Exhibitions    Earth Canvas

24.10.20 to 30.10.22

In Australia, the way we produce food and fibre has come to rely increasingly on industrial principles of

production. This approach has led to many environmental and human health losses.

Regenerative agriculture is emerging as an alternative approach. Its principles focus on the health of nature

and people, and on how all things are interconnected. It is more than sustainability; it is the active rebuilding

or regenerating of an ecosystem towards full health.

 

The Earth Canvas project invited contemporary artists to work on regenerative farms between the Murray

and Murrumbidgee rivers in southern New South Wales. The project aimed to link the artists’ perspective on

the land with the farmers’ management of the land. What was revealed was a mutual creativity of approach

and deep empathy with the landscape.

 

This exhibition explores the experiences of both the regenerative farmer and the artist, their respective

engagement with the land and their vision for a healthier world.

 

The artists and farms involved in the Earth Canvas project are:

 

• Rosalind Atkins, working with the Wearn Family at Yammacoona, Little Billabong

• Jenny Bell, working with the Coughlan family at Mount Narra Narra, Holbrook

• Jo Davenport, working with the Austin Family at Mundarlo, Mundarlo

• Janet Laurence, working with Rebecca Gorman and family at Yabtree West, Mundarlo

• Idris Murphy, working with the Coghlan family at Eurimbla, Gerogery

• John Wolseley, working with Gillian Sanbrook at Bibbaringa, Bowna

 

Earth Canvas was developed by regional collaborative Earth Canvas: Art in Ag, curated by Albury

LibraryMuseum, and supported by the National Museum of Australia. This project has been assisted by the

Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

 

Travelling Exhibition to four states of Australia with artists and Farmers at regional Galleries.

Starts 24th October 2020 at Albury Library Museum. In collaboration with the National Museum of Australia ACT.

 

  • The Albury LibraryMuseum from October 24 2020 to February 7, 2021
  • The Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery from March 19 to May 14, 2021
  • The Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier from July 16 to August 29, 2021
  • Mildura Arts Centre from September 16 to November 28, 2021
  • Riverina Museum Wagga Wagga from December 7 2021 to February 27 2022
  • The Tamworth Regional Gallery from March 16 to May 5, 2022
  • Griffith Regional Gallery from June 18 2022 to July 24 2022
  • Australian National Museum from August 18 2022 to October 30 2022

 

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Chains of ponds, contour banks and the return of the reed warbler, Bibbaringa 1 by John Wolseley

Chains of ponds, contour banks and the return of the reed warbler, Bibbaringa 1  2021

oil on Masonite

73 x 122cm

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What would the world, once bereft of wet and wilderness?Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet, Long live the weeds, and the wilderness yet – G M Hopkins by John Wolseley

What would the world, once bereft of wet and wilderness?Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet, Long live the weeds, and the wilderness yet – G M Hopkins  2020

oil on Masonite

92 x 122cm

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Slow water and the rufous songlark, Bibbaringa 3 by John Wolseley

Slow water and the rufous songlark, Bibbaringa 3  2021

oil on Masonite

58 x 76cm

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Study for Chains of ponds and contour banks, Bibbaringa 4 by John Wolseley

Study for Chains of ponds and contour banks, Bibbaringa 4  2021

watercolour and coloured pencil on cotton paper

57 x 76cm

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Lolloping hills and the two dams, Bibbaringa 5 by John Wolseley

Lolloping hills and the two dams, Bibbaringa 5  2021

graphite and watercolour on cotton paper

58 x 76cm

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A natural history of slow water, Bibbaringa 6 by John Wolseley

A natural history of slow water, Bibbaringa 6  2021

watercolour graphite and coloured pencil on cotton paper

57 x 70cm

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Study for Slow water and the rufus songlark, Bibbaringa 7 by John Wolseley

Study for Slow water and the rufus songlark, Bibbaringa 7  2021

watercolour and gouache on cotton paper

57 x 76cm

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Healing the Fowlers Creek gultch, Bibbaringa 8 by John Wolseley

Healing the Fowlers Creek gultch, Bibbaringa 8  2021

watercolour on cotton paper

70 x 73cm

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Study for What would the world be, once bereft, of wet and wildness, Bibbaringa 9 by John Wolseley

Study for What would the world be, once bereft, of wet and wildness, Bibbaringa 9  2021

charcoal and pastel on drafting film

86 x 120cm

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