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"My home, Marrawah, rests on the far Northwest coast of lutruwita/Tasmania. It’s a remote and rugged place, exposed to big swells and roaring winds. I grew up there, immersed in the land and sea; surfing, swimming, diving, fossicking on the beach,  wandering  through  the  coastal  scrub,  dealing with  the  isolation  and  watching the wild weather. 

For now, I live on the southern end of the island, in nipaluna/Hobart.  As I spend time  away  from  Marrawah,  a desire  to  understand  my  evolving  relationship  to  home deepens.  Return, Recall  employs  memory,  familiarity  and  knowing  to  re-­‐present a very felt experience of place, in visual form. I engage with this process as  a  way  to  access, maintain  and  nurture  a  connection  to  place.  I  recall  -­‐ the  presence of Preminghana, the endemic Netley Bay gums, the dried bull kelp on weathered rocks, the swell lines that match the arc of the bay -­‐ and I return. 

I  pay  my  deepest  respects  to  the  traditional  owners  of the  land  my  work  was  made  on  the  Muwinina  people  of nipaluna/Hobart,  and  the  Peeraper  people  of Marrawah. I acknowledge the beautiful mountain, Preminghana, often portrayed in my paintings, as a place of great significance to Tasmanian Aboriginal people."  

Zoe Grey



Zoe Grey is an emerging contemporary painter who grew up in Marrawah, a remote coastal town on the far North-west tip of lutruwita/Tasmania, Australia. A raw and rugged place, Marrawah faces west, welcoming giant swells and roaring winds straight out of the Southern Ocean. Zoe’s intimate lived experience of this unique landscape and her deep, evolving relationship to that place, informs her painting practice.


Zoe graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Tasmania, School of Arts and Media in 2018. She has exhibited nationally and her work is held in private collections around Australia. She is currently based in nipaluna/Hobart, working out of the Artist Run Initiative Good Grief Studios.


November 2018 – First Class Honours Fine Arts, School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania. 
November 2016 -­‐ Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania. 

Solo Exhibitions 

February 2021 – Return, Recall, AK Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, NSW  
April 2020 – Thanks to a Place I Know, Despard Gallery, Hobart. 
June 2018 – Where I am, Who I am, Little Gallery, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, Tasmania. 
April 2017 – Into the West, Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.  
February 2017 -­‐ PLACE, Time Out on Emmett, Smithton, Tasmania. 
July 2016 – 17 Days of Home, RAMP, Tasmanian College of the arts, Hobart. 

Group Exhibitions 

December 2020 – Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. ~ August 2020 – Circular Head Arts Festival, Smithton, Tasmania, Australia.  

March 2020 – Modern Love, AK Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, NSW. 
January 2020 – Frontlines, Salamanca Art Center, Hobart. 
December 2019 -­‐ Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart. 
October 2019 – Burnie Shines Featured Artists, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie. 
June 2019 – Mermaides in the Basement, Good Greif Studios, Hobart. 
April 2019 – Young Blood, Despard Gallery, Hobart. 
April 2019 – Good Grief Grand Opening, Good Greif Studios, Hobart. 
December 2018 – Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart. 

November 2018 – Graduation Exhibition, School of Creative Arts, Hobart. ~October 2018 – Not Another Landscape, Gallery by Joshua, Hobart. 
August 2018 – WIP Honors Exhibition, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart. 
December 2017 – Pop Up Gallery Marrawah, Green Point, Marrawah. 
December 2017 – Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart. ~January 2017 -­‐ New Artists at the Henry Jones, The Packing Room, Hobart. ~November 2016 -­‐ ACOC (Without a K) with Tim Steiner, Red Shed, Hobart. ~November 2016 – Graduation Exhibition, School of Creative Arts, Hobart. ~October 2016 – Here nor There, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart. 
August 2015 – Apophenia, Second Year Painting exhibition, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart. 


November 2019 -­‐ Finalist, Henry Jones Art Prize, The Packing Room, Hobart. ~October 2019 – Finalist, RACT Tasmanian Portraiture Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart. 
June 2019 – Finalist, Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens. ~November 2018 – Finalist, Henry Jones Art Prize, The Packing Room, Hobart ~August 2016 – Finalist, Birhcalls Contemporary Art Prize, Academy Gallery, Launceston. 

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