I am so thrilled as an exhibiting member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) to be a part
of this important exhibition – presented in the historic Carnegie Building, home to the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
The exhibition coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race.
The range of 170 yachts competing this year include entries from Australia, Europe USA and Asia.
The first Aboriginal crew to ever take part in the race is with the Beneteau 47.7 – Tribal Warrior.
I have a painting in the exhibition called Blackwattle Bay, which features the ketch, Tribal Warrior.
My Tribal Warrior was originally a pearling lugger working the waters of Australia’s far north and still working,
but today she is used to train Aboriginal youth to attain their Master Class Maritime Certificates. The Beneteau crew
may well have started their sailing careers on my Tribal Warrior! A very nice tribute to name the Beneteau too.
All the more reason to see this exhibition! And everyone is welcome.
Many of the artworks will reflect the history of the famous yacht race from humble beginnings to the use
of highly sophisticated technology and materials of today.
Of course there is other marine art as well so it will be an exceptional show and worth a trip to Tassie, and all paintings are for sale.
The exhibition opens on 15 November and continues until March, when Hobart may be a little bit quieter!