Eyre Peninsula is a tougher place than most in which to make art. The region, so far removed from perceived centres of culture, demands that its artists be very self-reliant and resourceful. To survive and develop as an artist takes a special kind of commitment. But it gives much in return as it offers a sense of freedom from urbanised life, access to landscapes of spectacular beauty and traditional significance, and the sense of belonging to this place, known to many as the ‘West Coast.’
In 2010 Country Arts SA Visual Arts Touring Program in association with the FlindersUniversityArt Museum began working with selected artists from across the region. They were invited to explore and express the complexities of this ‘tough love’ affair from which there is ultimately no walking away, no letting go.
tough(er) love comprises new work by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous painters and sculptors – John Baily, Cindy Durant, Amanda Franklin, Siv Grava, Joylene Haynes, Karl James, Elma Lawrie, Verna Lawrie, Beaver Lennon, Leith O’Malley, Pungkai and John Turpie.
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