Australian artist Fred Williams OBE (1927–82) was one of the greatest landscape painters of his generation and changed the way Australians viewed the landscape. He conveyed a sense of the vastness of the Australian continent – from the arid centre to remote coastlines – by experimenting with his own unique pictorial style.
With a minimal aesthetic, an idiosyncratic sense of space and an interest in geometry, he explored the aesthetic potential of the Australian bush.
Great Ocean Quarterly Volume 2:2 features Fred Williams Bass Strait Island Paintings from the Exhibition at Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.
Story: Richard Mulvaney & Bridget Arkless