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Kim Bailey

We live in a world where being “alone together” is a common experience for many – over half the global population own a smartphone and connect with others remotely. In contrast, Imagined Landscapes: Bonds of Nostalgia is a painterly investigation into how stories of landscape, family and community can be communicated as “a good life” characterised by dependable relationships.

These paintings convey the perception of a good life experienced in the remote mining town where I grew up. They depict my recollections of Queenstown, lutruwita/Tasmania, a copper mining town, and my emotional bond to this community. Copper becomes the material of connection.

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