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Guy Grey-Smith, Rottnest
Guy Grey-Smith, <em>Rottnest</em>
Guy Grey-Smith, Rottnest, 1954–57
By focusing on the familiar terrain of Rottnest, Guy Grey-Smith found new equivalents for its unique forms. While influences of contemporary English artists are evident, the resulting image transcends these influences and, in its vigour and freshness, creates a new schema for a uniquely local experience.

Oil on canvas, 61.2 x 76.5 cm
The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Tom Collins Bequest Fund, 1957, © The University of Western Australia

Caption: Ted Snell
Photo: Robert Frith, Acorn Photo Agency