Roger Drennan's series of landscapes -Through the Mirage, painted in the southern and central Flinders Ranges.
Roger Drennan is a character with tales to tell of life as stockman, horseman, road train operator and a life of painting, sketching and designing up and down the track through Central Australia. On show in the Bence Room is his series of landscape paintings of the Flinders Ranges, Through the Mirage.
Roger has lived his whole life in the region, making a living in many industries and professions due to his diverse skills and resourcefulness. His early years growing up in Horrock’s Pass and working as a stockman led to a deep love of the Flinders Ranges and outback scenes. The rugged wilderness of these environments and of life on the land are a favourite subject matter for his vibrantly toned and textured acrylic paintings'