Misery Beach

Image © Courtesy of Artist

Mark Tweedie

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Mark Tweedie's practice fundamentally deals with memory, love, and loss. His works are narrative-driven and laden with a sense of history. Misery Beach is part of a series of works based on a residency undertaken in Albany, Western Australia, predominantly depicting the Torndirrup National Park. Notorious for its rugged and beguiling coastline, the area's ancient terrain has an unmistakable presence. Misery Beach is a lesser-known small beach located near the old whaling station, purportedly named due to whale blood frequently washing ashore until the closure of Australia's last whaling station in 1978. Tweedie exhibits nationally, and has been a finalist in prominent art prizes including: the Blake Prize, the Kilgour Prize and the Lester Prize.