Hint: to toggle between views on the Exhibitions homepage, use dropdown menu on far right. Once in week or month view, use the arrows on left to change date range.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Stephanie Tabram: The Good Year

September 24, 2021 - October 16, 2021

Stephanie Tabram, Wattle & Lamb, 2021. Acrylic on linen, 122 x 183cm (stretcher size). Courtesy: the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart.

Bett Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new works by artist Stephanie Tabram.

Stephanie Tabram’s 2021 exhibition The Good Year once again establishes her as one of Australia’s most collectable painters. For The Good Year, Tabram gifts us a selection of exquisite landscape paintings and still-life compositions that are fragile and complex as only Tabram’s works are.

The simplest of subjects can be the most darkly evocative, such as in Weightless: a collection of delicate flowers, rendered luminous against a velvety dark ground; a work that seems to speak directly to the still-life painting of the Dutch Golden Age. The reference, however, is short-lived as Tabram does not gilt her still-lives in colonial opulence. Though her paintings are undeniably rich they don’t speak loudly of material wealth. The subjects of Weightless, posing together as in a solemn tableau, are humble in their ornateness, there is joy in their coloured frills and folds but there is a dismantling in their spot-lit darkness. Far from a celebratory painting of conquest and lavishness, Weightless takes our gravity; it is the falling of night, the floating feeling that comes with the warming Spring. The complexity of this fragile portrait is furthered heightened by a new suite of landscape works—including the work from which the show takes its title—in which Tabram once again captures in the most spectacular light, farmed, worked, drought-affected, stolen, bought, sold and undeniably beautiful country. These paintings set loose what is so well contained in Weightless; solemnity and awe unravel wildly under Tabram’s heaving skies and we are invited to reflect. We can breathe in the perfect stillness of these works and grapple with the incredible sense that we are seeing forever, a single second.

Opening event: 24th September 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Follow this artist

Sign up to receive the latest updates on this artist including exhibitions, VIP previews, landmark events, news and milestones.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Details

Start:
September 24, 2021
End:
October 16, 2021

Organiser

Bett Gallery
Phone:
+61 3 6231 6511
Email:
info@bettgallery.com.au
View Organiser Website

Venue

Bett Gallery
Level 1/65 Murray St
Hobart, TAS Australia
+ Google Map

Details

Start:
September 24, 2021
End:
October 16, 2021

Organiser

Bett Gallery
Phone:
+61 3 6231 6511
Email:
info@bettgallery.com.au
View Organiser Website

Venue

Bett Gallery
Level 1/65 Murray St
Hobart, TAS Australia
+ Google Map