Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Alderman Jock Campbell, the Mayor of Clarence, officially opened this interpretive exhibition last night in The Barn which is part of the Rosny Farm art and exhibition complex. He was joined by senior staff from the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office (TAHO), the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), other aldermen and interested members of the Clarence community.
The exhibition is part of the Clarence council’s 150 year sesquicentenary celebrations and is the result of a project run by Hunter Island Press which solicited old photographs from people in the community.
These photo were scanned and then turned into contemporary art images by seven HIP artists using digital technology
Although the exhibition is only on for one week (26-31 October) everyone agreed that it was a very successful project, that we learned a lot about the community where our studio is and expanded our working knowledge of digital printmaking.
HIP members also ran four free workshops on scanning techniques based on the processes used by TAHO which proved very popular
HIP acknowledges the support of Clarence Council, the Tasmanian Heritage and Archives Office and members of the community who provided us with the images for this project.