Power in the land - Art exhibition
Power in the Land 2014 is a significant exhibition of large-scale oil paintings by Tasmanian artist and resident artist at Salamanca Arts Centre, Annette Macgown. The work draws inspiration from an ongoing fascination with the aesthetics of the industrial sublime, that developed during a series of photographic field trips into the remote, isolated and evocative landscape of Tasmania's central highlands to investigate the hydro-electric power scheme.
"I found myself compellingly drawn to the omnipresent industrialisation that dominated the graphic landscape and became intrigued with my ambivalent response to the subject matter; massive, rustic penstocks; unimaginable dam walls harnessing the power of nature and rhythmical, looping power lines that mesmerised as they spanned the land from one distant horizon to the next, as far as the eye could see and beyond". My work is intuitive and minimalistic in earthy, industrial hues. Thought-provoking, bold and dynamic, yet at times subtle and evocative, it summons up a perception of a landscape dominated by industrial structures, yet of inherent atmospheric vulnerability. - Annette Macgown, Artist
Hydro Centenary Exhibition Celebration
5pm Wednesday 29 October
Guest speaker Stephen Davy, CEO of Hydro Tasmania
The work is based on the evocative landscape of Tasmania's central highlands; misty, remote, indelible and bleak, yet inherently dominated by the monumental infrastructure of the 'Tas' hydro-electric power scheme.
Salamanca Arts Centre – Studio Gallery (level 3)
77 Salamanca Place
Gallery opens to the public daily from 10 am - 5 pm
For more infomation visit the Salamanca Arts Centre website