Julie Payne

Night Passage, Cataract Gorge, 2016

scatchboard on compressed foam board (7 elements)

95 x 95cm

From the artist

I wanted to capture the fragility and vulnerability of humans within the deceptively powerful, beautiful and dangerous landscape of the Cataract Gorge. The boat symbolises the self as a singular entity adrift in unforgiving waters leading to unknown encounters. For many, myself included, the Gorge has also underpinned the passage of time between youth and adulthood. The play, the flirtation, the exploration – all laden with irresistible possibilities.

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.