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Creative Arts Forum | RAYMOND ARNOLD


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts and Media

Start Date

12 Apr 2019 12:30 pm

End Date

12 Apr 2019 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public welcome

Image: Courtesy of Adam Gibson

Elsewhere in  the  World / Expanded  Field

I recall the vitality of my world as an emerging artist during the late 1970’s, exploring the printmaking medium and resolving to find a special balance in my art and life. My exploration of the print medium ran parallel with increasingly adventurous forays into mountainous areas of SE Australia and the new work tended to reflect the relationship between my mountain walking experiences and the work on the copper plate and screen mesh. An overarching concept in the artwork was a concern for the environment as the onslaught on the ‘wild places’ ramped up.

Fifty years later I strive to find a similar balance by living and working in the Western mountains of Tasmania in the mining community of Queenstown. I feel artists have a role in ‘facing’ damaged country, being present in the ruins and creating a role in its repair.

The forum will chart my artistic journey through landscape.

Raymond Arnold

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts and Media, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.

Image: Courtesy of Adam Gibson