Caroline Rannersberger

Scrub Water (diptych), 2016

oil on aluminium

170 x 155cm

From the artist

This work derives from a loosely collaborative process with musician/composer Julius Schwing following a day spent at the Neck, Bruny Island. With each gust of wind the canvas blew across the sand, the scrub and dunes leaving their own mark as the twigs and leaves and sand scraped the paint along the surface of the paper. Over a period of six months, we exchanged thoughts on the Neck, its geomorphology and the nexus between music, improvisation and painting. 

Artist background

Born in Adelaide 1961. Lives and works on Bruny Island, Tasmania. Exhibiting for over 20 years primarily in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Darwin and Alice Springs. Finalist in a range of art prizes, including Fremantle Print Prize 2006, Fleurieu 2008, the Glover 2009, 2011 and Gold Coast Art Prize 2010.