Artist talk with Vida Pearson


Have you seen WAMA’s Art Meets Nature exhibition yet? Really, you should.

If you’ve seen it already, you’ll agree it’s worth a second visit.

On Saturday 12th October, printmaker Vida Pearson chats about her art. If you’ve been curious about printmaking and linocuts and too shy to ask, this is your golden opportunity. Vida will touch on the inspiration behind her artwork ‘Grace’ (that’s her, below) which is in the exhibition and also the process involved when creating a new linocut from start to finish.

The exhibition is in The Atrium on the 35th floor of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street. Vida’s talk is free: meet near the piano at 4.00.


Vida Pearson Art - Grace

VIDA PEARSON – Artist/printmaker

Vida has been a professional artist/printmaker for over 30 years. Early in her career her favoured mediums were screen printing and etching. However in the last 15 years she has concentrated almost exclusively on linocuts. She has a very distinctive style with her brightly coloured strongly designed works – mostly hand coloured.

Upon joining the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia many years ago her images naturally took a turn in that direction. This enables her to combine a love of bird watching, photography and travel with her work. She spends approx. 2 months each year on field trips within Australia and overseas collecting material for new images. This has involved many trips to outback Australia and inspirational places such as Antarctica, Madagascar, Asia, Iceland and most frequently to southern Africa. She finds observing all types of wildlife exhilarating – even those she observes daily on her 5-acre bush block. She hopes that by creating beautiful images of the natural world she may cause people to reflect on how amazing our planet is.

Her work can be found in galleries throughout Australia. She has won over 150 prizes in art competitions and exhibits regularly in group and solo shows.

She has been selected for the internationally judged “Birds in Art” exhibition in the US as well as being voted “Wildlife Artist of the Year” by the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia in both 2014 and 2015. She is featured in “Inspiration Wild: An Artistic Celebration of Nature and Environment” published by the WAMA Foundation and her work was featured in the 2017 Australia Geographic Art Calendar.


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Art Meets Nature, 2019

Exhibition Dates: 6 August – 3rd November, 2019

Following the success of last year’s Art Meets Nature exhibition at Lucy McEachern Studio and Gallery, curator Merle Hathaway is working on a new WAMA show to be held at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. The exhibition will run from 6 August to 3 November 2019 in The Atrium, on the 35th floor of the Sofitel.

Again, the exhibition will show a wide range of artists whose work is inspired by nature. This year’s exhibition includes jewellers Nicky Hepburn and Silvio Apponyi, painters Mali Moir, Dianne Emery, Jennifer Marshall and Chris Nicholls, printmakers Tate Adams, Vida Pearson and Herthe Kluge-Pott, installations by Rosalind Lawson and Nichola Clarke, sculpture by Lucy McEachern, photographers John Tiddy and Lynden Nichols, and many more.

Watch this space for updates.

Nicky Hepburn - Walk Rings

Nicky Hepburn -

Walk Rings

Jennifer Marshall - Wreck Bay

Jennifer Marshall -

Wreck Bay

Implode Explode - Rosalind Lawson

Implode Explode -

Rosalind Lawson

Silvio Tern - Apponyi

Silvio Apponyi -


Images (from top of page)


Acknowledgement of country

WAMA is honoured to be able to do what we love within an ancient, diverse and unique cultural landscape that we call home. A landscape created by the great creator Bunjil, crafted by the many rich creative beings and forces, and cared for by the First Nations’ peoples. We acknowledge and respect their enduring knowledge, wisdom, leadership and friendship and their Elders past, present and future.