Taking place surrounded by the exhibition Landmarks, join artists Ilona Schneider and Raymond Arnold in a discussion on art, environment and society with Professor Jeff Malpas.

Mediator: QVMAG Visual Arts and Design Curator Ashleigh Whatling
Speakers: Professor Jeff Malpas, Raymond Arnold and Ilona Schneider

Raymond Arnold is one of Australia’s most renowned print makers. Based in Queenstown, Ray focuses his practice on the landscape surrounding the northwest region and mentors many artists through his studio. He is held in all major Australian public collections and has exhibited widely both nationally and overseas.

Jeff Malpas is Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania. Although trained as a philosopher, Prof Malpas works across a range of discipline including the creative arts, architecture, and geography. Most of his books, and many of his essays, explore the nature and significance of place (as well as it connection to space and time), arguing for the intimate belonging together of human beings with the places they inhabit.

Ilona Schneider, a renowned Austrian visual artist now based in Hobart, is fascinated by Tasmania’s landscape as a setting for technology and industry, as well as human dwelling. In trying to make sense of our vast and foreign scenery, Schneider has focussed her lens on Hydro-electric schemes and mining operations against the beauty of the west’s rugged terrain. The collection shows sleepy mining towns surrounded by dammed lakes and abandoned machinery, pits and pipes. Through the exhibition, Schneider raises questions about our personal and social responsibility in environmental change.

Free entry but please register your attendance here:

Please note places are limited.

Saturday, 21 July 2018 | 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Queen Victoria Art Gallery, 2 Wellington Street, Launceston 7250
QVMAG Visual Arts and Design Curator Ashleigh Whatling