17-Feb-2014 - 17-Feb-2015
Alan Young : MAPPING NORTH HOBART
I have always been interested in the relationships between people and place and how these intersect with notions around mapping. I lived in North Hobart
for three years; in this work, the North Hobart area is my focus.
Some of the work captures moments and some of it tells stories. It is, in a sense, a visual diary and particular layers of colours and forms are chosen
to portray what I have documented.
Alan Young is a Hobart-based artist. His work is a cocktail of autobiographical and imagined themes rendered, often playfully, in paint. In 2005 he completed
a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania. Recent exhibitions include: Young and Modern, The Hughes
Gallery, Sydney (2013); Upbeat, 146 ArtSpace, Arts Tasmania, Hobart (2012); Two of My Favourite Things, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (2010)
and Something I Said, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne (2009).
Young was awarded the Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tasmania (2012) and a prestigious MONA Scholarship (2005/06). His work is
held in numerous collections including: the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania;
Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania; St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne as well as in private collections in Australia,
New Zealand and the United States of America.
Alan Young is represented by The Hughes Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney.
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