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The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things

8 October – 7 November 2021

‘The Nature of Things’ brings together the work of 11 local and interstate artists across the mediums of painting and sculpture.

This exhibition explores our close connection with nature, and how it has offered reprieve from the sometimes chaotic world. The escape into and solace from nature is the central reflection for the artists in this exhibition; the degree of abstraction varies from artist to artist as they draw upon their experiences from their surrounding environments. Whether they are centring in on details, or summarising general impressions left upon them from a particular environment, each artist interprets this theme with consideration and reflection.

Artists: Jackie Anderson (NSW) Sally Browne (NSW) Jo Dyer (VIC) Ian Greig (NSW) Alexandra Hirst (SA) Tiffany Kingston (NSW) Cristina Metelli (SA) Rosetta Santucci (NSW) Tiel Sievl-Keevers (QLD) Claire Yerbury (NSW) Elizabeth Wojciak (SA).

“Words from Art Images Gallery”

Below is a selection of some of the works in the show. Please visit Art Images Gallery to view all of the works I have for this exhibition. Click on each image to see more information.

The selection of works for this show has arisen from three local areas I have been able to visit and explore since Covid 19 travel restrictions have been in place.

The first is Mt Coot-tha here in Brisbane. More like a bump than a mountain, but only a short distance from home where I can walk the many tracks and be surrounded by trees and wildlife. Here I sometimes sketch, but mostly photograph and collect flora from the paths. I often carry them in my hands, feel them, then leave them.

 

The second is my home. The simplicity of my garden, the eucalyptus trees and the river below. The magpies and kookaburras that come to visit us each day.

The third place is in Northern NSW along the beaches and creeks of Bundjalung country where the tides bring in a myriad of ocean flora, and each walk depending on the season brings new treasures.

Each place is a marvel to watch the transition of light and colour, new growth and the often the short existence of life.