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The Last Portraits Geoff Dyer

When I arrive at Geoff Dyer’s Hobart studio to discuss his upcoming exhibition of portraits at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), there’s not a single portrait in sight. Instead, amongst the mountains of bent paint tubes, there are dozens of landscape paintings: a series of darkened depictions of Tasmania’s Cockle Creek sit to my right, while a yellow-undercoated canvas in front of me suggests a brighter subject is underway.

Dyer is predominantly known for his landscape paintings, and yet he’s been a repeat finalist

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