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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Womerah Lane : Lives and Landscapes
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'Carment is one of Australia’s best-known plein air artists. It is his distinctive mark as a writer that he writes as he paints – from life – capturing the likeness of a particular place in time, remaining faithful to the moment when he sees something striking or strange. And just as his paintings and drawings are small, limited by what he can carry with him on his travels, so in his writing he is a miniaturist working on a large scale: the tone of his writing matches the style of his brushwork. Free-flowing yet nuanced, it evokes the places he visits and the people and objects he encounters, friends and strangers, the homeless and the famous – farms, beaches, cottages, building sites, even typewriters and eggs and telegraph poles – each has its story.

'In this richly illustrated collection of Tom Carment’s essays about people and landscapes has been thirty years in the making. It covers the period that he has lived in Womerah Lane in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, while travelling the country as a plein air artist. Womerah Lane is composed of written pieces set in every state of mainland Australia, accompanied by paintings and drawings made in those places.'

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Notes

  • Dedication: for Jan

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: Giramondo Publishing , 2019 .
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      Extent: 272p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2019.
      ISBN: 9781925818215 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Plein Air Susan Wyndham , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Womerah Lane : Lives and Landscapes Tom Carment , 2019 selected work essay
'Tom Carment the artist, writer, and man makes a perfectly integrated whole. Carment is a compact, casually neat figure who looks through round-lensed glasses and has a calm stillness even when he’s on the move, as he often is. His art and writing are also on a small scale, intimately observant, informal, and warmly appealing. He has exhibited his paintings and drawings for more than four decades and has written for almost as long, occasionally for publication and often in private. As he said at his book launch, he used to pour most of his thoughts into letters, including one he found recently that ran to thirty-eight pages.'

(Introduction)

Plein Air Susan Wyndham , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Womerah Lane : Lives and Landscapes Tom Carment , 2019 selected work essay
'Tom Carment the artist, writer, and man makes a perfectly integrated whole. Carment is a compact, casually neat figure who looks through round-lensed glasses and has a calm stillness even when he’s on the move, as he often is. His art and writing are also on a small scale, intimately observant, informal, and warmly appealing. He has exhibited his paintings and drawings for more than four decades and has written for almost as long, occasionally for publication and often in private. As he said at his book launch, he used to pour most of his thoughts into letters, including one he found recently that ran to thirty-eight pages.'

(Introduction)

Last amended 5 Feb 2020 08:53:10
Subjects:
  • Darlinghurst, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
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