The People’s Library is a contemporary artwork with a uniquely Tasmanian library at its core. Over 150 authors bring this performance library to life through readings, discussions and live events. Join us throughout September where a groundswell of public telling awaits.
The Ross Bridge in Tasmania, with its 186 voussoirs carved in high relief, is unique in the world. In 1842, 12 characters carved into the stone are seen through the eyes of ticket-of-leave lag, Tom Herbert. He has walked to Ross to celebrate legendary sculptor, Dan Herbert’s, freedom. Memory of master mason, James Colbeck is being cast off. Architect, artist and convict superintendent, Charles Atkinson is dead, scorned and forgotten. He had arrived in 1833, seeking fame. Perhaps the bridge is a monument to his grandiose gothic vision. In The Ross Bridge: A Cast Of Characters, author Jennie Jackson unfolds the place, art and mystery of an unconventional historical narrative.
ACQUISITION COLOUR # 42. PLUM PURPLE †
is composed of Berlin blue, with much carmine red, a very little brown, and an almost imperceptible portion of black.
† adapted from Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours (1814)