Friday 5th October—Sunday 14th October | Kelly’s Garden and Sidespace, Salamanca Arts Centre

they tell you which rock they were and how they travelled so far  

Detail of process: Alana Rain Collins, Altered Shore, 2018, charcoal, sand, seaglass, shells, driftwood. Photograph by Josh Quigley

they tell you which rock they were and how they travelled so far brings together four women: Alana Collins, Jessica Quinnell, Gabbee Stolp and Caitlin Fargher (curator). These artists look to the past to untangle intricate narratives in poetic and sensitive ways within the confines of Kelly’s Garden, delving deep into the emotional and the elemental. A conversation emerges between the materials and personal histories, highlighting the importance of the personal within historical narratives of settlement, trauma and impact on landscapes.


By recognising that each chosen material has its own lineage and timeline, the artists weave a web of stories. It is within this silky, sticky web that we can begin to speculate on ways of understanding where we stand in relation to the place (nipaluna, muwinina Country) on which this space (Salamanca/Hobart) is built.

This project is part of the Artist/Curator Project in partnership with CONSTANCE and Salamanca Arts Centre, made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

CONSTANCE is an off-site, project based A.R.I based in nipaluna / Hobart. CONSTANCE is focused on creating critical dialogues and engagement within, and  beyond, the local Tasmanian arts community through supporting experimental and critical praxis.

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CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

Constance ARI 2018 program is assisted
through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..