Once, Postcards from the Future

Bett Gallery, May 2022

Hastie investigates this interplay between threat and illusion twofold. The artist presents a series of postcards that utilise traditional landscape photography of well-known geographic locations. The scenes are familiar to anyone who has visited even only a gift shop in Tasmania. Of course, the scenes are not real. Through her painstaking and fleeting recreations, Hastie asks us to consider the fragility and the illusory permanence of such sites. These places need protection through more than visitation and image capture before they are wholly relegated to figments of Hastie’s wild imaginary.⁣