Artist Statement: The names of modern ships are invariably very odd indeed, so I make up my own - this one is for Newcastle art lovers. There are no longer any large ships registered in Newcastle and most visitors fly the flag of Liberia or some other flag of convenience, except of course for the Norwegian Wilhemson Lines, who have enough pride to use their home port of Tonsberg.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 61 x 121cms
Director's Statement: Gavin Fry has worked in Australian art for more than 50 years, but only recently has gone full circle to the place where he started, as a practicing painter, fresh out of art school in the late 1960's. In a long career he took many directions, seeking out new experiences and forms of expression After teaching at secondary and tertiary levels, Gavin took to museum work as an art curator and museum director. As a direct result of that work he has become one of Australia’s best known and most prolific writers on art and history, with more than 20 books to his credit. A lifetime of looking at, and writing about art has taken him back to where he started, painting and drawing the world around him in a distinctive and highly personal way.
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