Events

A Curious Absence: Tasmanian Aborigines and the Colonial Landscape

Summary

The College of Arts, Law and Education is presenting two special events as part of the 2018 Hadley’s Art Prize Events

Start Date

8th Aug 2018 5:30pm

End Date

8th Aug 2018 7:00pm

Venue

George Cartwright Room, Hadley's Orient Hotel, Murray Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries - E: curator@hadleysartprize.com.au or T: 03 6237 2999

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According to early 19th-century landscape painters in Van Diemen’s Land, as Greg Lehman observes, Aboriginal people seem curiously absent. He terms it a ‘visual terra nullius’. What explains this absence, and is it accurate? Join Tasmania Book Prize winning author, Rebe Taylor as she leads Greg Lehman in conversation about his compelling research into colonial representations of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, which has resulted in the recently-opened National Gallery of Australia exhibition, The National Picture: the art of Tasmania’s Black War. This promises to be a lively discussion between two experienced speakers on the role of landscape painting in Australia’s frontier war and will offer a unique insight into The National Picture before it tours Tasmania in late 2018.

Speakers:

Rebe Taylor is a Senior Research Fellow at the College of Arts, Law and Education at the University of Tasmania. Her latest book is Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search for Human Antiquity (Melbourne Uni Press).

Greg Lehman observes that Aboriginal people seem curiously absent in early 19th-century landscape paintings. Join Tasmania Book Prize winning author, Rebe Taylor as she leads Greg in conversation about his compelling research into colonial representations of Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

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