Last Friday night 20th May, my painting Hunter/hunted (great white shark, Queensland Museum), won the 2016 Moreton Bay Art Award. My thanks to judge Peter Denham (Museum of Brisbane) and to the Moreton Bay Regional Council for this honour.
In the museum we see how the hunter becomes the hunted in this time of the Anthropocene. We fear the great white shark in our oceans, but the most fearsome planetary predator is the human species itself. Will there come a day when the museum is the only place to encounter the wonder of Earth’s biodiversity?
NB: There have been a number of enquiries about available paintings- there are a handful left in the Heiser Gallery stockroom. Please contact Bruce or Stephen for all enquiries: +61732542849. New works will not be available until late 2016.