Getaway

Maz Dixon

PENNY CONTEMPORARY

27 Tasma Street, North Hobart, TAS

5 – 23 February, 2021

Getaway

“Getaway is a continuation of my interest in how the Australian landscape is depicted through souvenir imagery such as postcards and tourist brochures. Toying with the conventions of these materials – putting a figure just a bit higher above the landscape, emptying the swimming pool, beach balls as harbingers if the uncanny – the atmosphere shifts from wholesome fun to mild discomfort. It felt a bit odd painting such images in a time where travel in the last year has been so radically restricted. During the last year of fire and plague I found myself listening to podcasts less in the car and more in the studio. Narrations of weird and fake histories, paranormal tales and creepy folktales started to find their way into Getaway, a testament to the shifting reality we find ourselves in.
– Maz Dixon


Exhibition opening:

Friday, 5 February @ 5.30pm

Exhibition runs:

5 – 23 February, 2021

Please visit:

www.mazdixon.com