Rew Hanks 'Convict Carnivore'

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Rew Hank's 'Convict Carnivore' is a portrait of the now exist Tasmanian Tiger - a subject that recurs throughout the artist's work. For him, the Tasmanian Tiger is a metaphor for the corrosions of colonialisation, its extinction at the hands of man-made poisons and environmental destruction. Hanks' draws a lineage between the unruly convict and the tiger, punily turning its stripes into a bandit's mask.

He also sees the Tasmanian Tiger's plight as analogous to the Palawa people, who resided in Tasmania pre-settlement.

Hanks is a foremost Australian printmaker. Described as a "master of colonial parody", he has been awarded the Megalo International Print Prize, Triennale Print Prize in the 4th Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing, Bangkok, Thailand, First Prize in the 9th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Kochi, Japan, First Prize in the IV International Print Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey and Grand Prize in the 8th Bharat Bhavan International Biennal of Print-Art, Bhopal, India.

His work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank and several significant regional and tertiary collections.


Rew HANKS (1958 - )
'Convict Carnivore' 2006
Edition of 30
Image Size: 76 x 57 cm
Dimensions: 76 x 57 cm
Signed: signed, titled and numbered to base
Comes with Letter of Provenance
linocut with soft ground etching
Availability: in stock
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin. Image is in Fine condition.
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