David Keeling

Narawntapu Detail, 2009

oil on linen

122 x 122cm

From the artist

This work is as much about the space we encounter just before we enter a 'wilderness experience', the place we park the car, make the last phone call on our cell phone before we start out '20 minute walk'. The proposed Pulp Mill is to be built near this place and I see some part of my role as a painter is to record the intimate detail of this specific place as its future 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