Ilona Schneider: Landmarks

‘Landmarks’ investigates the historical footprint of industry and technology, as well as human habitation, on Tasmania’s landscape. Austrian-born, Hobart-based artist, Ilona Schneider focuses her lens on Hydro-electric power generation schemes and mining operations against the natural, rugged terrain to create haunting yet beautiful imagery. Her topographical photographs depict sleepy mining towns surrounded by dammed lakes and abandoned machinery, pits and pipes, and raises questions about our personal and social responsibility in environmental change.

Ilona Schneider, King Billy Pipe, 2012, Giclée print, 85 x 55.6cm
Courtesy the artist and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Until 7 October, 2018
Tasmania