Nic Goodwolf is a German born, Tasmanian based artist. His work deals with the notion of home, and its relation to migratory human experience. Goodwolf’s most current body of work evolved after undertaking a residency in Sicily and Florence in 2005, funded by the Claudio Alcorso Foundation. Sicily has been shaped through the forces of migration throughout history, particularly after World War II when it experienced a mass population exodus. For this reason Goodwolf was drawn to the island for his own artistic research.
During the residency, Goodwolf developed a series of powerful multi-plate etchings, which respond directly to the history and landscape of Sicily. His confident, expressive mark captures physical elements of the terrain, from volcanic islands off the North Eastern coast, to the organic forms found within the sea. Meanwhile the concept of human movement flows through his work, symbolised in the boats that often appear.
This fruitful period in Sicily resulted in a sell out solo exhibition at the Port Jackson Press Print Room in April 2006, entitled The Sea Inside.