Diane Allison

Shelter (after John Glover’s The Last Muster of the Aborigines at Risdon, detail 1836) , 2015

acrylic & Monopoly houses on paper

68 x 138

From the artist

John Glover’s work illustrates the landscape of the Derwent’s eastern shore and a gathering of the Indigenous population before their forced deportation to the Bass Strait islands. The site, referred to here as Risdon, is an area that has been used by local communities for thousands of years.  It is also the place of the first attempts at European settlement.  Risdon is part of the greater Hobart area and is indicative of the somewhat universal phenomenon of urban sprawl.

Artist background

Born Hobart 1966. Has exhibited jewellery and other artwork since 1998, including Design Island at TMAG Hobart and Object Sydney, 2004, New Jewellery from Tasmania touring to Singapore, Craft Victoria and Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart 2007; Fracture, TMAG. Finalist in Tidal 2014, Glover Prize 2014. Work held in TMAG and City of Clarence collections.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart.