A photo of Colin Wilson's work - a small rock with metal legs is positioned to look as though is is walking up a hill. Credit Colin Wilson.

Colin Wilson has lived in Queenstown for about 15 years. His contribution to The Unconformity 2023 Art Trail is the first public showing of his work.

When Colin first came to Queenstown, it didn't take long for him to notice the interesting rocks, both in colour and shape, scattered all around these parts. He started collecting a few and eventually decided to try making some pieces. It only took about ten years to make these things. Sometimes it's the journey as much as the result.

Each piece presents new challenges. Colin is testing myself. His resolve, his patience, his determination. It is fair to say that he was not in a good place when he came here – he had PTSD and other health issues. These pieces played no small part in moving on, he is in a much happier place now. It is hard for him to explain but looking at his rock critters makes him feel deeply happy.

Colin would like to thank Rural Alive & Well (RAW) for including their shopfront in the Art Trail. He appreciates the good work they do in the community.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.