“I grew up on the beaches of South East Tasmania. The Family home was at Seven Mile Beach and our weekends and holidays were spent at shacks and campsites up and down the East Coast from Eaglehawk Neck to Freycinet Peninsula. At other holiday times, when I wasn’t at the beach, I’d be camping and fishing for trout all over the central plateau, at Lake Sorell, Arthurs and Woods lake in particular. These two environments, the East Coast and the lake Country have had a profound impact on me over the years, so that I think of those two special places as continuing my home range. I return to them again and again, in all weathers and seasons, for refuge, for hope, to remember, for their restorative powers and for what they still have to teach me about myself, the world and my place in it. This is what my new paintings are about.” – Richard Wastell
Opening event: 2 July 5.30 – 7.30pm.
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