15 November – 13 December 2019

Veronica Kent: Island

Just over a year ago Kent relocated from Brunswick to Bruny Island—off Tasmania’s south-east coast—to take up residence in, and restore a century-old farmhouse. Living on remote Bruny Island Kent has found herself, not surprisingly, more attuned to the natural environment. Her willingness to trust in beauty, imagination and the elemental forces of nature has markedly increased. The body of new work Kent has created for Island comprises stained glass, digital prints and sculptural assemblages made of brass, wood, iron and shells; reflecting the artist’s closer engagement with the landscape, dreams and stories that surround her.

A year on an island
Building a house
Milling timber
Foraging for food
Listening to stories
Working with what’s to hand