'LEAD WEIGHT' PROJECT BY PETER OSBORN
Artist Peter Osborn is currently working on sculpture and drawings portraying significant events of his family history. In the first two decades of the 20th century his family lived in Broken Hill. During that time, Peter’s great grandfather died of lead poisoning and his grandfather secured a job as a clerk with Broken Hill South. It was a time of rapid change with Federation, industrial action and the First World War’. During his residency Peter researched his family’s living and working environment, visited relevant locations for drawing and photography, and sought historical resources. It is proposed that this research will provide resources for a future exhibition in Broken Hill.
Centred in this study is his family’s involvement with mining in Cornwall, Moonta and Broken Hill and the connection with the Earth’s resources.” Image: Drawing by Peter Osborn of his young grandfather riding in Railway Town, Broken Hill.
TITLE: Connective Earth
ARTFORM: Drawing (700 x 500 framed)
DESCRIPTION: This work feature one or two drawings framed together of earthscapes derived from travels in outback Australia.
In the drawings, I am seeking to express the depth of beauty and wonder of our natural landscape and its infinite irreplaceable value to our lives.
BIOGRAPHY: I am an artist living in Southern Queensland near Warwick. I work in various 2D media including drawing, water colour and acrylic painting and also 3D ceramic sculpture. My work seeks to understand and express the sources including family history, national and international cultures and natural environment that build our identity in this complex world.
LOCATION: Broken Hill City Library, 240 Blende Street, Broken Hill. The Broken Hill Library provides library resources and services to Broken Hill and the Far West NSW. It also provides a local gateway to State, National and International library networks. The City Library has a range of services including: Books on Wheels; Outback Archives; On-line Services; Outback Letterbox Library; and Inter-Library Loans.
Membership to the Broken Hill City Library is free. https://www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/learn/broken-hill-city-library