The Sea : 2009 - 2010

This is an exhibition of primarily recent work that focuses on the 'Storm' theme but does include some earlier sea works and some much earlier works from the Flinders Ranges.

' These have been included to give insights into the artist's body of ideas and practice extending over a professional lifetime .....'

'Underlying all his work is a sense of Australia as a vast ancient land in which the inexorable forces of nature are ever present and reminders of the fragility of humanity's hold on this place are many ....'

'.... the sea emerges as an awesome, sometimes beautiful, at other times threatening force which shapes our lives.'

Notes from 'education pack' Country Arts S A

`Consider the breaking waves which provide the basic motif of many of his Sea images. Like Ballard's forests incrementally turning to glass,these liquid explosions of force, by virtue of the way the artist built the forms from calligraphic twists and gestures, dance like particle storms. Liquidity is frozen but the energy of the force- field of marks suggest imminent explosive action. Similar to Ballard (who saw himself writing about 'the psychology of the future') Goddard addresses the impact of deep time and tectonic shifts in the materiality of the world.'

John Neylon The Adelaide Review, May 200

 The Sea : 2009 - 2010

Visual Arts Touring Exhibition : Country Arts South Australia, 2009 - 2010





Every Ripple on the Ocean, oil on canvas, 
92 x 184 cm, 2008

A Bigger Splash, oil on canvas, 184 x 92 cm, 2008



Twin Towers, oil on canvas, 60 x 120 cm, 2008







Storm Surge - Cloud Shadow, oil on canvas, 92 x 184 cm, 2007




Storm Surge - Moana Beach, pastel on paper, 100 x 70cm, 2006







Sea Horsing Around, oil on canvas, 184 x 92 cm, 2007

Two Heads are Better Than One in the Dewdrop World, oil on canvas,151 x 93cm, 2007






The Ripple Down Effect, oil on canvas, 184 x 107 cm, 2007





Troubled Waters - Love is the Seventh Wave, oil on canvas, 115 x 185 cm, 2006.