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Tasmanian talent shines in Limited Edition exhibition

Limited Edition 2018

The unique creations of local artisans have been celebrated in the latest exhibition to open at Burnie’s Makers’ Workshop.

Presented as part of Burnie Shines, Limited Edition is the annual showcase of work crafted by members of the University of Tasmania’s Makers’ program.

Fifteen North-West artists are exhibiting work inspired by and interpreting the theme ‘lost in a forest.’

Cradle Coast campus Arts and Public Programs Coordinator Joanna Gair said the exhibition was a special event for the community to experience, as well as the Makers involved.

“Makers are encouraged to collaborate with other artists, consider new material choices and try innovative techniques. The goal of the exhibition is to make a small edition of their product which is signed and certificated,” Ms Gair said.

“This year’s brief prompted artists to explore their interpretations of what a forest is – and the results are very special indeed.

“Works include hand enamelled pieces of jewellery by Annie Desantis bejewelled with the poetry of Pablo Neruda, spice grinders made from wild-formed tree limbs by Bruce Hays, and paper collage work inspired by the Tarkine created by Suzanne Hennessey.”

Limited Edition will continue in the Makers’ Space Gallery, Makers’ Workshop until Tuesday, 6 November, with all pieces available for purchase.

The other exhibiting artists are: Jan Suter, Julie Irvin, Joan Kelly, Evelyn Antonysen, Anthony Smith, Emma Smith, Rasa Dunlop, Bobbie Watts, Sue Holm, Gail Hart, Aurore McLeod and Lucia Leon.

Pictured: University of Tasmania Maker Aurore McLeod

Published on: 12 Oct 2018 10:04am