video installation, jewellery, electronic media, sculpture and furniture, whose work responds to how fire has shaped the landscape and affected the psyche of the people that occupy this land. The title Remanence, creates links to continuance and remains, but also references and extends the scientific meaning of the term and the concept of residual magnetism to describe the invisible forces that linger long after an initial object (or event) has been detached.
In the exhibition, fire is envisaged as a destructive force and ever present threat, as well as a sculpting force and mechanism of resistance and renewal across the island.
Rose Petal Pins 2016-2017, 62 lapel pins commemorating the death of 62 people in the 1967 fire. Brass, copper, sterling silver. Photo: Peter Whyte.
Rose Petal Pins 2016-2017. Brass, copper, sterling silver. Photo: Peter Whyte.
The Weight of Numbers 2016-2017. Letterpress print, gold pigment. Photo: Peter Whyte.
Butterfly Gathering, 2017. Brass. Photo: Peter Whyte.