Nature Nurturing Art Exhibition: WAMA Project

In News August 21, 2020

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 exhibition features almost 30 artists who are all passionately inspired by the natural world, including Hertha Kluge-PottHeather Shimmen and John Wolseley.

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

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Image above: John Wolseley  101 insect life stories no. 41 – Whipstick beetle  2017  etching with watercolour (monochrome)  edition 15  19cm x 30cm