The work of 76 leading contemporary artists comes together in HOLDING GROUND, an online art exhibition fundraiser to help stop a massive quarry being blasted into Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula.
Of the 76 artists, a number of artists represented by Australian Galleries are featured in the exhibition, including Rosalind Atkins, G.W. Bot, Philip Davey, Graeme Drendel, David Frazer, Kate Hudson, Martin King, Barbie Kjar, Rick Matear, Sarah Tomasetti, Deborah Williams and John Wolseley.
The featured works are related thematically to ideas of connection, identity and the natural world. Organisers aim to raise $100,000 with all proceeds going to support the community campaign Save Arthurs Seat, including increasing efforts to convince the Ross Trust/Hillview Quarries to withdraw their proposal.
“It’s very exciting to bring art to the centre of the fight to Save Arthurs Seat, the support and generosity of the participating artists is inspiring. HOLDING GROUND aims to help shine a light on the Ross Trust’s plans, and what we all stand to lose if the quarry goes ahead.”
“The exhibition provides people with a powerful opportunity to purchase art work by renowned contemporary artists and at the same time help save a precious part of our state,” Penny Gebhardt – Exhibition Curator
HOLDING GROUND will run from 23 April to 14 May. To view the full exhibition, click here.
Image above: Rosalind Atkins Yammacoona II 2019 wood engraving edition 20 10 x 20 cm
Image above: Martin King Provocateur indigo 2019 etching 67 x 88 cm
Image above: Sarah Tomasetti Outer Kora, Kailash series 2019-20 oil and incision on fresco plaster 80 x 100 cm