Roland Nancarrow was born in Warwick, Queensland, in 1949. He lives and works in Cairns and has an extensive career as a practising artist.
Roland is an established artist who works across different media, including sculpture and painting. He has an enduring passion for the tropics and on a trip to South America he became fascinated with the tropical bird and plant life. On his return to Cairns, this interest continued, and he began to study local birds, their migratory patterns, family relationships and breeding habits. These feature in his works which comment on global warming and the impact it will have on the life of birds on our planet.
Roland has been represented in solo and group exhibitions, and he has completed more than 20 public art projects and installations. His work is held in public and private art collections across Australia.
Roland Nancarrow: Bird Encounters
12 Nov 2022 – 15 Jan 2023
2021 FNQ Contemporaries
5 Feb – 13 Mar 2021
ARTNOW FNQ 2019
13 Dec 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
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