Cherie McDonald interviews Steve Lopes for ABC Rural Radio on the occasion of Not the Way Home at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

“The tough life of Cornish miners in the region has been the focus of one Sydney artist”s paintings, which is on exhibition at the Broken Hill Art Gallery.

Two years ago, the painter spent time at the Arid Zone Research Centre at Fowlers Gap in far west New South Wales with 13 other artists.

Sydney figurative artist Steve Lopes explains how the drought-breaking rains had an unexpected impact upon his reaction to the way he drew the environment.”

Listen to the interview here.

Cornish miners stir artist's imagination | 2013 | Coverage