Communications & Media

Discover more about The Derwent with artists' floor talk

School of Creative Arts’ staff members Associate Professor David Stephenson and Dr Martin Walch will present a floor talk as part of their exhibition, The Derwent, at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).

Hydro Tasmania The Derwent Symposium will be held on Friday, 22 September at TMAG and will feature the artists in a floor talk before the symposium which will bring together artists, scientists and engineers to discuss issues relating to the River Derwent from a wide range of perspectives.

The Derwent exhibition features contemporary videos and photographs of the River Derwent by Stephenson and Walch, along with several historic panoramas and photographic works from TMAG’s collection.

The artists’ immersive videos and time-lapse photographs reveal the diverse environments and usages of the river – from the wilderness areas of the headwaters to Hydro reservoirs, industrial zones and the brightly lit banks of the city of Hobart.

To create this body of work, Stephenson and Walch collaborated over a five-year period and experimented with new photographic and audio visual equipment and techniques.

The artists’ research was supported by grants from the University and the Australian Research Council.

Further to the symposium, a Hydro Tasmania Family Day will be held at TMAG on Sunday, 8 October from 11am until 3pm.

The Derwent exhibition is on show at TMAG until Sunday, 5 November.

For more details on the symposium and exhibition visit

Published on: 13 Sep 2017 10:58am