Michael McWilliams

The Round-up, 2007

acrylic on canvas

123 x 164cm

From the artist

The stage for these sheep is west of Tunbridge looking east. The title and the image are ambiguous. Who is rounding up whom? Has the sheep's territory been intruded upon? What are they standing at attention and looking forward? Are they aggressive or are they wary?

Artist background

Born Launceston 1956, lives and works in Perth Tasmania. Exhibiting since the 1990s. Finalist in Wynne Prize 2008. Winner of Tasmanian Art Awards 1994, City of Burnie Art Prize 2000, Glover Prize 2004, Waterhouse Natural Art History Prize 2005 & 2008. Winner of People's Choice Award at the Glover Prize 2014 & 2012 & Bay Of Fires Art Prize 2012. Commissioned by Ten Days on the Island 2009 & 2011.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart/Evandale; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne; & Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane