ARTBOX presents: On The Waterfront – an arts, crafts and culture clash that explores the Huon River’s continuing influence on makers and artists. The exhibition sees works from experts across many different fields and will feature river-inspired artworks alongside examples of maritime craft that reflects Franklin’s waterfront history.
Work on the waterfront can be seen on two levels, firstly where the efforts have a tangible result, images are sketched onto paper, wood is carved, cut and shaped, rope or grass is knotted, iron is forged, fabric is woven and stitched, and piece by piece, a vessel comes into being, or an artwork is created.
But there is also an intangible connection, where the work echoes practices that have continued through the centuries and represent a link to the river’s maritime and cultural heritage. These works maintain a connection to the past yet places them in context for today, kept alive by the current generation of makers.
The river and its strong connection to boat builders, restorers, historians, craft specialists and visual artists lies at the core of the exhibition, linking our maritime and cultural history to Franklin’s continued renown as a working waterfront precinct.
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