A Shipwrecked Life

A Shipwrecked Life

A Shipwrecked Life

13 September 2019 to 15 February 2020.

Jorgen Jorgenson

“Explorer, Revolutionist, Protector of Iceland, Humanist, Preacher, Author, Gambler, Dispenser of Medicine, Diplomatic Agent, Sailor, Captain, Saviour, Political Prisoner, Exile, Convict, Editor, Colonial Constable, Deluded Dipsomaniac.”

“The most interesting human comet in history.” - Marcus Clark

Caroline Amos retraces the colonial Tasmanian journeys of Jorgen Jorgenson through a series of visual narratives. She scoured historic townships and cemeteries throughout the state to obtain graphite rubbings from headstones of people connected to Jorgensen.

Jorgensen left no physical footprint other than the written word. Through a series of visual 'relics' the artist aims to illustrate the stories of those connections.

Artwork and illuminations of Jorgenson’s life form part of an exhibition that will be on display at the Allport Gallery from 13 September 2019 to 15 February 2020.

Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Libraries Tasmania,
Ground Floor, 91 Murray Street,
Hobart, Tasmania 7000.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 2.00pm
Sunday and public holidays - closed

Check out our past exhibitions on flickr