Is country life still relevant as we move to a technological future? nature and technology
“Never mind the city; Frederick Street is in crisis, with adultery, drug use, casual sex, pornography, self-harm, neglect, and unauthorised building work.” Read more at artgazemagazine
An exposé of contemporary life seen from the perspective of an eleven-year-old boy. Shaun, a country boy, is orphaned after a bushfire and must now live in the city where he meets many lonely, mixed-up residents. Can his world of benign nature and theirs of dispirited culture, be reconciled? It is a story of polarities: the country and the city; nature and culture; the material and the digital; the spirit and the flesh; lost faith and renewed hope.
Review in PS News: Award-winning artist and writer Hollingworth has vividly used his love of the bush to highlight concerns about damage to mother earth and our faith. http://bit.ly/1HlTV50
Listen to Robert Hollingworth’s in-depth interview on The Arts Show. Also his 3CR interview in Publish or Not.
Check out his interview on Booklover Book Reviews.
Robert Hollingworth is a successful and talented visual artist as well as a respected writer. As an award-winning artist he has held twenty solo shows since 1980 and has works in more than twelve public collections. Until recently Hollingworth was better known as a writer for his essays and short stories, which have received critical acclaim. His more recent longer works include Nature Boy, self-published in 2004, and They Called Me The Wildman: The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelsen published in 2008 by Murdoch Books. This book was shortlisted for the South Australian Premier’s Literary Awards Fiction prize in 2010 as well as being selected for the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge List in 2009 and 2010. Hollingworth has excellent contacts throughout the media.