oil, enamel & mixed media on wood panel
160 x 71cm
Once we were through the dreaded Loddon Plain, with its March flies and tiger snakes, we entered an enchanted world: a Japanese garden skirting Lake Vera. Vera was my great grandmother. We climbed higher through the landscape that might have been drawn by Dr Seuss: bleached King Billy skeletons and manicured marsupial lawns. I thought I had made this kind of stuff up in my drawings and paintings, but here is was in the flesh. This walk commemorates the centenary of the surveying and cutting of the original track by my great grandfather, John Ernest Philp.
Lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting extensively since 1996 including solos shows in Sydney 2011, Melbourne 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 & 2011; Canberra 2002 & 2004; Adelaide 2001; Hobart 2006 & 2009; and San Francisco 1996 & 1998; and a commission at Art Gallery of NSW. Group shows include The Skullbone Experiment, QVMAG Launceston & COFA, NSW & 146 ArtSpace, Hobart 2014. Winner of Conrad Jupiters Art Prize 2000.
Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart.