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Grafted Landscape (Southern Tasmania), painting selected for the Glover Prize 2011


Haddon, N, Grafted Landscape (Southern Tasmania), painting selected for the Glover Prize 2011, Falls Park Pavillion, (John Glover Society), Evandale, 1, pp. 1 (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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If I am honest I would have to say that I am not sure how well the graft has worked. As a migrant to this island I have been grafted onto the rootstock of a Tasmanian family and place. Over the years the scion has fused with the rootstock but I am not clear what hybrid merging has occurred, what fruit I bring and what is welling up through me, something darker and older. I sympathise with John Glover. In his work I see the struggle between multiple, competing grafts each seeking to dominate the other. The work I am submitting contains, as it always does, traces of multiple landscapes, of merged heritage and complex histories. It should be labelled ‘Tasmanian’ as a mark of respect and to save confusion.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
UTAS Author:Haddon, N (Mr Neil Haddon)
ID Code:71279
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2011-07-13
Last Modified:2018-02-06

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