Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Material Girl

The pictures above are from the extremely succesful Material Girl Remnants exhibition which opened recently at the King Island Cultural Centre.

Fiveteen local women artists exhibited a number of works on King Island in an offshoot of the Material Girl exhibition in mainland Tasmania.

Three exhibits from King Island were accompanied by two of the artists on their journey from King Island to the exhibition in Launceston where they were very well received and also made to feel very welcome.

This is the second time that King Island has staged it's own offshoot-show as part of the Ten Days On The Island Festival and has been welcomed by locals and those farther away.

Sally Marsden has reported back to Tas Regional Arts that King Islanders feel more connected with Tasmania by doing this and the organisers of Ten Days On The Island have in turn passed on their sense of excitement at the innovative way in which local artists have dealt with their geographic isolation.

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