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About the artwork:
The Queen River (February 1970)
Mining for copper began in Queenstown in 1892 and for over a century, 1.5 million tons of iron ore tailings from the local mine were deposited into the local Queen River. As a child growing up in Queenstown it was common to play on the banks of this polluted river even though we were told not to! For us children it was just another river to play on, making forts in the rain and jumping over its icy rocks,
With childhood memories like nostalgic polaroids, the colours glare in the layers of toxic yellow deltas, orange rocks and the dense, grey river. The mined copper contributed significantly to the growth and prosperity of the West Coast and Tasmania but its strange beauty is edged with sentiments of sadness at its plight.
About the Queenstown collection:
The Queenstown collection presents a combination of themes: its beautiful, unique but contested landscape, the complex histories of an arts/wilderness/mining town and the closeness and connections of its community.
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Copyright Mandy Hunniford 2022
The Queen River (February 1970) - Print
Description: Print on canvas
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