Jon Cattapan, Adam Lee, Clare Milledge, Nell, Jason Phu, Heather B. Swann & Jake Walker
9 June – 18 June 2023


STATION is delighted to present an off-site exhibition in nipaluna/Hobart at SOCIAL. Held over ten days in the middle of June, midwinter in the southern hemisphere, the curated group exhibition takes inspiration from the traditions and rituals associated with the winter solstice.

The word ‘solstice’ comes from the Latin ‘sol’ (sun) and ‘sistere’ (to stand), translating literally to the day the sun stands still. Marking the darkest and longest night of the year, winter solstice is often considered a time of reflection, and also of transformation, as the days slowly begin to lengthen and brighten again towards summer. Many cultures throughout history have celebrated the solstice as both a symbolic death of the moon, and a rebirth of the sun.

The creative potential that exists between opposites – dark and light, moon and sun, birth and death – is explored in many of the works included in the exhibition, in celebration of the cycle of life and the full spectrum of human experience.


Salamanca Art Centre
67 Salamanca Place

Opening: Friday 9 June, 5.00–8.00pm

Artist talks: Saturday 10 June, 2.00–3.00pm

Open Hours
Thursday–Monday, 10am–5pm
or by appointment

Installation Views


Jake Walker
194 2022
oil on canvas, glazed ceramic
41.0 x 47.0 cm

Jake Walker
187 2021-2022
oil on linen, glazed ceramic
64.0 x 45.0 cm

Heather B. Swann
Luna 2022
ink on paper
59.0 x 75.5 cm

A Year On Earth 2011
enamel on New Zealand kiln dried pine
203.0 x 76.0 cm

The ghost who walks will never die 2023
2 parts; hand-blow glass, wooden stool
object: 22.2 x 14.4 x 16.0 cm; stool: 63.3 x 29 x 31 cm; overall: 85.5 x 29 x 31 cm

Heather B. Swann
Ouroboros 2018
wood, modelling compound, stain, wax polish
128.0 x 116.0 x 12.0 cm

Adam Lee
Vesper 2023
oil on canvas
109.3 x 78.3 cm

Ceremonial Ghost 2022
fabric paint and mixed media on fabric
220.0 x 200.0 cm

Adam Lee
Votive (All Is Dark Is Midnight To Me) 2016
oil on canvas
68.0 x 48.0 cm

Jake Walker
193 2022
oil on linen, glazed ceramic
40.0 x 40.0 cm

Clare Milledge
What Does It All Mean? 2010
oil on glass, gold frame
70.0 x 60.0 cm

Clare Milledge
NNW: ciar jet 2023
oil on toughened glass, bronze close-readers
48.0 x 30.8 cm

Jon Cattapan
The ten lights 2016
oil on linen
100.0 x 100.0 cm

Jon Cattapan
St Clair Blues 2021-2022
oil on linen
110.0 x 90.0 cm