Sandra Champion, Battery Point, Tasmania


The inspiration for my work comes from the natural environment, in particular, interpreting the Tasmanian wilderness and its influences. I usually work in series; one such is based on the Buttongrass Plains of the Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area. Another series explores the devastating effects of a wildfire at Lake Mackenzie in 2016, caused by climate change, which destroyed a remnant ancient alpine habitat, a delicate ecosystem of Pencil and King Billy Pines and large cushion plants that have lived for more than 1000 years. My latest series interprets an old sea wall in Secheron Bay which has seen many changes since it was built nearly two hundred years ago.

Sandra Champion Sea Wall #9
Sea Wall #9 100 x 167cm ┬ęSandra Champion

Sea Wall #9

Retail Price: $2000
Dimensions: 100 x 167 cm (H x W)
Statement: Visitors to the small park in Secheron Bay, near where I live, would not notice the old sea wall. I love its tired grottiness, its many intriguing layers and hidden traces of history that can only be guessed at.
Exhibitions: Golden Textures 2019
Bruce Champion