Image above: Heather Shimmen Cry 2008 linocut on paper and organza edition 15 88cm x 70cm
WAMA Foundation Inc. presents Nature Nurturing Art, an exhibition about the connectivity between art, science and the natural environment, curated by Merle Hathaway.
The artists come from across Australia, and are at varying stages in their careers. Their artwork ranges from botanical art to abstraction, from sculpture to photography and interpretative paintings. Some are deeply inspired by remote Australia and indigenous cultures while others take inspiration from their local environment.
The online exhibition runs from 1 September – 16 October 2020.
WAMA (Where Art Meets Nature) is an eco-tourism destination project celebrating the relationship between art, science and nature. Located adjacent to the national heritage listed Grampians (Gariwerd), WAMA is a destination project creating a wildlife art precinct that inspires, educates and stimulates our connection with nature. WAMA will boast a dedicated wildlife art gallery that explores the interconnection between art and nature, set within botanic gardens and wetlands, that nurtures and protects rare species of plants and animals.
Image above: Hertha Kluge-Pott Wings of kelp – page 2 2009 drypoint edition 12 44cm x 49.5cm
Image above: John Wolseley 101 insect life stories no. 41 – Whipstick beetle 2017 etching with watercolour (monochrome) edition 15 19cm x 30cm