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 The Art Society of Tasmania Inc.                      (Lady Franklin Gallery closed due to COVID-19)                     Ancanthe Park, 268 Lenah Valley Road, Lenah Valley, Tasmania 7008


Ancanthe Park
268 Lenah Valley Road
PO Box 403
Lenah Valley
Tasmania 7008


Patron: Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania
Vice Patrons: Hobart Lord Mayor, Anna Reynolds and Mr Rob Valentine MLC

Exhibition Hours
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HomeExhibition - 202208 - Luke Wagner

Invited Artist Exhibition
Waiting For Light

An exhibition of artwork by Luke Wagner

"My exhibition has formed after spending time at Woolmers Estate near Longford in Northern Tasmania. I was first attracted by the landscape and the history of the Archer family but after a time I found that the light was what spoke to me most. I understood that it was more productive to sleep with a lazy eye on the window waiting for the light to invite the possibility of a painting and then entering the landscape at the right time.

There will be 12 paintings all 82 x 122cm. I call them Tone Poems - but each will have its own title. Simple paintings with low saturation - dusk and dawn. It is interesting that Thomas Archer built an upstairs suite for Sir John and Lady Franklin to have accommodation at Woolmers. I don’t think it was ever used by them but their legacy on the estate exists and having now lived at Government House for the past 10 years I feel the Franklins’ legacy as well.

Lady Franklin Gallery
6th - 28th August 2022.
11am - 4pm Sat and Sun.

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The Art Society of Tasmania Inc., Ancanthe Park, 268 Lenah Valley Road, Lenah Valley, Tasmania 7008.    ABN 73 537 464 400