Artists’ interactions with Lake St Clair

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Artists have put together the fascinating Osmosis exhibition that will pique the curiosity of locals and visitors to Tasmania from next Tuesday (August 23).

The core focus of their work centres around the idea of location – and how to engage with specific places through research, interaction and visual investigation.

In this exhibition, artists show a diverse range of responses to the many aspects of their encounters with Lake St Clair, such as memories and history, cultural identity and conflict.

Featured works include paintings, sculptures, prints, photography and performance, all used to express the feelings inspired by the area.

Osmosis is a group of female artists – both emerging and in the middle of their careers – who have spent the past year interacting with the lake and its surrounding areas in a quest to develop meaningful and tangible results from their experiences.

The depth of Lake St Clair serves as the source of the Derwent River. The stunning environment of this part of Tasmania was shaped by glacial activity and a cold temperate climate.

It forms part of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park – a significant region of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area.

Glimpses into artists’ backgrounds and examples of their works that will be on display can be viewed in advance on the exhibition website, but to truly engage with the spirit of the display it is recommended to see it in the flesh at The Salamanca Arts Centre’s Long Gallery.

The centre is a unique and vibrant community of studios, galleries, venues, retail outlets and public spaces that make it Tasmania’s “Heart of the Arts”.

Osmosis Artists will be held for eight days until August 31 and if you are interested in knowing more, contact the arts centre directly via telephone or email, or view the website.Pebble Beach Lake St Clair

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