Kerry Thompson

Black currawongs, 2017

acrylic on birch panel

61 x 46 cm

From the artist

A little Hitchcock? In May 2016 more Black currawongs than I’ve ever seen together suddenly turned up behind my cottage, covering a small paddock. They were stationed at some distance from one another, keenly attending to something in the ground. I was tickled by parallels with Black Angus cattle grazing on the far slope, and how perspective reversed the size difference between them.

Artist background

Born in Canada 1954. Lives and works in Wdodbridge, Tasmania. Exhibiting since 2008 primariy in NSW and Republic of Korea. Finalist in Korean-Australina Arts Foundation Art Prise< Sydney 2014 & 2013; and Hornsby Art Prize 2012. Artist in residence at Bundanon NSW 2012.