Rodney Pople

Tasman Bridge Disaster, 2011

oil & archival photographic media on linen

184 x 133

From the artist

This painting of the 1975 bridge disaster is based on photographs and my own memory of the event. It was an archetypal moment in the city's changing landscape visually echoed in the classical-like ruin reminiscent of ancient Greece or Rome.

Artist background

Born Launceston 1952. Lives and works in Sydney. Exhibiting since the 1970s. Winner of Paddington Art Prize 2016 and Sulman 2008. Has been selected for the Blake, Archibald, and Wynne art prizes on many occasions. FInalist in Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2016. Represented in many major public collections.

Represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart & Australian Galleries, Sydney/Melbourne