Image: Derek Hart, Fleet, 2005. Photograph by Peter Robinson

28-Dec-2005 - 08-Jan-2006

DOCKWORKS

MICHAEL SCHLITZ, ELIZABETH DAY, ALICIA KING, ANTHONY JOHNSON, DEREK HART

location: hobart waterfront

DOCKWORKS is a CAST Gallery off-site project in partnership with Hobart City Council and Tasmanian Ports Authority. Five artists were selected to install works around the docks of Hobart as part of Hobart Summer festival.

Elizabeth Day's work The Origin of Ideas seeks to uncover and document the behind the scenes processes of artists, scientists, writers, architects and others who work in the Sullivan's Cove dockland area via a video work presenting images from working diaries presented in a shipping container.

Derek Hart's installation Fleet explores ideas of water-bound groupings of vessels where the smooth white reflective surfaces of ceramic sinks echo those of the white hulls of boats.

Anthony Johnson's installation Too much of a good thing offers an absurd imitation of the density of people, activities and consumption we usually associate with summer holidays and festivals.

Alica King's A Friendly Stranger turns our attention to a marine environment and its potential inhabitants.

Michael Schlitz's work Lamb ponders the early years of exploration in the southern ocean when shipwrecked sailors looked to seals as a food source, calling it lamb to remind them of home.

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