Michael Nay

Tinderbox-end of the Derwent, Start of the Channel, 2015

oil on canvas

155 x 185

From the artist

It is difficult to critically observe landscape in Tasmania without a ‘filter of vision’ attributed to the great works of John Glover. The obsession for light, a craving to understand the unique geography, meteorology and flora present constant challenges. Tinderbox, south of Hobart, represents a confluence of many historical, geographical, navigational and demographic aspects typical of Tasmania. The Iron Pot, a small rugged islet designates the start of the Derwent Estuary, separating it from Storm Bay. Dennes Point, the northern tip of Bruny Island, demarcates the sheltered waters of this world recognised waterway.

Artist background

Born In Wagga Wagga NSW. Currently lives and works in Hobart Tasmania.  Exhibiting since 1980s primarily in NSW including solo show at Plimmsol Gallery UTAS Hobart 2016; & Project Contemporary Art Space Wollongong 2001. Finalist in Wynne Prize, AGNSW 1992, Sulman Prize AGNSW 1987 & Blake Prize 1985. Included in Reserve Bank of Australia, Wollongong Court House and Lysaght collections.