Craig Waddell

The Shadows Beneath – Cape Raoul, 2017

oil on linen

152 x 183 cm

From the artist

I have been exploring areas along the Australian coastline for many years. Often tracing the history of early settlement and finding historical narratives that become the point of entry into making images pertaining to these selected sites. I was attracted to Cape Raoul for its dark beauty, which I find both disturbing and magnetic – a place that asks questions around identity, isolation and mortality.

Artist background

Born Sydney 1973. Exhibiting primarily in Sydney and Brisbane since late 1990s. Winner Mosam Art Prize 2010. Highly commended in Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2016. Finalist in Woolahra Small Sculpture Prize 2016; Sulman, AGNSW 2013; Archibald 2012 & 2006; Wynne 2012 & 2005; Blake 2005; Fleurieu Art Prize 2011; and Doug Moran Portraiture Prize 2011.Residency at Moya Dyring ANSW Cité International des Arts Paris 2007/08.Lloyd Rees Memorial Award 2000. Recipient of Pat Corrigan Travelling Scholarship 1998.

Represented by Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane