oil on canvas
120 x 180cm
Throughout the town's 130 year history, diminishing gold resources resulted in a shift to copper mining. The copper smelters polluted the area with sulphur fumes and left the landscape sparse. In 1912, 42 men died in the Mt Lyell Disaster. This painting documents a sense of place and a narrative of the past.
Born Queenstown in 1962. Live and works in Karoola, Tasmania. Exhibiting since Tasmania since early 1990s.Finalist in Glover Prize 2009, 2008 & 2005; Island Art Prize 2001 & 2003. Represented in QVMAG and Devonport Regional Gallery collections.