Outback & Beyond Exhibition

The Water Carriers - mixed media painting by Richard Roper
The Water Carriers – mixed media painting by Richard Roper – SOLD

 

Outback Waiting - mixed media painting by Richard Roper - 43 x53 cm Framed $280
Outback Waiting – 43×53 cm Framed $280
This is a painting of “Tara’ – the home I grew up in on the Darling River
It was built by my great grandparents Eliza and William Minogue, who came from County Cork in Ireland.
Tara was named after the ancient home of the kings of County Meath (3200 BC) in Ireland.
The house was constructed around 1890 from local timbers including River Redgums that lined the Darling River.
We always seemed to be “waiting” for something, whether it was rain, a cool sunset, or a family member to return home…

 

Under The Shade of a Coolabah Tree - SOLD
Under The Shade of a Coolabah Tree – SOLD

 

The Water Diviners - SOLD
The Water Diviners – SOLD

Ghosts in the Hay ShedGhosts in the Hayshed – mixed media painting by Richard Roper – 75×95 cm Framed $680

Eliza Fraser meets the Dreamtime Serpent on Fraser Island 1836
Eliza Fraser meets the Dreamtime Serpent on Fraser Island 1836 125×95 cm Framed $1,200
Eliza Anne Fraser was a Scottish woman whose ship was shipwrecked off the coast of Queensland, Australia, on 22 May 1836, and who was captured by Aborigines.
Fraser Island is named after her
She was the wife of Captain James Fraser, master of the Stirling Castle. There were 18 people aboard the ship and a cargo mainly of spirits, which may have been involved in the accident. They struck a reef hundreds of kilometres north of Fraser Island. They then launched two boats, one of which landed at Waddy Point on Fraser Island. It was here that she was captured by Aborigines; her husband either died from starvation or was killed by an Aborigine because he was unable to carry wood. They were stripped of their clothing.
Eliza was found by John Graham, an escaped convict who had lived for six years with the Aborigines, and is said to have gone naked to get the confidence of the Aborigines. Eliza later secretly married another sea captain (Captain Alexander Greene) in Sydney and they both returned to England aboard his ship, the Mediterranean Packet. Controversy followed when she appeared before the Lord Mayor of London to request that a charity appeal be set up for her three children as she was left penniless after her husband had died, not mentioning her marriage to Captain Greene or the £400 received in Sydney by a fund set up to help her. Sensationalised accounts of her experience were published in London.
Outback Sunset - mixed media painting by Richard Roper
Outback Sunset – mixed media painting by Richard Roper – SOLD

 

Ceremonial Rock - Mixed media painting
Ceremonial Rock – Mixed media painting – 25×35 cm Framed $140
Outback Muster - mixed media painting
Outback Muster -mixed media painting – 55x70cm Framed $450

 

By the Billabong - SOLD

Earth Air Fire & Water - SOLD
Earth Air Fire & Water – SOLD

Outback Muster – mixed media painting

The Drought Breakers - mixed media painting
The Drought Breakers – mixed media painting – 70x52cm Framed $450
Songline - Tamborine to Gold Coast 7000BC
Tamborine to Goldcoast $1,200 SOLD

One thought on “Outback & Beyond Exhibition”

  1. Hi, Congratulations on producing wonderful paintings, I find them very beautiful and something to get lost in, while still having a concept to grab on to.
    Kind Regards,
    Kellee

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