The rape of Tasmania

The environmental and political strands of a landscape are closely intertwined: the environmental reveals a bulldozed and cleared section of the Styx Valley; the political suggests two figures, John Gay, once CEO of Gunns Ltd, and former Premier of Tasmania, Robin Gray. Across the world, the willingness of politicians to demonstrate leadership in the face of climate change is compromised by the economic power of the very industries that need shutting down.

Rodney Pople


Oil on plywood