Nature Nurturing Art
Nature Nurturing Art is an exhibition about the connectivity between art, science and the natural environment. It features 30 artists who are all passionately inspired by the natural-world.
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 jewellery. Some are deeply inspired by remote Australia and indigenous cultures, while others take inspiration from their local environment.
‘I am intrigued by artists who may spend years exploring particular aspects of life such the shimmer of light on water, or the pattern of rock formations. Photographers may wait hours to capture ‘that shot’ of an animal in its habitat. Artists may return again and again to places of significance to them to absorb and convey its essence. In this exhibition we, the viewer, have the privilege of peeping into the worlds of artists who are both nurtured and inspired by nature, showing their interpretation of our unique Australian environment. It is a delight to organise this exhibition for the WAMA Project’.
Chris Nicholls Night River#3, 2003
Jennifer Marshall: Wreck Bay (detail), 2016
Mali Moir: Cirripedia (detail), 2014
WAMA is honoured to be able to do what we love within an ancient, diverse and unique cultural landscape that we call home. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future, for they hold the knowledge, wisdom, traditions and culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.