QVMAG offers sneak peek at Grounded: Place is Space


Image: Ralf Haertel, Look into my world (detail), 2022.

Media release issued Friday 11 March 2022

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery's latest community exhibition — a dynamic exploration of Northern Tasmania's LGBTIQA+ and ally community — is set to open tomorrow, Saturday, 12 March.

Grounded: Place is Space is a community exhibition based on the theme of 'Place' for Northern Tasmania's LGBTIQA+ and ally community.

The exhibition features works from nearly 20 artists from across Northern Tasmania and the North West Coast, many of whom identify as queer or as allies of the queer community.

It includes craft works, photography, drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, mixed media and more. Co-curated by Amy Bartlett, Natasha Beattie and Craig Hislop, Grounded: Place is Space provides a platform for Northern Tasmanian LGBTIQA+ and allied emerging artists to share their work and further their artistic careers.

Ms Bartlett said the exhibition represented an opportunity to share the stories of Northern Tasmania's LGBTIQA+ communities and to see our region through their eyes.

'It's fantastic to see so many talented emerging artists featured within this community exhibition, and we're proud to be showcasing it at QVMAG,' Ms Bartlett said.

'This exhibition provides an opportunity for queer culture to be shared throughout our community, while discussing the limits of the LGBTIQA+ and ally community’s past, alongside perceptions of the future.

'With the many current social restrictions and barriers facing communities across the globe due to the pandemic, this exhibition explores the reconciliation of our connection to places and spaces within our communities.

'Throughout the exhibition we ask; how do we reconcile our relationships with places as spaces for doing and being, and what of ourselves have we found, or lost?'

Grounded: Place is Space will be on display at the Museum at Inveresk from Saturday, March 12, to Friday, July 3. Entry is free.