Alyce Bailey

The Sins of the Fathers, 2017

pen & shotgun holes on linen

82 x 102 cm

From the artist

Having moved to Tasmania as a child, I was entranced by the unique and magnetic energy of the landscape. However, as I have learned of the brutal and destructive acts of history, towards both the indigenous population and to the thylacine, my eyes were opened and my perception altered. And yet, despite the loss and the destruction, I am able to more fully see the beauty of what remains, of the traditions that are still today being passed down from mother to daughter,and to understand the sacredness of the traditions of those who first dwelt here.

Artist background

Lives and works in Launceston. Exhibiting sinece 2011 primariy in Tasmania including Bay of Fires Art Prize and RACT Youth Portraiture Prize. Highly commended in Bay of Fires Art Prize 2012.

Represented by Handmark Gallery Evandale & Hobart