Lycett Moon II

Gavin Fry

39340

Artist Statement: The title of the work, and of the ship, references a series of images well known to local art lovers. The convict artist Joseph Lycett worked in Newcastle before 1820 and took particular interest in the life of the local Awabakal people. For added drama he invariably showed a full moon over the Hunter River, illuminating the water and the clouds. Modern ships often have rather quirky names, so Lycett Moon seems to sit comfortably in Newcastle Harbour.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 76 x 76 cms
Date: 2018
Condition: New

CHG 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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