Courtyard: Alan Young – Mapping North Hobart
Courtyard: Alan Young – Mapping North Hobart


Alan Young

Mapping North Hobart

Courtyard Commission

November 2014–October 2015


I have always been interested in the relationships between people and place and how these intersect with notions around mapping. I lived in North Hobart for three years; in this work, the North Hobart area is my focus. Some of the work captures moments and some of it tells stories. It is, in a sense, a visual diary and particular layers of colours and forms are chosen to portray what I have documented.

Alan Young is a Hobart-based artist. His work is a cocktail of autobiographical and imagined themes rendered, often playfully, in paint. In 2005 he completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania. Recent exhibitions include: Young and Modern, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney (2013); Upbeat, 146 ArtSpace, Arts Tasmania, Hobart (2012); Two of My Favourite Things, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (2010) and Something I Said, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne (2009). Young was awared the Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tasmania (2012) and a prestigious MONA Scholarship (2005/06). His work is held in numerous collections including: the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania; Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania; St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne as well as in private collections in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.

Alan Young is represented by The Hughes Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney, and Colville Gallery, Hobart.

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