'Owen' by David Fitzpatrick

Drawing on his experience of working deep underground in the Mt Lyell mine, West Coast artist David Fitzpatrick has created an image of Mt Owen using acid and chemicals that are highly representative of our landscape and mining industry.

Through his artwork, David explores the dualities of ‘knowing’ above and below ground: connections between past and future, natural processes versus plastics, and that which is visible and known. ‘Surfaces’ are his main focus – by understanding the scars of our past, now is the time to see and create a healed future.

You’re invited to view David’s $5000 West Coast Artist Commission piece Owen at Queenstown’s Soggy Brolly studio.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita / Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.