Scarred Ridges

The painting focuses on an abstracted aerial view of the Tasmanian landscape, namely the Franklin-Gordon National Park surrounding Lake Gordon. This area was one of the worst affected by bushfires in Tasmania. Satellite photographs of the burnt landscape were used as inspiration for this painting, created for the Glover Prize specifically. I hope to evoke a sense of scale and place with the work, focusing on perspective and the stark distinct ridges of the region. The monotone palette of raw linen and black paint is signature to my practice, but also references the charred landscape.

Thomas Thorby-Lister


Synthetic Polymer on Linen