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Today we’re at home with Hobart Collector Jo Marshall. “Following my return to Hobart in 2015 after many years living and collecting in Melbourne, I became involved in philanthropy for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery,” says Jo. “As a Board Member of the TMAG Foundation I established the Contemporary Art Fund, which raises funds for the purchase of contemporary art for the gallery.”
In the study hangs Stephen Bush’s The Lure of Paris, 1994. “My late partner David Grant, fell in love with this work at the very first exhibition in this ongoing repetitive series. It is both monumental and sentimental in my life and always takes pride of place in my homes. It’s a great working from home setting.”
A view from desk includes Joan Ross, M’lady Ikebana, 2015, purchased from Bett Gallery in Hobart. “Joan Ross’ sharp witted satires on colonial Australia have great appeal and I especially love the references to John Glover’s trees in this work.” On the floor is Tim Jones’ Pup. Jones is represented by Australian Galleries.
In the Entrance Hall hangs Tomislav Nikolic’s I’ve got something to say about it, 2017. Purchased from Fox Jensen Gallery at Sydney Contemporary 2017. “Six doorways lead into this hallway. At any hour the golden glow of this work, with its tinted halo, casts a glorious shadow,” says Jo.
In the Hall sits Troy Emery’s Pink collared golden pup, 2018. “What can I say, irresistible!” Emery is represented by Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney. On the wall is Laura Hills’ Translucent Time #1, 2015, purchased from Bett Gallery, Hobart.
Above the fireplace in the sitting room is Bill Henson’s Untitled1985/86/2009 7/12. Purchased form the Centre for Contempoary Photography Fundraiser Exhibition in 2009. Henson is represented by Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.
By the bookcase hangs Neil Haddon’s We’ll bring our own sex 2017, purchased from Bett Gallery, Hobart. “The technique of layering oil, enamel and digital print makes a glorious picture.”