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Framed Fridays - Moynihan's Tasmanian Tiger in Paris

This week, we continue our look into USQ’s Art Collection, focusing our attention on work that has inspired our printmaking department and its student body.

Australian artist Moynihan earned a Diploma of Painting and Printmaking from RMIT, followed by a Master of Fine Arts. Going on to lecture at several educational institutions throughout his career, Moynihan finished up as Senior Lecturer and Head of Printmaking at RMIT University.

In the 1970s Moynihan encountered the Colonial Lithographs by Gould depicting a series of Tasmanian Tigers, creating a catalyst of intense interest in the animal.

He has won several awards including the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize (South Australian Museum), the Albury Art Prize (Albury Regional Art Gallery) and was a finalist in the John Leslie Art Prize (Gippsland Art Gallery). His work is held in the collections of numerous public and private institutions.

The Moynihan print provides key research and teaching opportunities to the USQ printmaking department and its student body, led by Stephen Spurrier.

hand drawn picture of a Tasmanian tiger in a room
Daniel Moynihan - Tasmanian Tiger in Paris 1984 Etching on paper - USQ Art Collection 2002.374