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Raymond Arnold

A printmaker and painter of international reputation, influenced by the rugged, compelling beauty of Tasmania's west coast


Raymond Arnold was born in Victoria in 1950 and moved to Tasmania in 1983. Under the influence of the island’s natural environment, Raymond developed his career to become a printmaker and painter of international reputation. Today, his legacy to Tasmanian art is already well established and he is a driving force in the discourse around land/art issues within Tasmania.

Raymond’s work reflects the construction of the Tasmania landscape, in particular that of the west coast, his adopted home. He articulates this unique landscape masterfully, introducing viewers to its rugged, compelling beauty and the many vital issues surrounding its past, present and future.

In 2006, Raymond established Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ), a non-profit studio and gallery in the mining town of Queenstown in Tasmania’s west. LARQ’s main intent is to develop a ‘wilderness’ art space with an imbedded residency program that will become a nest for incubation for his own art practice and that of others in response to the natural and heritage values inherent in the region.

Raymond has held more than 50 solo exhibitions and participated in group shows in Australia, Europe and the USA. His work can be found in the collections of the Imperial War Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Bibliotheque Nationale and the Musee Courbet in France, as well as the National Gallery, the Australian Parliament House and all state galleries in Australia.


Select items from year 2000 onwards, click here to view Raymond’s full CV.


2015 – Elsewhere World, Bett Gallery, Hobart
Elsewhere World, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne
2013 – The Pale Show of Life, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2013 – Unique States: Seriality and the Panoramic, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
2012 – The Pale Show of Life West Coast paintings LARQ Gallery, Queenstown
2012 – Unique States: Seriality and the Panoramic, Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie
2012 – Double Vision, Celia Lendis Gallery, Moreton in Marsh, Cotswolds UK
2011 – Celia Lendis Gallery, Moreton in Marsh, Cotswolds UK
2011 – A History of Printmaking, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2010 – Western Tasmanian Paintings, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport
2008 – Western Mountain Ecology, LARQ Gallery, Queenstown
2008 – Timber Mill – The Fetish of the Painted subject, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2008 – Raymond Arnold, ArtSpace, Wynyard
2007 – In Harm’s Way, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
2007 – Gallery 482/Michel Sourgnes, Brisbane
2007 – In Harm’s Way/Ligne de chance, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2006 – Double Vision – Albury Regional Gallery
2005 – New French Prints – Bett Gallery Hobart
2005 – Nature/Culture, Raymond Arnold Survey, Australian Embassy, Washington DC
2005 – Double Vision, Timespan Gallery, Helmsdale, Scotland
2005 – Double Vision, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2005 – Australian Galleries, Sydney
2005 – Double Vision, Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris
2004 – Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2004 – Gallery 482, Brisbane
2003 – Australian Galleries, Sydney
2003 – Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2002 – Bett Gallery, Hobart
2002 – Gallery 482, Brisbane
2002 – Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne
2001 – Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris
2001 – Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2000 – Gallery 482, Brisbane


2012 – Artists behind the Actions, Franklin Church Gallery
2012 – Connections, Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston
2011 – John Glover Prize, Evandale
2011 – River Effects, Academy Gallery University of Tasmania, Launceston
2011 – Dis-covery, Salamanca Gallery, Hobart
2011 – Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints. Manly Art Gallery, Sydney and other venues in Australia and China
2011 – Gallipoli Club exhibition, Sydney
2011 – Awe+Flux – Western Tasmanian artworks, Launceston and Queenstown
2011 – In Suspect Terrain – 10 Queenstown Artists, Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie
2010 – John Glover Prize, Evandale
2010 – Gallipoli Club Painting prize, Sydney
2010 – Psycho Geographers and Geoparks – Six Queenstown Painters, Queenstown, Launceston and Hobart
2010 – Print Installation, Horace Mann, New York
2009 – Marcher sur les pelouses, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart
2009 – TasArt Burnie Coastal Art Group Prize, Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie
2009 – The Cigar Box Show, Artifakt Gallery, Deloraine
2008 – Stock Show, Australia Galleries
2008 – In Memoriam Imperial War Museum, London
2007 – Artists’ INK, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool
2007 – John Glover Prize, Evandale
2007 – The Story of Australian Printmaking 1801/2005. National Gallery of Australia
2007 – Tasmanian Prints, Handmark Gallery, Hobart
2007 – International Printmaking Exhibition, Sanbao, China
2007 – Consciencia, Pegge Hopper Gallery, Honolulu
2006 – National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington Peninsula
2006 – 50 Years at Australian Galleries, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2006 – Australian Galleries, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
2006 – Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
2006 – Marks and Motifs: Prints from the PCA Collection, QUT Art Museum, Queensland
2006 – John Leslie Environmental Art Prize, Sale Regional Gallery, Sale
2006 – Annual exhibition, Coastal Art Group, Burnie Art Gallery
2006 – Conrad-Jupiters Invitation Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Centre, Queensland
2006 – Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
2006 – Double Vision: Raymond Arnold and Ian Westacott, Albury Regional Gallery, Albury
2006 – Bookish, Australian Galleries
2005 – Benefit Exhibition, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
2005 – Notes from the Natural World, Australian Galleries Works on Paper
2005 – Gravures Monumentales, Atelier Lacouriere et Frelaut, Paris
2005 – 25 x 25, Megalo Print Centre, Canberra
2005 – IVth Novosibirsk International Biennale of Contemporary Graphic Art, Third prize
2005 – Source, Scotch Oakburn School, Launceston
2004 – 23, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
2004 – Contemporary Australian Prints, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2004 – Modern Master Printmakers, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
2004 – Tasmanian Printmakers, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
2003 – Future Perfect, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2003 – Profane ou Sacre, Musée Courbet Ornans, France
2003 – ACT 12 New Works on Paper, George Adams Gallery, Melbourne
2002 – Memory Becomes History, Imperial War Museum, London
2002 – VII Bienal Internacional de Grabado, Ourense, Spain
2002 – Aspects of Tasmania Art, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
2001 – No Muttering, Ivan Dougherty Gallery and touring venues
2001 – Poets and Painters, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2001 – The Macau International Exhibition of Prints, Macau Museum of Art, China
2000 – Death and Decoration, University of Tasmania, Plimsoll Gallery


2012 – Wrest Point Art Award Prize, Hobart
2010 – Gallipoli Painting Prize, Sydney
2008 – Purchased Glover Prize, Evandale
2008 – Raymond Arnold Monograph, Quintas Publishing, Tasmania
2008 – Winner of Glover Prize, Evandale
2006 – Artist in Residence, School of Art, Canberra
2005 – Artist in Residence, School of Art, Canberra
2005 – VACB Development Grant
2004 – Masters of Fine Art (Research) Monash University, Melbourne
2002 – Federation Medal, Commonwealth Government, Australia
2001 – VACB Skills and Development grant

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