All around this region of Victoria are the remains of dams, water races and mine shafts. You can see the spoil heaps with new-growth gum trees growing out of them in this painting. Five years ago, hiking through the Victorian bush was hot thirsty business as we were well into a seven-year drought and the … More Water or Gold?
A selection of images from the Broken Ground sequence. Most of these works were painted during my stint as Artist in Residence at Ballarat University in 2010. In the post-mining landscape of the Goldfields region surrounding Ballarat little remains of the buildings and mechanism involved in the Victorian gold rush. The evidence for the dramatic upheaval … More Broken Ground