Helen Wright

Faded Arcadia , 2010

oil on linen

92 x 122cm

From the artist

The image uses birds endemic to the Northern Tasmanian landscape. I have inserted them into a loose interpretation of a pen and watercolor image by John Glover, "Landscape with Cattle Mills Plains", 1833, in order to overlay the present with the past. This work continues my preoccupations with Tasmanian wildlife and bird species, their endangered local habitat, and their unacknowledged presence in the landscape.

Artist background

Born In Sydney 1956. Lives in Hobart. Exhibiting since 1987 including solo shows in Hobart, Melbourne and Canberra. Category winner of Hutchins 2007 and winner of Burnie Art Prize 2009. Represented in most major state and national public collections.