Flinders Series : 1974 - 1979

Collection of Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Morning Vista, acrylic on canvas, 1.2 x 3.6 metres, 1975


Flinders Series 1974 -1979

These hard-edge paintings developed from exploring colour and its interaction and applying it to the observation of the landscape north of Spencer Gulf-the vast semi-arid plains that stretch into the hinterland and the spectacular Flinders Ranges to the East. The main structure of these works were stripes that could be manipulated to give strong optical effects while also reflecting the space and strata of the landscape.

'It is a thrill and a lesson in the creative process to pass from a gouache by Barrie Goddard,itself a splendid piece of direct topographical painting to his inspired hard-edge composition, 'Angorichina-Morning side of the Mountain.'

Ivor Francis The Advertiser, September 1974

'He does not treat landscape as the traditionalists do, showing us what we know we see .He shows us the light by which we see, the light from which our brain draws conclusions with the aid of experience.'

David Dolan The Advertiser, February 1976

Collection of Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide SA

Moolooloo Movement, acrylic on canvas, 1.5 x 3 metres, 1974


Brachina October Morning Light, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 274 cm 1974

In the collection of EBUS Melbourne, Victoria







Angorchina - Morning Side of the Mountain, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122 cm,1974







Falkland Descent in Ecliptical Light, acrylic on canvas, 165 x 165, 1974






Strata Overhang Layered Link, acrylic on canvas, 3 x 1 metre, 1975






Aroona Roll, acrylic on canvas, 0.6 x 3.6 metres, 1978





Aroona Roll, detail