Collection

Return to Frazer Cave
Peter Taylor

1982

Peter Taylor
b.
1927
Title:
Return to Frazer Cave
Production date:
1982
Accession No:
83/23
Measurements:
2155 x 1490 x 1130mm
Media:
Enamel and acrylic on Huon and celery top pine wood

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. Purchased from Monica Brewster Bequest in 1983.

This work by Peter Taylor deals with the international fight to preserve the ancient rain forests of south-west Tasmania. The threat to the unique wilderness area is the proposed construction of a hydro-electric power station. As well as the natural environment, this development threatened caves in the area which had been settled by Indigenous Australians for the previous 18,000 years.