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they tell you which rock they were and how they travelled so far




Dates: Opening 4th October 5.30 – 8pm (Formalities at 6)
Run 5th – 14th October 10-4pm daily

Artist Talk 13th October 3 – 4.30pm


Location: Kelly’s Garden and Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

Curated by Caitlin Fargher

With Alana Collins, Jessica Quinnell and Gabbee Stolp

they tell you which rock they were and how they travelled so far brings together four women: Alana Collins, Jessica Quinnell, Gabbee Stolp and Caitlin Fargher (curator). These artists look to the past to untangle intricate narratives in poetic and sensitive ways within the confines of Kelly’s Garden, delving deep into the emotional and the elemental. A conversation emerges between the materials and personal histories, highlighting the importance of the personal within historical narratives of settlement, trauma and impact on landscapes.

By recognising that each chosen material has its own lineage and timeline, the artists weave a web of stories. It is within this silky, sticky web that we can begin to speculate on ways of understanding where we stand in relation to the place (nipaluna, muwinina Country) on which this space (Salamanca/Hobart) is built.


This project is part of the Artist/Curator Project in partnership with CONSTANCE and Salamanca Arts Centre, made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

Image: Detail of Gabbee Stolp, Comforting the Heaviness (stone blanket), 2018, silk noil, cotton, found stones from Kelly’s Garden. Photograph by Tim Panaretos