Angus Douglas

Lake Pedder 1962, The Trembling Sky, 2017

acrylic on canvas

78 x 158 cm

From the artist

The flooding of Lake Pedder was a watershed in Australia’s environmental history. The summer of ’72 was busy with many visitors flying in to see the lake one last time before winter rains drowned the valley. The dichotomy: the sand lines speak of the people who flew there, intrigued by the lake’s uniqueness. A disturbing, impending finality.

Artist background

Born 1975. Currently living in Perth Tasmania. Exhibiting since 2009 incuding solo show at Henry Jones Hotel, Hobart 2014. Highly commended in Glover Prize 2016.