Outside Thoughts

Document Type

Creative work

Publication details

Cairns, M, Floyd, E, Mellor, D & Sylvester, D 2015, Outside Thoughts, curated by W Hill, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 19 March - 19 April.

Available on Open Access


Outside Thoughts centres on the issue of perspective in relation to Australian identity, in both a critical and geographical sense. The connection between aerial viewpoints and the national psyche – a feature of the history of Australian landscape painting – is used as a starting point for the exhibition. Responding to this idea in a broad sense, the participating Australian artists will adopt imagined ‘outside’ perspectives in their work, linking geographical representation with evocations of Australia’s cultural, historical and political character.