Spirituality in place: capturing the essence of North Queensland through painting

Cheshire, Barbara, and Daniel, Ryan (2016) Spirituality in place: capturing the essence of North Queensland through painting. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 15 (1). pp. 1-14.

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For centuries, artists have been inspired by place. This perception and awareness of place can also involve a spiritual connection. Artists from both Aboriginal culture and white settlement in Australia have painted works which reveal a deep spiritual connection to place. One of the geographical areas that has inspired several artists is North Queensland, which offers a rich tapestry of dry and wet tropical environments. This article considers an historical overview and deconstructs the work of four contemporary painters (Firth-Smith, Silver, Watson, and Cheshire) who have been inspired by the place that is North Queensland, in order to consider the ways in which their work reveals a spiritual connection to place.

Item ID: 45109
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-2940
Keywords: Tropics, artists, painters, North Queensland, spirituality
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Paper presented at the Tropics of the Imagination Conference, 17 September 2015, Cairns, QLD.

Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 02:01
FoR Codes: 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360602 Fine arts @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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