Poetry + Art


- Paraclete Pie, C.D. Barron

- Thirroul Evening Too, Joseph Davis

- D.H. Lawrence in Thirroul 1922, Jeff Guess

- D.H. Lawrence and Frieda at Thirroul, Lynn Hard

- Goodbye Lorenzo, Kris Hemensley

- A Ballad of Lawrence and Thirroul, John Ridland

- D.H. Lawrence at Circular Quay, John Ruffels

- Visiting Wyewurk, Thomas Shapcott

- The Presence 1, Peter Skrzynecki



- D.H. Lawrence in Australia, Robert Darroch

- Collaroy Basin, Sandra Jobson Darroch



- Kangaroo

- The Boy in the Bush



- Small Town, Peter Sculthorpe


More art is available in the Rananim archives, or the photo gallery.

"a queer bird, like a bunch of old rag", Paul Delprat

"a frightening dip in the sandy foam", Paul Delprat

This watercolour by Sydney artist Paul Delprat depicts Lawrence bathing in the Pacific Ocean at Thirroul south of Sydney. It is part of a series of paintings by Delprat of Lawrence at Thirroul

Paul Delprat is the principal of the Julian Ashton Art School which was founded by his great-grandfather, Julian Rossi Ashton. Paul studied drawing and painting at the School which is in the historic Rocks area of Sydney. He particularly enjoys painting the human female figure, and is also a highly-regarded portrait painter.

He has worked as adviser and artist on two Norman Lindsay films: Age of Consent, starring James Mason and Helen Mirren, and Sirens, starring Hugh Grant and Elle Macpherson.

Paul is a member of the D.H. Lawrence Society of Australia.


D.H. Lawrence and a kangaroo, by Garry Shead