Artist Statement: The complex arrangement of gun emplacements and fortifications at Fort Scratchley is best appreciated from the air – as too is its crucial position overlooking Nobbys and the entrance to the port. This location was crucial in 1942 when the fort became the only site on the Australian mainland to engage an enemy attack from the sea.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 91 x 150 cms
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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