Composing Archipelagos

April 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contemporary Art Tasmania
27 Tasma St

Imagine if we were to cast off our view of lutruwita/Tasmania as a solitary island.

What if we were to perceive lutruwita/Tasmania as part of a vast archipelago stretching across the Asia Pacific? Could this alternative view, where the ocean is a unifying force, challenge colonial and penal histories and help foster wider relations?

Composing Archipelagos calls into question the way we perceive our heart-shaped home. This new exhibition features the works of artists hailing from Tasmania, interstate and across the Pacific. Through painting, installation, sculpture and visual media, the artists share their reflections of land, sea and sky. With these unique expressions of our geography and history, conversations may begin to surface about our remoteness and connection.