Exhibition: Without a Sound – Melissa Smith: 2021 Solo Commission

Devonport Regional Gallery

Without a Sound



16 October – 27 November 2021
Main Gallery

Over many years, Melissa Smith has been drawn to the landscape of Lake Sorell on Tasmania’s central plateau, due to the solitude it offers. This exhibition of prints depicts Smith’s response to this particular landscape’s whispers. This environment provides a sense of quietness, layered in its own history and stories. Smith finds a unique sense of self-awareness is realised in such places which emanates a sense of life and hope within our ever-changing world that balances on a tipping point. A soundscape accompanies the exhibition, created from recordings by artist Jay-Dea Lopez on site at Lake Sorell.

Image details: Melissa Smith, Desire of returning II, 2021, intaglio collagraph, 76cm x 56 cm, edition of 4


Opening by Dr Jan Hogan, Head of Art Discipline, School of Creative Arts and Media, College of Arts, UTAS: Friday 15 October at 6pm

Floor talk with Melissa Smith: Friday 29 October at 2pm

These are free events, but numbers are limited. RSVP is essential to artgallery@devonport.tas.gov.au

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Oct 16 2021 - Nov 27 2021


Main Gallery - paranaple arts centre