View Port Arthur through the eyes of an artist

February 6, 2009

February’s Port Arthur Talk, titled “A full stop to the end of Empire”. will be presented next Wednesday by artist Susan Grant. A recent Arts Tasmania International Artist in Residence, Susan will discuss her experience of living and working at Port Arthur during November and December 2008 and showing new work made during this time based around the Separate Prison. She will also show previously made artworks which explore, through architecture and landscape, how intensive examples of community behave, communicate and evolve and the powers that control them.

Susan Grant is a Scottish artist who recently undertook a two month Arts Tasmania ‘Natural and Cultural International Residency’ at Port Arthur. Following a joint practical and theoretical M.A. Hons in Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art, Susan initiated and managed the curatorial and education programmes at Peacock Visual Arts Centre until 2004.

She has since developed her artistic practice of exhibitions, commissions and artistic residencies on a freelance basis. Recent projects include an international Triangle Arts Workshop on the Orkney Isles and a public art commission for Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. She was recently awarded a Scottish Arts Council Artists Award.

Her works often relate to the original purpose of a space and are made using a range of media, with an emphasis on photography and installation.

The work she made at Port Arthur is being shown from 7 – 28 February 2009 at Inflight Gallery , Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

Wednesday 11 February, 2009, 5.30 pm
At the Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room, Port Arthur Historic Site
For more information please call 6251 2324 or 6251 2300