AUSTRALIA’S OUTER REACHES IN BLACK AND WHITE
On the other side of the world on a tiny remote island, David Edgar finds inspiration.
Seven of his large-format charcoal drawings will be included in a two-month exhibition at Jodi Robbins’ Cambridge furniture studio, newly christened as Half Crown Design.
Edgar lives, works and plays tennis in Tasmania. Each year, armed with his video and still camera, he makes a foray out to the remarkable, minus- cule Tasman Island. The island is void of human habitation, now solely the domain of rare species of seabirds, penguins, seals and the region’s tallest lighthouse. The island is surrounded by steep, thousand-foot-high stone cliffs, making access by boat treacherous and ill-advised. Edgar arrives by helicopter along with a coterie of friends and associates, all members of an ecological team of environmentalists, stewards of the island, now part of the Australian National Park system.