Melissa Smith

Bass Strait Circles, 2015

oil & ink on paper

76 x 163

From the artist

Deal Island is one of five islands that constitute the Kent Group, located in the middle of Bass Strait. Given their relative close proximity, it is surprising that even from the top of the lighthouse you never see the entire group at once – a variety of perspectives of both sea and land is always present. You can feel very small in this landscape, but also empowered by the spirit of place it exudes. This is a landscape of geographical grandeur, of history, of stories that get hold of you. It draws you back – full circle.

Artist background

Lives and works in Launceston, Tasmania. Exhibiting since mid-1990s including solo shows at Prot JAckso Press, Melbourne 2014; Devonport Regional Gallery 2013; & Sawtooth ARI, Launceston 2012

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart/Evandale.