WAMA has launched their first online exhibition, Nature Nurturing Art, which features local artists who are inspired by the natural world.
"Nature both inspires and nurtures these artists. A painter may focus on the shimmer of light on water. A photographer uncomfortably waits for hours to capture 'that shot' of a bird in flight ... " she said.
"This exhibition peeps into the worlds of artists interpreting our unique Australian environment.
"I am delighted to organise the very first online exhibition for WAMA, to bring awareness to this important genre of nature-inspired art and to the wonderful WAMA Project."
The exhibition features 30 artists from across Australia and has strong representation from Grampians and Wimmera regions including Steve Morvell, Chris Nicholls, John Tiddy and Peter Voice to name a few.
From Stawell, Peter Voice showcases multimedia paintings and John Tiddy exhibits masterful bird photography. Trevor Smith, former curator of Horsham Art Gallery, contributes a whimsical crocheted 'Superb Fairy Wren'.
The exhibition also includes major Australian artists such as John Wolseley, Janet Laurence, Jennifer Marshall, Dianne Emery, Heather Shimmen, Noel Hart and Carmel Wallace.
The artwork ranges from botanical art to abstraction, painting, sculpture and jewellery. Some artists are deeply influenced by remote Australian and indigenous cultures, while others take inspiration from their local environment.
WAMA's Nature Nurturing Art online art exhibition is available for viewing from September 1 to October 16 at www.wama.net.au/art-exhibition.
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