Raymond Arnold

Western mine / My Mother's tears, 2014

acrylic on canvas

136 x 182

From the artist

My Mother died in March 2012. Other mothers' tears have not been in short supply and recent miners deaths have made the quiet and forgotten war on the land a more commensurate and public affair. Picturing the rush of weather through the immense abandoned space of the Iron Blow insinuates a natural course at odds with the human. A bespoke historic King Billy timber frame holds back both emotion and painted sentiment.

Artist background

Born Melbourne 1950. Lives and works in Queenstown, Tasmania. Has had 54 solo exhibitions and been in 126 group exhibitions nationally and in London, France, Scotland and Washington USA since 1977. Winner of the Glover Prize 2007. Represent in many national, state and regional gallery collections in Australia and major institutions in France, UK and USA.Tasmanan nomination for Australia Day Local Hero awards for work with LARQ.

Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart; & Australian Galleries, Melbourne