The Paint Pot

Cate Blackmore Art Tasmania

Archive for ‘December, 2014’

2014 – Passages

Passage: a journey by sea or air; a privilege of conveyance as a passenger


European history records Abel Tasman’s expedition of 1642, seeking the Great South Land. From that point in time, how many men, women and children have had passage along Tasmania’s coast; seen the granite, the sandstone and the dolerite columns from the sea, looking in. How many convicts, settlers, officers, merchants and now tourists have gazed upon the painted rocks, the luscious turquoise water and pristine white sand of land’s edge. How welcome was landfall…


(A tribute to the many ‘passengers’ who have sought to find a home in Australia)