Acclaimed Tasmanian artist Max Angus celebrated his 100th birthday on October 30 2014 and marked the occasion with an exhibition at Hobart’s Colville Gallery.
To recognise these events, the Hobart Mercury published an excellent, informative article by Linda Smith, with some fine photographs by Sam Rosewarne entitled Artist Max Angus celebrates 100th birthday with new exhibition.
Max Angus has painted Lake Pedder ever since his first visit there in the early 1950s, and continues to paint the original lake from memory to this day.
Max was closely involved in the struggle to save Lake Pedder from flooding in 1972 by the Hydro-Electric Commission, the campaign to restore Lake Pedder that led to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage Enquiry into the Proposal to Drain and Restore Lake Pedder, and subsequent campaigns.
In his work to see Lake Pedder restored, Max is motivated by his desires to make others aware of its beauty and to enable them to see it for themselves in the future.
Max has contributed to Lake Pedder Restoration over many years. He is patient, optimistic, resilient, knowledgeable and insightful. The committee has benefited enormously from these qualities and looks forward to his inspiration and participation in its work in 2015 and beyond.