Bass Strait Islands

Murray Pass, Erith Island 1974, Fred Williams, Acrylic and gouache on paper

Murray Pass, Erith Island 1974, Fred Williams, Acrylic and gouache on paper

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

Take a sneak peek at some selected articles from Volume 2:2. Read the editorial or purchase the digital edition here – GOQ Volume 2:2

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