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oil and acrylic on board
28 x 33 cm (framed)

Working across painting, collage and sculpture, Melbourne-based artist John Baird has developed a unique aesthetic, exploring how Sydney Harbour has become a symbolic and iconic expression of Australian identity. Serene sailboats, landmarks and still seas rendered in steely indigos, seaweed greens and icy greys conjure a sweeping tranquillity that transports the viewer to a moment of stillness – be it the calm of the ubiquitous Australian coast or a quiet content within their own internal landscape.

Baird has participated in numerous solo and group shows around Australia, and his work is held in major national collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Artbank and Bell Potter Group, as well as international and national corporate and private collections.

John Baird has chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds from this work to the NSW RSF - Firefighter Samuel McPaul Family.

Volunteer firefighter Samuel McPaul, a member of Morven Rural Fire Brigade, was tragically killed while on duty at the Green Valley fireground east of Albury NSW. Samuel leaves behind a loving wife, Megan, who is pregnant with their first child, due in May. The NSW RFS has created a dedicated bank account to collect donations. All funds received will be distributed to Samuel’s wife, Megan, to provide for their baby’s future.

To find out more or to make a donation please click here.

Update at 11:07am, 18 January 2020

* Please note the above work is painted on linen and cradled on board with a depth of 3 cm. This work is ready to hang. The description above stating that this artwork is framed is incorrect. The final dimensions for this work is 25 x 30 x 3 cm. Our apologies for the confusion.

Value: $2,700
Bidding ended: 5:00pm, 23 January 20205:00pm, Thursday 23 January 2020Australia/Sydney
Bids for this item are in Australian Dollars.


Bidder Time Bid
Justine Johnston 8:08am 20 Jan 2020 $2,800
monique_2 7:34am 20 Jan 2020 $2,550
Justine Johnston 1:20am 19 Jan 2020 $2,500
Suzie Shaw 3:14pm 18 Jan 2020 $2,000
monique_2 1:38am 18 Jan 2020 $1,450