TAS­MA­NIA

The Australian - - ARTS -

EX­HI­BI­TION

The Na­tional Pic­ture: The Art of Tas­ma­nia’s Black War There are sev­eral im­por­tant sets of work in this fine and schol­arly ex­hi­bi­tion that tell a story all the more mov­ing for be­ing pre­sented with­out overt breast­beat­ing. The facts speak for them­selves more ef­fec­tively than any­thing else. And the peo­ple live for us in the sym­pa­thetic and vivid por­traits by John Glover, Thomas Bock and John Skin­ner Prout: not types but in­di­vid­u­als over­taken by his­tory and stranded in ex­ile at the end of their lives.

CHRISTO­PHER ALLEN

Tas­ma­nian Mu­seum and Art

Gallery. Dunn Place, Ho­bart. Daily, 10am-4pm. Free event. In­quiries: (03) 6165 7000 or on­line. Un­til Sun­day.

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