Ivan Stringer

Lyell District Land of Fire and Rain, 2007

oil on canvas

98 x 185cm

From the artist

In 1902 Robert Sticht, German metallurgist and general manager at Mt Lyell Mine perfected the process of pyritic smelting. One unfortunate by-product was sulphur dioxide gas which when combined with water made acid rain and poisoned the vegetation, leading to the erosion of the top soil and creating this most unique and enduring landscape.

Artist background

Born Queenstown 1976. Exhibiting since late 1990s including group show at Carnegie 2002 & QVMAG 2003.