Devonport Regional Gallery

Life Lines: June Wilson

Life Lines: June Wilson

Exhibition Dates: 11 January – 9 February, 2020

June Wilson’s interest in the challenges facing multicultural families, particularly female members, emerged shortly after arriving in Tasmania, Australia as an impressionable 13-year-old. Relocating from another country, she was faced with overt and covert discrimination, despite herself being Caucasian and having a strong Tasmanian family heritage.

Pastel, which has a 300-year-old history in portrait art, is the chosen medium for these works where Wilson endeavours to sensitively portray women of different cultures and characteristics.

Image: June Wilson, Bryony, 2019, pastel on UART sanded paper