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Devonport Regional Gallery

A decolonial geographic

Under the Devonport Regional Gallery’s Guest Curator Program, artist and curator Fernando do Campo brings together the work of 11 artists who engage with pictorial, material and philosophical questions that rethink misleading representations of the Australian landscape in 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 recalibrates this idealised and romantic view of what landscape signifies and how it should be portrayed.

The 11 artists’ 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.

Presented as part of Ten Days on the Island (17–26 March 2017)

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Curated by Fernando do Campo

Image credits: Jon Cattapan, Fall of the Valley Kings, 2016, oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist

Ruth Waller, Bellini Revisited 2013, acrylic on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Watters Gallery, Sydney

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Event starts
Sunday 19 March, 2017
Event Ends
Sunday 30 April, 2017
Venue
Devonport Regional Gallery
Venue Address
45 Stewart Street, Devonport Tasmania 7310
Location

Tasmania, Devonport

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