A new photography exhibition has opened at Launceston Grammar's Poimena Art Gallery.
Curator Sarah Rhodes said the exhibition - Portrait of an Interior - was an exploration of Tasmania and the artists relationship with place.
"The exhibition represents a meditation on how place shapes us as much as we shape it," she said.
Featured in the exhibit, photographer Matt Newton's environmentalism is an ongoing theme in both his life and art.
"There's a lot of environmentalism in my work," he said.
"[Environmentalism] is the biggest story in Tasmania. The story of the environment is the Tasmanian story. The struggle for the forests is the great Tasmanian story of our time."
A relationship with place has been reflected in Newton's photography from Albatross Island.
A place he described as a "18 hectare rock off the North-West tip of Tassie", Newton spent four years visiting and learning the behaviours of the island's birdlife.
"A big part of photography is getting to know your subject - whether it's animal behaviour or human behaviour," he said.
Dave Carswell's photography has been a journey into his family's ties to Queenstown.
"Part of the inspiration was my familial memories of Queenstown from being a child and going back to visit family," he said.
"Particularly how the landscape of Queenstown informs the people of Queenstown and how the people of Queenstown are informed by the land."
The former-mining town has become a place of inspiration for Tasmanian artists, as the beauty of the landscape juxtaposes the scars of the town's mining past.
"You get this sort of harshness but not far away you can go for walks in the beautiful rainforest, it's quite contrasting in many ways," he said.
Queenstown is currently in a state of expansion, with new mountain bike tracks currently in development.
For Carswell, this burgeoning development makes his work in the area even more poignant.
"The architecture is something about Queenstown that is also quite unique, I hope that won't lose it's charm," he said.
As well as curating, Rhodes' own photography forms part of the exhibition.
Starting her career in media, she said that is wasn't long before a love of photography took hold.
"The camera is just a really good way to open doors and learn about people's lives," Rhodes said.
"I love all forms of art but when I see photography ... I get really excited. It's a visceral response."
Portrait of an Interior is open now at Poimena Art Gallery.
Poimena Art Gallery is located at Launceston Grammar's senior campus and is open between 9am to 4pm on weekdays.
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