Peter Gouldthorpe

The Beautiful Struggle: Homage to Robbie, 2017

oil on linen

102 x 190 cm

From the artist

A representative slice of the diverse rainforest along the shore of Lake St Clair, beneath Mount Olympus. The horizontal format is intended to be elegiac, a tribute to my very tall friend Robbie with whom I kayaked up the lake last autumn. His ‘beautiful struggle’, ended with the winter, most likely and ironically because of his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

Artist background

Lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting since mid-1970s. Recipient of Arts Tasmania Wilderness Residency 2002 and Children's Book Council Awards 2007, 1995 & 1992. Glover Prize finalist 2004, 2010, 2015, 2016. People's Choice 2010 & Children's Choice 2014. Bundanon Residency 2014.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart