Place of Being

An exhibition by Louise Daniels

Saturday 1 June – Sunday 21 July 2024, Hive Tasmania, Ulverstone Cultural Centre

Does our experience and relationship with a place impact our state of being there?

Louise Daniels explores this question in her exhibition Place of Being.

Born and raised in Ulverstone, Daniels has strong familial links to this area from both her parents. Among her ancestors is her maternal great-grandfather, GP Taylor, who recorded much of this area’s history in his considerable collection of photographs. On her father’s side are the earliest settlers in the Latrobe area, the Aboriginal Briggs/Johnson family, descended from Woretemoeteryenner and Mannalargenna of Tebrakunna of the far north-east of Loetrouwitter/Tasmania.

These strong, local family connections inform Daniels’ sense of identity, belonging, and how she experiences life in this area. Her Palawa ancestry goes back tens of thousands of years and is a profound factor. Other forebears contributed to the settlement of the North West Coast and built the places Daniels occupies now.

The physical place and its beauty is a strong influence on Daniels’ sense of being. Very much a coastal, salt-water person, Daniels pines for the coast when she is far away. Stands of coastal tea trees, Bass Strait, and the mountain ranges feature often in her landscape paintings and drawings.

This is a wide-ranging exhibition of works which explores, interprets, and re-presents stories of ancestry, the female existence, and this place.

Louise Daniels Visual Arts
Louise Daniels Visual Arts

Louise’s Art Practice

My art practice incorporates drawing, painting, and wire sculpture.

My landscapes celebrate the colours, land-forms and watercourses of beautiful North Western Tasmania where I grew up and currently live. As a Palawa woman I feel a strong family connection with this place and I express this personal connection through my paintings. Much of my work features the rolling, multi-coloured farmlands around Forth with the Dial Range to the west or the Great Western Tiers soaring up in the east. I also make figurative aluminium wire sculpture and enjoy creating sculptural narratives.


Louise Daniels Drawings


Louise Daniels Drawings


Louise Daniels Drawings