Thursday, August 27, 2009

great guy

There's a bit of Crawley that's Rottnest for a few weeks: an exhibition at UWA has at least one artwork of the beautiful island.

Guy Grey-Smith's oil on canvas Rottnest is part of Conversations: 100 Artists in the UWA Art Collection.

Is this the greatest Rotto painting? Could be. It's in Snell, of course. It was done 1954-57.

No mention or reproduction of this image on GG-S's Wikipedia entry. He was born in Wagin and won lots of prizes and is regarded as pioneering modernism in WA.

The exhibition is in two parts: half will be on show until September 13; the second portion will be hung September 27 to November 15.


  1. Anonymous2:04 PM

    Maybe he'd been eating a Rotto pie with tomato sauce and experienced a coughing fit?

  2. Anonymous6:59 AM

    Oh Paul. Not a fan? You might prefer his 1956 job on Thomson Bay...

  3. shazza4:09 PM

    No not the greatest in my book. There is a Freo artist by the name of Leon Holmes currently doing some great Rotto oils. I recently purchased a work of his and am captivated by the depth he creates to the water.