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About the artwork:

To Those that did not Return Home (Panel 2)

Exhibited in These are the years that we share at Soggy Brolly Gallery, Queenstown in 2022.

Exhibited as part of the Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival (now The Unconformity) in 2014. Presented by QHAF and National Trust Tasmania.

To Those that did not Return Home is dedicated to the fallen miners on the West Coast of Tasmania who never made it back h0me to their devastated families and friends. With painted landscape and gold text Mandy brings the fallen miner’s names to the surface for the communities of the West Coast. Nothing demonstrates the fragility of life more than the unexpected loss of it and Mandy sensitively developed and created To Those that did not Return Home in her Queenstown studio.

One of the toughest job traditions, miners do their work with pride, purpose and with identity and solidarity inherited from those that went before them. West Coast miners and the fallen miners have a right to be proud given how much they have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the West Coast and Tasmania over the last century. Because to be a miner is not just another job, the risks and dangers are high and remain that way. Mandy hopes that the creation of To Those that did not Return Home confirms to the communities of the West Coast that the men are here and with their names held up before us, we will remember them all.

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.

About the print on canvas:
Each canvas is hand-stretched over a kiln-dried timber frame and coated with Aquathane-UV liquid laminate. This ensures the prints are fade-resistant, durable, and easy to clean. Print comes on premium archival canvas and printed with genuine Canon inks to guarantee the prints are made to the highest standard.

Please note – actual size may vary, size indicates maximum width or height (eg portrait or landscape).

Copyright Mandy Hunniford 2022

To Those that did not Return Home (Panel 2)

Description: Print on canvas

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