Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Clifton Mack, NATSIAA 2010 finalist exhibits at Chalk Horse

Chalk Horse are proud to present as a part of our Art Month Sydney 2011 exhibition program, Clifton Mack from Yinjaa-Barni community in the Pilbara WA.

Jarman Island Lighthouse 1
2011 Acrylic on Canvas 91 x 94 cm

Jarman Island Sunset 11
2011 Acrylic on Canvas 76 x 122 cm

Jarman Island Dusk
2010 Acrylic on Canvas 76 x 122 cm

Clifton Mack obsessively paints the Jarman Island Lighthouse. Jarman Island Lighthouse is located near Cossack in Western Australia (WA) and is among the Pilbara region’s most significant historic landmarks.The lighthouse operated from 16 May 1888 until the light was extinguished on 15 May 1985. Now when the sun has set the earth around the lighthouse glows red.
It is an old historical site with the lighthouse as well as keepers quarters that were constructed by prisoners the majority of whom were from an Arabian pearling fleet, stranded up in Cossack during the cyclone season. When the tide was out, food and supplies would be sent from Cossack to the island by hand driven rail track. Today you can still see the tracks on the edge of the beach. Clifton often paints the seagulls footprints on the island.

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