Congratulations to Craig Waddell who is a finalist in this years John Glover Art Prize with ‘The Darkness That Lies Within (Cape Grim)’. The Glover is an award for a landscape painting of Tasmania, defining landscape painting in its broadest sense.
The prize aims to stimulate conversations about the meaning and possibilities expressed by artists interpretation of Tasmanian landscape. The winning artist receives an acquisitive $40,000 prize.
For Craig ‘The Darkness That Lies Within’ is part of an ongoing body of work exploring landscapes that draw reference to sites of historical significance. He writes,
“Within my work I try to place myself in areas both physically and spiritually that ask questions around identity, isolation and mortality. It is in this compromising state that I am drawn to start responding to the natural world…
Cape Grim in Tasmania is a site that I have returned to many times. The dark beauty that surrounds this area has both a disturbing and magnetic energy to it. Reading about the history to this area and drawing from this area has been the platform for the emotive response within my painting…”
The winner is announced at the Official Opening Friday 11 March, 2016. The exhibition is open to the public 12 – 15 March and 19 – 20 March. For more information, click here.
To view Craig’s available works, click here.