Marcus Tatton at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Exhibition 24th March 2013 – 23rd March 2014
A series of land based sculpture environments have been installed in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens from December 2012 through to late March 2013. International Award winning sculptor Marcus Tatton continues his enquiry into the interface between humans and the natural world using natural and mixed media in 8 large scale, site specific land works.
Tatton has been carting his sculptural armatures from Tasmania to National Sculpture Awards and Forums in Australia and overseas for 9 years to date, often building his exhibits on site, but this is his first comprehensive exhibition of this genre on his home turf.
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has provided expertise and infrastructure throughout the project. Ten Days on the Island has supported the noted international curator and sculptor Peter Lundberg to travel from Vermont, USA to work with Tatton on this exhibition.
Installation of the sculptural environments at the RTBG invites audiences to informally dialogue with Tatton about the notion of ‘Comfort’ and how our expectations of physical ease impact upon our natural world.
Tatton is staging a series of sculpture workshops for school groups at the Gardens during the exhibition. Please email Marcus for further information.
Opened by the Premiere of Tasmania, Lara Giddings as a Ten Days on the Island festival event on 24th March 2013.
The Exhibition is in place until 23rd March 2014.