Raymond Arnold is working out of a mining town on the West Coast of lutruwita/Tasmania where he has lived for 18 years. Initially, he set up and ran an arts centre titled, Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ), with his partner – painter Helena Demczuk. It was a project with exhibitions, residencies and publications and had a ‘shelf life’ of ten years.
More recently, Raymond and Helena have helped to set up a communal art centre with a focus on printmaking titled, PressWEST Tasmania. Over the 18-year period in the West, Raymond has continued to make work in the mediums of printmaking and painting with solo exhibitions in 2022 at the Australian Galleries in Naarm/Melbourne and Bett Gallery in nipaluna/Hobart. He completed a major work for permanent installation into the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston in 2022 and the National Gallery of Australia has recently acquired an etching panorama for their collection.