Michael McWilliams

Watching Wagyus, 2011

acrylic on linen

100 x 120cm

From the artist

The cattle are dark on a light background looking out through a cluster of gorse bushes. Although a noxious weed, gorse bushes, along with the Wagyu, have considerable beauty when seen in a certain light.

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