A new exhibition by Zoe Grey is showing at Despard Gallery, 1-26 April. Please note that there will be no public opening event scheduled due to COVID-19.

Despard Gallery is currently operating normal hours and Zoe’s exhibition will be available to view in person, 10 – 5 Monday to Friday and 10 – 4 Saturday. Entry to the space, social distancing and additional sanitisation will be closely managed, observing the most up to date advice from government departments, this currently limits numbers visiting the gallery at one time.

Anyone who would like a private viewing out of hours, please contact the gallery. You are also welcome to arrange a time to meet the artist in the gallery to discuss the work directly.

Zoe’s hard work and creative passion is unquestionably present in the strength and originality of the work. Please show your support by sharing her work through your online channels to enable her art to be enjoyed by as many people as possible!

Full catalogue available on request.

Thanks To A Place I Know by Zoe Grey

1 – 26 April 2020

Despard Gallery is excited to host the inaugural solo exhibition of emerging artist Zoe Grey. Images available here.

“My home, Marrawah, is on the far North-West tip of lutruwita/Tasmania. It is a raw and rugged place, open to the Southern Ocean and roaring winds. I grew up there, immersed in the land and the sea. When painting, I call out to my intimate experiences of that place; to the trees that bend in the strong westerly, to the distinct shape of the mountain, to the rough rocks I cross over to reach the sea and to the soft pigface that carpets the coast.

For now, I live away from Marrawah. As the distance between us grows, so too does my desire to reconnect, through gestures of paint, to my memories and understanding of that place. It is an evolving relationship, that Thanks to a place I know observes.

I pay my deepest respects to the traditional owners of the land my work was made on, nipaluna/Hobart, and the land my work is about, Marrawah. I acknowledge Preminghana, often portrayed in my paintings, as a place of great significance to Tasmanian Aboriginal people.” – Zoe Grey 2020

Zoe Grey is an artist from Marrawah, Tasmania. Her paintings explore a deep connection to home, translating the complexities of memory and place through bold gestural landscapes. Zoe graduated with First Class Honors from the University of Tasmania, School of Creative Arts and Media in 2018