It has now been nearly 20 years since Hugh Sawrey passed and in that time, his work has been discovered by a new generation of art lovers and aficionados of the outback culture he documented . Recently a trove of personal papers had been donated to the Queensland State Library and a new book will be released mid year. This will be the first publication featuring his work for many years and will focus exclusively on his depictions of horses. An area of artist practice he made his own and which has no equal in Australian painting
Produced and edited by Anthony Sawrey, the publication will be the first to put his output into a larger Australian Art context. Exploring both his influences, techniques and subject matter through essays and images that chart his development both as artist and individual. Over the course of the next few months, we will keep you updated on progress and let you know when the first copies roll of the line. Generous discounts will be available to all those who indicate that they would like to pre-order.