17 February, 2023
Tiger highlight of exhibition
A LOCAL artist has bought the Tasmanian Tiger back to life using chicken wire, some spray paint and a whole lot of passion.
Tablelands Region Art Society artist Tamara Lay spent three weeks almost non-stop working on the sculpture now being displayed at the Tablelands Regional Gallery.
The art society put together the “Out of the Shadows” exhibition at the beginning of the month and Tamara knew a Tasmanian Tiger would suit the theme just right.
“I have always had an interest in them and I remember in 2017 when James Cook University students were doing some research on sightings up here in the north,” she said.
“It took about three weeks to get it done. I have been making sculptures out of chicken wire for a while.
“I started doing chicken wire art when I decided one day I wanted to make a chicken out of chicken wire – it wasn’t the best and looked like a lump of mess but after practice I perfected it and have made several chicken wire animals.”
Tamara’s sculpture and the “Out of the Shadows” exhibition will be open until Saturday 18 March at the Tablelands Regional Gallery – Open Tuesday to Fri-day 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm