Gothic Relief

Paul Gundry


Salamanca, Battery Point TAS

23 February, 2021

These landscape paintings picture familiar Tasmanian scenery from the Tasman Peninsula, the Derwent Valley, Suburban Hobart, and Mt Field. They are captured in moments that are, to me, highly particular. There is a lot of waiting involved – waiting for an atmosphere to take hold – waiting for the sound of a passing car to fade into the distance, and leave me – like Frankenstein’s monster – to come out of hiding, and stand by the side of the road, feeling uniquely alone in some of ‘nature’s specially chosen locations’ – both a pleasure and a disquiet. -Paul Gundry

Paul Gundry lives and works in Moonah, Tasmania. He graduated from The School of Art, University of Tasmania (now Tasmanian College of the Arts) in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honors (Painting). Also completed a Bachelor of Arts, Honors (History) in 2003 (University of Tasmania).

He has been exhibiting commercially since 2006, and joined Colville Gallery (Tasmania) in 2008.

He has been a finalist in numerous national art awards including The Glover Prize (Evandale, Tas), The Duke Art Award (Gold Coast, Qld), The Paddington Art Prize (NSW), The Mosman Art Prize (NSW), The Lloyd Rees Art Prize (Tas), and participation in many other open art prizes, including the Burnie Art Prize (winner 2008), and the Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works Prize (winner, residency prize, 2013).

Above: works from Gothic Relief, Paul Gundry, 2021

Exhibition opening:

Tuesday February 23 @ 5.30pm

Exhibition runs:

18 February-15 March, 2021