The following stories were ‘collected’ through a series of over-the-phone interviews that were transcribed and edited. In these tales, the participants generously gave insights into aspects of their lives that have shaped their ideas and their work. Together as a collection, they describe a range of people-and-place contexts that provide the deep rich humus from which their artwork continues to develop. These backgrounds offer a different kind of matrix than those offered by ‘art-world’ and art theory references; they reveal how concerns that have long played central roles in each artist’s life have been woven, through their work, into a language that is both deeply private and articulately public.

The Partnershipping Project is a Burnie Regional Art Gallery exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania. 

Burnie Regional Art Gallery is supported by the Burnie City Council and is assisted by Arts Tasmania through the Minister for the Arts.

Contemporary Art Tasmania is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program, the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the Contemporary Art Tasmania Exhibition Development Fund.