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Andrew Tomkins

Where do we go now?
enamel on polyester over acrylic on prepared board
119 x 232 cm
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This painting is the culmination of many works produced from a trip to the coastal village of Wooli, evolving from sketches of a natural arbour in the tightly knit, windblown banksia heathlands of the Yuraygir National Park. Travelling these pathways, you can’t help but feel a sense of foreboding.

It is increasingly evident that our political leaders have hijacked the direction in which we are travelling in regards to environmental stewardship. As a nation, we need to take action for the future of the natural world we share. For with our apathy we will pay. This begs the question, ‘Where do we go now?’

- Andrew Tomkins, 2014