Painting the Past: Ruth Bosveld & Fiona Verdouw

Tuesday, 9 Apr 2024,
St David's Cathedral


This exhibition of oil paintings by local artists, Ruth Bosveld and Fiona Verdouw is the culmination of a 2-year long plein air (outdoor) painting project. Each artist aimed to interpret something of Tasmania’s historic, decommissioned churches, whilst also discovering and drawing attention to the stories behind each one.

Painting the Past brings these churches – many now re-purposed or standing empty – back into focus; capturing their features within distinctive, Tasmanian settings.

The collection of over 30 paintings will be on display from 9 April – 20 May in the Cloister of St David’s Cathedral. All paintings will be available for purchase.

Displays outlining the process of painting en plein air, as well as additional sketches and a brief history of each of the churches depicted truly brings this exhibition to life.

Official Opening:  Friday 12 April, 6pm

Join us to hear Ruth and Fiona’s insights into the art of plein air painting and more about the personal experiences that have shaped their artistic journeys and led them to create this unique collection of work.

St David's Cathedral


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