Shannon Smiley

Near Nanny Goat Lane, Battery Point, 2015

oil on canvas

176 x 153

From the artist

Utopia, translated from ancient Greek, can mean both ‘good place’ or ‘no place’. My iPhone told me I had completed 80,000 steps. I had walked towards Mount Wellington the first day, and through North Hobart, a little beyond and back. It wasn’t until the very last hours of my time exploring Hobart that, at the bottom of the steps of Nanny Goat Lane a little up the road, I found a wilderness resembling the ‘no place’ only held in the imagination.

Artist background

Winner of John Leslie Art Prize, Sale, Victoria 2014. Finalist in Metro Art Prize, Armadale, Victoria 2012.

Represented by Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne & Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide.