Wynne Prize finalist entry currently on display at the Art gallery of New South Wales
Exhibition continues until 9 September 2019
Oil on hand beaten steel
67 x 87cm irregular oval shape
The journey by boat to Port Davey, on Tasmania’s southwest coast, is rugged and exposed. When I finally passed the Breaksea Islands and entered the bay, the calm water and mist-filled mountains induced in me a sense of relief. In the following days of travelling though the waterways I was met with never-ending possibilities. It was the moments of pause, finding myself between one place and another that was to later become the inspiration for this painting. To me, the organic round shape of hand beaten steel, baring the marks of time and work, is a portal into a past experience.
This Talking with Painters podcast was recorded during my exhibition Shelter in Sydney at the end of November 2018. It talks about my inspirations and journey to becoming an artist.