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Frost, RE, Place of Residence, Carnegie Gallery, Hobary City Council, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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Copyright 2011 Ruth Frost


In 2009 Dr Ruth Frost was invited to photograph at Oak Lodge (an historic home at Richmond) as part of Ten Days on the Island. Initially drawn to the stories of some of the more celebrated occupants, over time she became more interested in the house itself. The richness and variety of its history emphasised the perception of a transient human presence and the interior space of the house became her focus. She continued this approach using the physical character of interior space to evoke memory and a sense of the ephemeral as the project expanded to include the historic properties of Home Hill, Franklin House, Clarendon House, Runnymede, (all managed by the National Trust in Tasmania) and Steppes Cottage. Light animates these interiors. Frost uses it as a metaphor for the lives and memories confined within the house itself and as a way of bringing these two realities together.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:Photographs, Place of Residence, Ruth Frost
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Photography, video and lens-based practice
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Frost, RE (Dr Ruth Frost)
ID Code:81433
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2012-12-05
Last Modified:2018-03-22

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