Ten Days on the Island – Jane Elizabeth

A Ten Days on the Island event at Oak Lodge, Richmond, Sat 18th March to Sunday 26th March 2017, 10am – 4pm daily (free entry).

In 1833, Miss Jane Elizabeth Wylde found herself at the centre of a socio-political scandal that outraged much of the British Empire. Ten years later she had moved to Oak Lodge in Richmond, Tasmania as Mrs James Richard Booth, and disappeared from historical records.

Jane and her husband James lived at Oak Lodge in the 1840s and chose the stunning Gothic Revival wallpaper which was recently re-discovered and reproduced in the hallway at Oak Lodge.

Curated by Noel Frankham with artists Penny Malone and Mary Scott, the exhibition reimagines events from Jane Elizabeth’s life events that would become memories, forever embedded within the walls of Oak Lodge.

A historical perspective on the things that can influence a woman’s place in the world – politics, class, mobility, alliances and gossip – Jane Elizabeth is presented by the University of Tasmania and the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) and proudly supported by Coal River Valley Historical Society.

A floor talk was held on Sunday 19th March 2pm at Oak Lodge. Read curator Noel Frankham’s essay on Jane Elizabeth and how the artists have woven her story from remnants long past.

The exhibition remained at Oak Lodge Mon 27 March – Tue 18 April 10.30am-3.30pm daily  (Adults $4, Children FREE).