Port Arthur artist’s work on show

October 10, 2007


The Port Arthur Historic Site has enjoyed hosting US visual artist, Tia Factor, during September, and now Tia is offering the chance to view some of her work.

Tia has been interviewing visitors to the Site and painting what she refers to as ‘mental maps’, or landscapes that endeavor to show not the visual, every day reality of the world, but rather the landscape that is formed in the perceptions of the individual.

If it sounds a bit hard to grasp without seeing pictures, don’t worry. Tia has arranged an exhibition of some of the works she has made at Port Arthur in Hobart during October.

The show opens this Friday, 5 October, at Gallery 6a, at 6a Newdegate Street in North Hobart. The show continues until October 28.

Tia’s residency was made possible by Arts Tasmania’s International Natural and Cultural Residency Program, which offers low cost residencies for an individual or collaboration of practising artists working in any art form to develop their work in response to place in the environment of Tasmania. Residencies are available at Lake St Clair, Maria Island, King Island and Kings Bridge Gorge Cottage, as well as at the Port Arthur Historic Site.