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4 Mar 2023 – 21 May 2023

Local Sale residents will find something very familiar about the paintings of Tammy Honey. Based on the Sale street grid and surrounding environmental wetlands, Tammy creates her large-scale and immersive paintings from Google maps. In Mapping Place, she wanted to create something unique and relevant for local audiences.

Beneath Tammy Honey’s brightly-coloured, hard-edge paintings is a fascinating back story. For the past twenty-five years she has made work about memory and place framed by social issues, through various approaches to artmaking including painting, video, and installation. Tammy makes artworks in series, exploring particular themes around memory and place by translating data such as, in this case, online maps. As she writes of her work:

I conduct investigations that look at the cross-overs between memory and place through the process of data mapping and colour field painting. With this series, I have created a collection focusing on the Sale (Gippsland) township in and around Foster Street then onto the rivers around Clydebank, Riverside Reserve, and beyond. As a continuation of my existing practice where I have looked in recent studies at topographical placements of data through the subject, I seek to better understand this methodological process by wanting to develop new works that continue my interest in data mapping. In my practice, I have used non-representational forms through hard-edge abstraction that are then compiled onto canvas.

Tammy has exhibited and screened in numerous countries and venues including TATE Modern; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; ACMI, Melbourne; SCOPE Art Fair, and the Dundee Arts Centre, UK.

Adding to the experience of Mapping Place are additional QR codes with links to a soundtrack to accompany the paintings, a podcast in which Tammy talks about the works, and a virtual exhibition catalogue.

Tammy Honey
Data Scape 1,2002
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas (diptych)
170 x 340cm
Courtesy the artist. © The artist

Gallery Details

Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street
Sale VIC 3850
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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.