James Drinkwater

View to The Mystery Forest (Central Highlands, TAS), 2018

oil and collage

122 x 180 cm

From the artist

From the pioneers hut window I viewed the mystery forest with its grey saplings an army of youth. Immense mist, black soil and moss. The arctic winds howl and rattle against my window, the view finder towards the endless.

Artist background

Lives and works from Newcastle, NSW. Exhibiting since early 2000s including solo shows at Australian High Commission, SIngapore 2017. Winner of Brett Whitely Travelling Scholarship 2014 & John Olsen National Art School Life Drawing Prize 2002. Finalist in Paddington Art Prize 2016 & 2014;  Sulman 2016; Wynne; 2015 $2014; & Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2013. Included in collections of Gold Coast City, Monash University, Newcastel Art Gallery & Artbank. 

Represented by NKN Gallery, Melbourne; and Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney