About the artist
Renowned Australian landscape painter, Peter Kingston, received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales in 1965 and tutored in architecture at the University of Sydney. He has held over 35 solo exhibitions since 1978 as far afield as New York, London and Los Angeles.
Rainforest train, Kuranda is from a 2005 series of works created in Cairns and Kuranda, each one capturing a typical moment in time of life in the Far North including this recognisable scene of the Kuranda train pulling into the station.
Like many southern Australian painters, Kingston was drawn to Far North Queensland, capturing many scenes of landscapes, life and iconic buildings of Cairns and Kuranda. Kingston was also a staunch supporter of the ‘Save Hinchinbrook’ campaign of 2005. Creating works and organising auctions “to protect and conserve World Heritage-listed Hinchinbrook Island and Channel from the impacts of coastal development”.
Original artwork details
Flood warden 2011
linocut on Japanese mulberry paper
47.0 cm x 32.0 cm (paper); 30.0 cm x 30.0 cm (image)
Cairns Art Gallery Collection
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Peter Kingston, 2006
Reproduction artwork details
High quality reproduction of an original painting held in the Cairns Art Gallery Collection.
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