Born in 1950, Raymond studied teaching and art in Victoria, Australia before developing his professional career while living in Tasmania. Over the last three decades he has helped run an artist’s co-operative in Hobart, lectured at the Tasmanian School of Art, been Chief Examiner for HSC Art, printed thousands of screen print posters for community groups, worked as an artist in mining towns, schools and Universities, completed public art commissions, participated in Arts Tasmania and Australia council committees and received a Federation medal for services to the Art Community. Raymond lives in Queenstown, Western Tasmania, where for ten years he directed a regional art space called Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ) which fostered exhibitions, workshops, residencies and forums. For essentially this work he was received an Australia Day Tasmanian Local Hero award 2016. LARQ has segued into WAS or Western Art Space and becomes a focus and a developing archive for his artwork.
As a compliment to this world, Raymond researched the intaglio print medium in Europe, working and exhibiting on a regular basis since 1993.
He has held over 50 solo exhibitions of his work in Australia, Europe and the US. and participated in many group shows. Raymond is represented in the collections of the Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Musee Courbet in France. In Australia, the National Gallery, the Australian Parliament House and various State Galleries have Raymond Arnold prints in their collection
Sarah Day was born in England and grew up in Tasmania. Awards for her books include the Queensland Premier's Award, the Uni Melbourne Wesley Michel Wright Prize and Anne Elder Award. Her most recent books, Tempo and Towards Light, were shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award and the Tasmanian Premier's Award. Sarah has been resident at the BR Whiting Studio in Rome, and has read at festivals in France, UK and Portugal. Her poems have been translated into a number of languages and have been set to music by British composer Anthony Gilbert. Sarah was poetry editor at Island Magazine for seven years. She is an active member of Marion Bay Coast Care in Southern Tasmania.