Talk to outline Port Arthur 10 Days on the Island role

September 4, 2006

A talk highlighting art that builds understanding will be presented by the head of the Tasmanian School of Art, Professor Noel Frankham, at Port Arthur on 13 September.

Prof Frankham will introduce an exhibition being developed for Ten Days on the Island, March 2007, which includes up to 27 artists developing work that interprets aspects of Port Arthur, its environment and community.

A collaboration between the University of Tasmania’s School of Art, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) and Ten Days on the Island, this exhibition will be the largest and most significant interpretation through visual art of an Australian historic site.

It will enrich public understanding and perception of Port Arthur as well as forging new relationships between the Peninsula community, artists and PAHSMA staff.

And, through a two-day symposium and the publication of a book, the project will foster and expand research into one of Australia’s most significant historic sites.

Everyone is welcome to the talk in the Junior Medical Officer’s conference room, Port Arthur Historic Site, at 5.15 p.m.