Patrick Hall exhibition video

Things I Once Knew: The Art of Patrick Hall has been delighting visitors to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) since March, and now those who haven't been able to make it to the museum can get a taste of the exhibition.

A new video of Patrick in the galleries talking with curator Peter Hughes has been produced, allowing viewers to get a more in-depth look at some of the artist's favourite works.

The video is a condensed version of the very popular gallery talks Patrick has conducted for visitors and other groups during the exhibition.

In it, he focuses particularly on the works Silent Recordings (2003), Stack (2005), Depth of Field (2014) and When My Heart Stops Beating (2011), and discusses how he enjoys using redundant technologies in his art practice.

The video is able to be viewed in the embedded link above, or on TMAG's YouTube channel here.

Things I Once Knew is a survey exhibition and represents the development of Patrick's artistic practice from the mid-1980s to the present.

Patrick is best known for his elaborate, intricately crafted cabinets that use images, sculptural elements, models, found objects and text as vehicles for complex and layered narratives.

His work has been built around humble objects and the histories, memories and stories they generate or evoke.

The exhibition includes 30 cabinets and other works, characterised by a high level of craftsmanship and the skilful manipulation and combination of both materials and associations. Read a speech given by author Richard Flanagan at the exhibition opening in March 2015 here.

Things I Once Knew is on show at TMAG until 30 August 2015 in Argyle Galleries 1-3.

The exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.