Linda Keough

Identity, 2015

oil on linen

150 x 135

From the artist

When colonisation found its way to Tasmanian shores, it brought with it arrogance, brutality, and imposed non-traditional attitudes on its indigenous inhabitants, and its flora and fauna. It brought foreign objects, alien clothing, and forced displacement, with the intention to ‘civilise’. Looking back at Tasmania’s past, through written word and early photography, the incongruous images of European influence are a reminder of the necessity to maintain identity, and more importantly... to allow others to do the same.

Artist background

Born in New Zealand 1961. Lives and works in Longford, Tasmania. Exhibiting since 2004. Winner Border Art Prize, Gold Coast 2009 & Stanthorpe Art Acquisition Prize 2006. Finalist in Waterhouse 2012.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Evandale & Hobart.