Things I Once Knew: The Art of Patrick Hall

Opens 20-03-2015,  closes 30-08-2015

Argyle Galleries 1-3

PHThings I Once Knew is a survey exhibition of the work of Tasmanian artist and furniture maker Patrick Hall, representing the development of his artistic practice from the mid-1980s to the present.

Hall is best known for his elaborate, intricately crafted cabinets that use images, sculptural elements, models, found objects and text as vehicles for complex and layered narratives.

Hall's work has been built around humble objects and the histories, memories and stories they generate or evoke.

The exhibition includes 30 cabinets and other works, characterised by a high level of craftsmanship and the skilful manipulation and combination of both materials and associations.

See a video of the artist discussing some of his favourite works on TMAG's YouTube channel here.

Read the speech given by author Richard Flanagan at the opening of the exhibition in March 2015 here.

View the exhibition catalogue here.

This exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Image details: Patrick Hall, When They Lay Me Down, 2013