Nicholas Blowers

Savage River, 2015

oil on panel

90 x 180

From the artist

The painting depicts the edge of the mine tailings at Savage River. I visited the place recently on a drive through the Tarkine and it immediately struck me as not only a corrupted and poisoned place, but also an intriguing place for a painter, as much of my work over the past few years has dealt with the narrative of collapse and decay through the slow passage of time.

Artist background

Born Barking, UK 1972. Exhibited since early 2000s primarily in Melbourne and Sydney. Finalist in many major art prizes including Paul Guest Drawing Prize and Bay of Fires 2014; Hutchins  2013; Fleurieu 2008, Waterhouse 2011 & 2007, Blake 2005 and Glover 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008.

Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart & Mick Gallery, Sydney