From An Island South
Australian Landscape Exhibition

KUALA LUMPUR 2 February 2007 – In conjunction with MY.OZ, the Australian High Commission’s year-long cultural program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of relations between Australia and Malaysia, Wei-Ling Gallery and the Australian High Commission will hold an exhibition of Australian contemporary landscapes entitled From An Island South at Wei-Ling Gallery from 13 – 24 February 2007. The exhibition will be opened by HE Mr James Wise, Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, on Tuesday, 13 February at 7.30pm.

From An Island South is an exhibition featuring the work of prominent Australian artists, Julie Gough, David Keeling, Jonathan Kimberley, Bea Maddock, David Stephenson, Richard Wastell and Philip Wolfhagen. These artists pay tribute to the intense beauty of their homeland by bringing to life Tasmania’s dense forests, dramatic coastlines and rugged mountains.

Although each artist in From An Island South is passionate about the Tasmanian landscape, their works are more than representational depictions of a beautiful place. These artists have immersed themselves within the landscape for many years. Although Tasmania is the source upon which each artist’s work thrives, it might also be considered that the environment lives on in their work. They capture elements of a contemporaneous Tasmania and fix it in time, collectively creating a prism of responses from this unique southern island.

The tour of From An Island South is supported by the Asialink Centre of the University of Melbourne, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia and Devonport Regional Gallery of Tasmania.
Venue details:
Wei-Ling Gallery, No 8, Jalan Scott, Brickfields
Dates: 13 – 24 February
Weekdays, 12pm – 7pm
Weekends by appointment only

The Exhibition Curator, Ms. Jane Stewart, Director, Devonport Regional Gallery, will be in Kuala Lumpur from 8 – 13 February.