Callum Thomas Denmead
Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater
The coastal landscape has identifiable constants – sky, rock and ocean – which never fail to impress themselves upon me. Yet these constants never truly hold permanent form. Time, temperature, weather and tide are some of the variables that act to make the coastal scene different with each viewing. My paintings are an exploration of the area that gives this work its title, becoming the embodiment of my appreciation of this landscape over time. Using a recurring structure, I identify the inevitable visual and emotional alterations that come with changing natural variables.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, hosted by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.