Robyn McKinnon

The Arrival, 2009

acrylic on canvas

160 x 140cm

From the artist

The city of Launceston and the Tamar Valley, from the top of Prospect Hill, seem to gently rise and fall, all the way to the horizon. The landscape blanketed by settlement – hardware of our lives. The arrival, at the end of the journey – a sigh of relief – 'our town!'

Artist background

Born Brisbane 1953. Lives in Launceston. Exhibiting since 1970s primarily in Tasmania including Theatre of the Worlds, MONA 2012. Third in Waterhouse Naturalist Prize 2009. Finalist in Waterhouse 2013, 2008, Blake 2008, and Glover 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011 2012, 2014. Work held in TMAG, QVMAG, Art Gallery of South Australia, Holmes a Court, Artbank, Taipei Museum of Fine Art collections.