Nutter Buzacott was well known and admired in Melbourne’s early modernist art scene of the 1930s and 1940s, and his art attracted very favourable attention when he moved to Brisbane in the late 1940s, but it has been overlooked since his death in 1976.
A gentle, unassuming man, Buzacott was an artist who observed the everyday lives of the people with whom he came into contact and the landscape that he and they inhabited. His people are shown working on farms, on the roads, on wharves and in boats. They are at the beach and playing backyard cricket. His many landscapes are evidence of his love of nature and the environment, often showing how farming and development changed the land.
This timely survey of his art is woven into an account of his life and the social and political context within which he lived.