Julie Payne

Learning to Swim, 2015

pencil, paper, mixed media on paper

120 x 75

From the artist

If we embrace the philosophy that we are the river that runs through us, we are encoded with the landscape in which we were originally immersed. The Cascade River flowed through the unique, beautiful and freezing swimming pool at Derby. Swimming in the river meant submerging in history, and its surrounding flora and fauna. This work seeks to capture the stillness and memory of a place that no longer exists. This is the landscape I carry with me. The tiny red square marks where I would usually venture to in this huge pool.

Artist background

Lives and works in Hobart. Has exhibited in many solo and collaborative exhibitions within Tasmania and nationally since the 1980s. Finalist in Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarart Art Gallery 2014; & Waterhouse 2012 & 2011. Artist residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland 2013.

Represented by Handmark Gallery Hobart/Evandale.