The Wild River
Originally a graduate from Canberra School of Art, Lougher has worked in art education and her own practice for many years, relocating to Tasmania in 2005.
She has an extensive exhibition profile , winner 2010 Tasmanian Art Award and outstanding finalist list from major national art awards including Portia Geach Memorial, Glover, Lloyd Rees, Geelong Contemporary, NSW Parliament Plein Air Award, Wollongong, Paddington Art Prize. Lougher has pursued travel and residencies in Australia, Europe and Asia, most recently 2016 Varanasi on River Ganges.
Lougher's body of work comes directly from this residency which parallels the Ganges and the Derwent, rationalising the immediacy of India, the frenetic colour and cultural rhythms Hindu traffic trade to the night day bird sky cycle of the Derwent, and at the same time the beauty and timelessness of both rivers.
Opening speaker Margaretta Pos Master of Arts in Indian history from the School of Oriental and African Studies , University of London; former senior reporter with the Mercury, specialising in arts coverage; now a freelance journalist and author.
'Margaretta is the author of Mrs Fenton’s Journey, India and Tasmania 1826 to 1876, published in 2014, and Shadows in Suriname - an unknown country in South America - published last year.
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