The Earth Canvas exhibition displays works by leading contemporary artists, developed in response to regenerative farming properties situated between the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers in southern NSW. Looking beyond limiting the impact of industrial agriculture, these farmers actively work to rehabilitate the land and nurture healthy ecosystems. Inspired by their immersive contact with both the farmer and the landscape, the artists reveal a mutual creativity, appreciation and understanding of the natural forces that sustain us. The exhibition features works by Rosalind Atkins, Jenny Bell, Jo Davenport, Janet Laurence, Tony Nott, Idris Murphy and John Wolseley.
Earth Canvas was first displayed at Albury LibraryMuseum from 24 October 2020 – 7 February 2021 and was Highly Commended in the 2021 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) in the Temporary or Travelling Exhibition category.
It is touring to the following venues across 2021 and 2022:
|Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery||19 March – 9 May 2021|
|The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre||16 July – 29 August 2021|
|Mildura Arts Centre||16 September – 28 November 2021|
|Museum of the Riverina||7 December 2021 – 27 February 2022|
|Tamworth Regional Gallery||12 March – 12 June 2022|
|Griffith Regional Art Gallery||18 June – 24 July 2022|
|National Museum of Australia||25 August – 30 October 2022|