A new exhibition that links leading artists with regenerative farmers opens this week at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.
Featuring striking new work by leading Australian artists Ros Atkins, Jenny Bell, Jo Davenport, Janet Laurence, Tony Nott, Idris Murphy and John Wolseley, the Earth Canvas exhibition highlights engagement with the landscape through land stewardship via a creative lens.
Developed by regional collaborative Earth Canvas: Art in Ag, curated by Albury LibraryMuseum, and supported by the National Museum of Australia, the Earth Canvas exhibition demonstrates that from a regenerative farming perspective, good land management is part of the climate solution.
AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack said the council was pleased to be the first venue for this ground breaking exhibition.
“We know that art can drive enormous economic and social improvements and by taking a creative approach, this exhibition can help to drive real change that will not only benefit the farmers of the future but also create a healthier, more sustainable world for generations to come,” he said.
Gill Sanbrook, the driving force behind the Earth Canvas: Art in Ag project, said: “The artists and farmers involved in the Earth Canvas project wanted to share their combined experience of artworks and on farm visits through the exhibition. By taking time out to think about, look at and feel the landscape, we can all develop a better appreciation of the origins of our food and of the agricultural processes behind it.”
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery is the first venue for the Earth Canvas exhibition, which is scheduled to visit museums and galleries across multiple states and territories in 2021 and 2022.
The exhibition opens in Swan Hill on Friday, March 19 at 6pm with opening comments from Gilian Sanbrook from Earth Canvas: Art in Ag and Caryn Giblin, Learning and Outreach Coordinator at Albury Library Museum.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
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