A photo taken in the reflection of a large round window. The reflection captures a sea-side scape of flat water, coastal hills and a sunlit sky. Credit Irene Briant.

Irene Briant was born in, and lives in, lutruwita/Tasmania where she has a long-standing practice in the visual arts. She studied at the Tasmanian School of Art at the University of Tasmania and was awarded a PhD in 2007.

Irene's work is regularly exhibited at Bett Gallery, nipaluna/Hobart and has been shown in numerous group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas as well as at Helen Maxwell Gallery Canberra. In 2019, Irene BriantA Survey, was featured at Salamanca Gallery, nipaluna/Hobart.

Originally working as a sculptor, Irene has developed an interest in wall-based forms – often combinations of assemblage, collage and photo montage. Her intense enthusiasm for objects and collecting provides unlimited scope for the continuation of a long-time exploration into the relationality of objects. A recent work, an installation of numerous objects arranged as a still life, was exhibited in Stilled at the Barracks Gallery, New Norfolk in 2023.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.