Wynyard‘ is based on a trip to Tasmania in July, 2023, where I stayed near the rocky cliffs and dark blue water along Freestone Cove. I perceive landscapes as both physical and psychological, where existing thoughts and experiences are contrasted against new scenes.

I was taking in this vast cold space and all of its small details – burnt-out tree trunks, stippling on rocks and the waves splitting on the cliffs. I was thinking about my partner at the time, trying to be alone, and moving between moments of clarity and total overwhelm. The time away showed me new things – not necessarily answers, but a clear vision of ‘you and I’ as the posts that hold a landscape of details, distance, memories and movement between two people.

Georgia Hill

2024, Highly Commended

Acrylic and airbrush on canvas