Mandy Hunniford

Landscape Memorial in Copper and Gold, Queenstown, 2010

oil on canvas

120 x 180cm

From the artist

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.

Artist background

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.