David Keeling

Narawntapu close up , 2008

oil on linen

183 x 183cm

From the artist

The rhythms, lines, tones colours and the play of light across the foliage set up formal propositions which I find intensely satisfying and challenging. There is also something about documenting nature in this way that seems important when its future is in the balance. This image is near where Gunns' proposed Pulp Mill is to be building. The future of these trees is uncertain.

Artist background

Born in Launceston 1951. Lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting since mid-1980s primarily in Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney. Major retrospective, University of Tasmanain Launceston 2015. Solo shows include QVMAG 2013-14;.and Deakin University Melbourne 2010. Winner of Hobart Art Prize 1991; John Leslie Prize Gippsland 1999; and Glover Prize 2006 & 2016. Finalist in Wynne Prize 2008 & 2009. Represented in many major state and national public gallery collections.

Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart; Niagra Galleries, Melbourne; & King Street Gallery, Sydney