Hazards to Hartz – An Accessible Journey
Exhibition by Barbara Tassell – May 2015
“My work for this exhibition is based on images taken on Tasmania’s East coast – from the Hazards on Freycinet Peninsula to the Hartz Mountains, with diversions to Mount Wellington and my home island of Bruny. These are areas I love because of their diverse colours, shapes and textures, their extensive wildlife, particularly the birds, and their accessibility to a wide range of people. Whilst not remote wilderness, each of these places can be as challenging as any when the weather breaks or you take the path less trodden.
Although based on photographs, my work strays from the photographic image into something perhaps more mysterious as I bring together fragments from many images. Whilst I would like each print to retain some of the nature of the original environment, I hope the way I have put them together might encourage people to think of the many layers that are present not only in our natural environments but in all aspects of our lives.”