November 9 2018
A series of paintings in oil and mixed media, gathering together aspects of the Tasmanian environment that explores the closure of the Holocene epoch in Tasmania’s natural history.
Nightlands describes Tasmanian landscape obscured by darkness, past and current ecologies, life beneath the earth, and unseen energy in the biosphere. It’s about falling darkness as a metaphor to describe our last century of enduring verdure, untouched wilderness; the calm before the throes of ecological breakdown. Scientists have openly agreed that we have reached the end of the Holocene, a geological epoch describing a prolonged climatological calm and habitability, and the commencement of the Anthropocene – a new epoch where human expansion and development have disrupted the delicate climatological balance on which so much life relies.