Kit Hiller

Going to the West Coast, 2012

oil on canvas

137 x 167cm

From the artist

Much to the annoyance of many, Lady Jane Franklin joined an expedition to the West Coast in the early 19th century. Bad weather meant the journey took much longer that planned and Lady Franklin was carried in her chair more than a third of the way.

Artist background

Born Hobart, 1948. Lives and works at Lower Mt Hicks near Burnie. Has been exhibiting primarily in Hobart, Burnie and Sydney since the late 1970s. Won Portia Geach Memorial Prize 1996, 1997 & 2009. Finalsit in Archibald Prize 1982 – 1986. Her work is held by the Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery, Tasmania and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Artbank and several university and regional collections.

Represented by Australian Galleries, Melbourne