Artworks: Elsewhere World, Prospect/Refuge
Raymond Arnold is an award winning International artist, living on the West Coast of Tasmania and represented by Australian Galleries Melbourne and Bett Gallery Hobart. His journey into Tasmania began at Cradle Mountain in the summer of 1967/68 and now fifty years later he has installed a suite of 100 etchings into the Wilderness Gallery.
Born in 1950, he studied teaching and art in Victoria, Australia before developing my professional career while living in Tasmania, commencing in 1983. Over the last thirty-plus years Raymond has helped run an artist’s co-operative in Hobart, lectured at the Tasmanian School of Art, been Chief Examiner for HSC Art, printed thousands of screen print posters for community groups, worked as an artist in mining towns, schools and Universities, completed public art commissions, participated in Arts Tasmania and Australia council committees and received a Federation medal for services to the Art Community. Currently he is working on prints and paintings in his Queenstown studio but leading up to this focus on his own work he directed a regional art space called Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ) which fostered exhibitions, workshops, residencies and forums in that Western Tasmanian mining town of Queenstown.
He has held over 50 solo exhibitions of paintings and prints in Australia, Europe and the US and participated in many group shows. His artwork is in many private collections around the world and also the collections of the Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Bibliotheque Nationale and the Musee Courbet in France. In Australia, the National Gallery, the Australian Parliament House and various State Galleries have Raymond Arnold prints in their collection.”