Michael McWilliams

Bush Blankets, 2012

acrylic on linen

125 x 185cm

From the artist

As the viewer looks at the different lines, shapes, texture and colours the blankets help emphasis variations (soft/hard, rough/smooth, curved/angular, large/small etc.), and at the same time creates questions in the viewer's mind.

Artist background

Born Launceston 1956, lives and works in Perth Tasmania. Exhibiting since the 1990s. Finalist in Wynne Prize 2008. Winner of Tasmanian Art Awards 1994, City of Burnie Art Prize 2000, Glover Prize 2004, Waterhouse Natural Art History Prize 2005 & 2008. Winner of People's Choice Award at the Glover Prize 2014 & 2012 & Bay Of Fires Art Prize 2012. Commissioned by Ten Days on the Island 2009 & 2011.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart/Evandale; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne; & Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane